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Minimum of 5 yrs. ago when Klon. dosage wasn't increased my health (physical & mental) went south.

I never related it to the Benzo... till now. It's like I've been in w/d the whole time! Not just titration

time plus 60 days off drug!  Please any thoughts on this theory.

Thank you ,RickC

 

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Minimum of 5 yrs. ago when Klon. dosage wasn't increased my health (physical & mental) went south.

I never related it to the Benzo... till now. It's like I've been in w/d the whole time! Not just titration

time plus 60 days off drug!  Please any thoughts on this theory.

Thank you ,RickC

 

 

I think I was the same way, in tolerance w/d for years.. never able to feel good, although always trying to work on my health for years, and years.. then, a few years ago, the doctor gave me risperdal (an anti-psychotic) that doctors use as a "shut up drug".. has turned me into a zombie, unknowingly.. Now, 6 months off the clonazepam, I'm tackling the risperdal and am 1/2 way through my taper of it.. I hear what you're saying and I agree with the theory.. that's been true in my case, I believe..  - Eric

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That's exactly what happened to me - getting sick was what made me question the drugs I was on.

 

Thought it was the Adderall, and tapered that off. Still sick. Thought it was the Paxil, and tapered that off.

 

Whoops - it was the Ativan, and what a snarling beast it turned out to be.

 

Glad to be done with ALL of them.  :sick:

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same with me...until I was tapering from the xanax I did not realize what withdrawal felt like- once I did- I realize the lousy feelings I had for so so many yearswere actually withdrawal- I could finally recognize them-  if only I had known sooner  I could have saved years of feeling crappy and not knowing why! Oh well- have to look forward not back....
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I believe I built up a tolerance to Xanax and didn't even know it.  My psychiatrist prescribed .75mg of Xanax back in September/2009 to treat my anxiety.  I took it everyday religiously for 6 years and was feeling great, no anxiety at all.  What I didn't know was that I was also building a tolerance to it, because I kept taking everyday believing that if I stopped my anxiety would return.  Well as luck would have it, I changed jobs back in October/2015 and since I don't do well with major changes in my life, the anxiety returned.  I went back to the doctor and he kept upping the dosage until I was taking 4mg daily and still not working.  I felt like I was popping M&Ms, 1mg tablet 4 times a day and it was doing nothing.  I'm sure that was because over 6 years I had built up such a tolerance that who knows how high the dosage would have had to be to actually start working for me.  Anyway after going to the ER for a panic attack and being told by the doctor on call that I was on a very high and dangerous dosage of Xanax, and should thing about getting off of it.  So here I am 5+ months after my jump and now dealing with severe withdrawal symptoms.
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No doubt, I was in benzo tolerance for a couple of years before I figured out what was dismantling my health and my life. It was a slow process but it ruined my life.

Made bad decisions and it was very costly.

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Me too ;)

Would never had thought how much of my problems were due to the benzos and ADs and the other stuff.

Funny,- got to the doctors with problems and the solution was: More problems on top.

Thank you....

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Yes, I believe I was in tolerance withdrawal for years.  My health was declining and I had derealization plus vertigo.  Felt disconnected to everything. I couldn't put my finger on it and finally made the connection by doing some research and finding groups like this one. Much love, courage and compassion to you all.

 

 

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Rickc - I agree with you that I was upping my dosage all the time I was taking Xanax for 15 years. I never believed my doctor would be steering me the wrong way. I never knew even after I started having cognitive problems that it was the Xanax. I believed my brain problems were from taking drugs and I felt like once I stopped I would be fine. I never dreamed 10 months later then here I would be.
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same with me...until I was tapering from the xanax I did not realize what withdrawal felt like- once I did- I realize the lousy feelings I had for so so many yearswere actually withdrawal- I could finally recognize them-  if only I had known sooner  I could have saved years of feeling crappy and not knowing why! Oh well- have to look forward not back....

 

This is exactly how it happened to me too. I truly wondered if others had come to this conclusion too. I could have possibly saved a lot of time, stress, turmoil and money had i known.

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