Category Archives: Useful Information

In-person support groups for psychiatric medication tapering and recovery

The assistance, encouragement and camaraderie that I’ve had as a result of my participation in various online peer support groups while going through benzodiazepine withdrawal has been a lifeline for me. However, I’ve often wished that in-person versions of these … Continue reading

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If you’re only going to sign one benzo petition, this is the one to sign.

A friend of mine and a former moderator at the first benzo support group that I ever belonged to devoted a year of her life to preparing this Citizen Petition to the FDA. It’s well researched and has the support … Continue reading

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Report at seven months out (or LLW’s common sense guide to defeating depression)

3/23/11—Tomorrow is my seven months off anniversary. What I’ve been noticing lately is precisely what I encountered the first time I quit Klonopin. During the first several months (the acute phase), progress is really noticeable, but then it slows down … Continue reading

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Baylissa’s wonderful Coping Tips video

Play it over and over again if necessary.

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How to get a doctor to help you taper off of benzodiazepines

Most of this was written by someone else and uploaded to the now-defunct Yahoo benzo group that Geraldine Burns founded. I don’t know who authored it, so I’m not able to give credit. I have edited it for grammar and … Continue reading

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How to find support and understanding

One of the more difficult challenges of benzodiazepine withdrawal syndrome is that most medical professionals are completely unaware of it. To the best of my knowledge, it’s not taught in medical, nursing or pharmacy school. It’s likely that your doctor, … Continue reading

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Dictionary of commonly-used benzodiazepine withdrawal jargon and slang

For those of you new to the not-so-wonderful world of benzodiazepine withdrawal, I’ve put together this little dictionary so that certain things I say in future posts will make sense to you. I may add to it later as things … Continue reading

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