Benzo withdrawal is your story, nobody else’s. Comparing all the variables with those of other sufferers won’t tell you anything at all about how your recovery will go or what symptoms you have to face. It doesn’t matter which Benzo, how many other drugs, how long on, your age, or your method of withdrawal as there is no one certainty that covers all scenarios. All we do know is that recovery will unfold in the time and way that is right for you.
Never lose sight of this fact. The many groups that exist for support can cause turmoil and upset for you if everything is believed and taken on as your own. No two stories are the same and nobody knows what Is right for you. All those of us that try to help can do is support with knowledge and understanding but never tell you what is right and wrong for you. In a few cases recovery from these drugs can take several years, as it has for me, but this is what is right for me and how it’s unfolded for me. I’ve recovered knowing that I am individual and I’ve always held total belief in myself and acceptance of what is happening. I don’t deny it’s been difficult and I’ve sort out many hands to hold during the process but I am there now and the sun is shining on the other side. You’re going to be ok wherever you are on this journey.