You are you’re own healing. These are some simple tips for healing I’ve written about before and I hope they will help a little. Nobody knows how your recovery will unfold, how long it will take, what other medications may help you and so forth but we do know that healing is a process and will unfold as it should for you. These ideas are entirely my own personal view from what I’ve learnt from others, experienced myself and also from what I’ve learnt concerning rewiring the brain for health.
* Try not to focus and write about all the individual symptoms you may experience, just get reassurance that they are caused by benzos and preferably medical reassurance (perhaps pie in the sky!).
* Read as many success stories as you can and talk to recovered people.
* Know and understand that recovery from long term use of benzodiazepines can take many months or even years before the body fully readjusts to a drug free life. Don’t let this scare you but inform you when suffering several months off.
* Always put yourself first and do what is right for you and not what others think is right for you.
* Don’t push too hard, remember your brain and body are exhausted through this and more than anything need rest. However, take gentle exercise but possibly not mammoth gym sessions which may rev up symptoms.
* Take time to rest and meditate every day and listen and read about spiritual evidence for helping ourselves. This has been one of my biggest crutches in these final stages. There’s so much out there that points to our healing from within and not seeking cures in the outside world. (Ask me for more info if you like).
* If you wish to try supplements, vitamin injections, herbs, drugs, diets, fasting or any other so called miracle cures do so only after careful research and full understanding. Remember nothing has been proven to help the process for everyone even after nearly sixty years of knowing the damage the drugs do. You are completely individual in your reactions.
* Above all trust yourself because sadly answers don’t exist. Once you relax and allow everything to wash over you without a major reaction your central nervous system will start to calm. It’s the constant looking that tends to provide the negative thoughts that we react to. I know keeping positive is futile but keeping a clear, open mind uncluttered by the ‘whys and what ifs’ is going to help.
* Try not to trawl the groups and be exposed to the sadness which can only influence you negatively.
* Keep to a few trusted friends to support you and who will not pull you down into their own inferno. Talk openly and supportively to each other and be absolutely honest. Honesty and trust in each other are paramount.
This process is unbelievably awful, a gigantic Tsunami out of all proportion to anything anyone has ever experienced before BUT it’s going to elevate you to a much higher level. You will be a thoughtful, loving, caring human being and the most amazing friend and partner. Love will colour everything you do and say. You will be invincible. You are your own healing and only you have the power. ❤️
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