“Boy, what a nightmare…..I didn’t find this site until I had already been thru 5 months of a rollercoaster ride that I would never wish on my worst enemy. I only took xanax for a couple of months for a health scare that had me panicked (all is fine) , but 2 short months of taking a little pill really screwed up my life for almost a year. I stopped cold turkey, not being told anything about tapering or withdrawal, and spent the first month at doctors offices spending a fortune running tests on everything, with no answers. I finally ran across the benzo.org website, and discovered that what was happening to me was withdrawal. I had wonderful support from my husband of 25 years and just rode out the storm. I think I had every symptom on the withdrawal list except for seizures at one time or another. It always seemed like symptoms would dissapear only to be replaced by others. The last symptoms that started in January were the morbid thoughts, sore scalp, continued insomnia, and continued anxiety, which had me searching again on the web for answers and thats when I found this wonderful place. Coming here seemed to ease my symptoms, as I read about others going thru the same thing, and took my mind off of me for a while. Thanks to all of you for your encouraging words, humor, and ideas on how to ease some of the symptoms.
Well, finally I started some natural progesterone prescribed by my doctor, after some blood work revealed that my progesterone level was almost zero. It took about a week to start working, and by the first week in March, I started feeling perfectly normal again. I am 43 years old, so maybe hitting early menopause, but I did read somewhere that benzos depleat your progesterone levels, so regardless of the reason, it has helped me become normal again, which I thought at times was going to be unobtainable.
Today is April 23rd, and I had to come back, after my first trip out to Atlanta to visit my sister (something I didn’t think I was going to be able to do just a month earlier) We went to the Bon Jovi Concert, and I had a blast!!! I think about you guys often, and say a prayer for you all to get thru this quickly. Dont forget to exercise, read your bible, and eat healthy. These will all help you to get better quickly. God Bless you all
Taken from Benzo Buddies