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I am 10 days short of 17 months. Still battling with insomnia, extreme back and neck pain, head tightness and headaches.

 

I don't see a light at the end of the tunnel at all.

 

 

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It might not hurt to try a neuromuscular therapist for the pain. If you can find someone that does PDTR, some of your symptoms may rapidly shift. Once the pain settles down, sleep might improve. Just some thoughts.
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I always think that when sleep improves, pain improves. When I sleep poorly, all my pain increases tenfold. I think u should work on your sleep issues, see a sleep specialist, try sleep aids, but not benzos or z drugs..
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BF, I don't have much to say as far as answers for you, other than, I feel your pain and I really want things to get better for you.

We have talked before about this being a long game and you are still in that window of healing from this crap.

Believe me I know it gets discouraging.

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Thanks to all who replied. I don't know what pdtr is but I will check it out.

 

This shot is sickening and the doctors are shit for not knowing how to treat properly and giving these benzos

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Thanks to all who replied. I don't know what pdtr is but I will check it out.

 

This shot is sickening and the doctors are shit for not knowing how to treat properly and giving these benzos

 

Hello BenzoFree001

 

(P-DTR) is some kind of therapy,  I think this is what Benniejets is referring too!  "Proprioceptive Deep Tendon Reflex"

 

I really am sorry your having a rough time. Muscle pain and Insomnia are dreadful symptoms. When your not sleeping, it makes every other symptom feel a lot worse.  Its around this time that my symptoms began to lift, my sleep got better, over the following months thereafter I began to reclaim my life bit by bit, I was stood in my drive at 18 months off, that was amazing(agoraphobia).

 

The muscle pain that crippled me day in day out disappeared!  Its hard to understand how these symptoms can leave so quickly after suffering with them for such a long time.  I remember waking one morning, it took a while for me to notice, the pain in my shoulders had completely gone.  I was so frightened to tell anyone,  just in case it returned, but it never did.

 

Hang in there, it will get better, it just needs more time

Magrita :smitten:

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In my case osteopathy helps a lot, - I just don't have the money to do it often.

After a session I am calmed down, the muscles are relaxed and the nerve pain is much better, then its more easy to sleep.

We are in a circle and in my view it helps if we can make a single point in this circle better..

I hope insomnia will end for you, its the worst :'(

Can you nap?  I hate the doctors for this.

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I am 14.2 months off Klonopin after 20 years of use for insomnia. After a year of no sleep, I recently went to a sleep doc and learned, much to my shock, that I have sleep apnea. This surely started many years ago when I was feeling so unrested and dysfunctional even while on K. I kept getting my K dose increased to help me sleep better, not realizing that this apnea was a big part of the problem. I am thin and never expected it.

 

My insomnia story is pretty complicated, and I am sure this is the case for other BB. I could have avoided this mess if I had even known apnea was a possibility, but that was a long time ago and I can't dwell on it.  Good sleep hygiene helps, too, and the sleep doc discussed sleep prep techniques that I have applied in month 14 of wd. A few of these have helped as sometimes I sleep four hours which I never did before. Best,

pentas

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