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Taming the Adrenaline Beast

Published: January 5, 2017

Adrenaline During Withdrawal When I go online and read the struggles that people  go through there is a common thread. Without a doubt, one of the most difficult parts of withdrawal is the adrenaline that often comes with it and the consequent sleep deprivation. Excess adrenaline quite literally makes you feel like you are burning up […]

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Looking For Answers

Published: December 11, 2016

The Search Have you ever wondered why people are getting sicker?….. You don’t have to look hard you see who I’m talking about, you see people in the streets, supermarkets, in shopping malls and in doctors offices, using walkers, motorized wheel chairs and on mobility scooters – every step is a struggle and these poor […]

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Sensitive Woman – How My Food Sensitivities and Allergies Developed Post Taper

Published: October 21, 2016

I have become very sensitive to all kinds of foods and allergic to many personal products It seems that I am giving excuses for not having posted for so long but seriously I do have an excuse. I have developed a truck load of allergies in the past couple of years and so have a […]

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My name is Coby Steel now

Published: October 12, 2016

My name is Coby Steel now It’s close to 2 years since I got married and you will notice that it is close to 2 years since my last blog…. The wedding was fantastic but I did nearly all the preparations myself and boy oh boy, I can see why people hire a wedding planner! […]

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Distraction

Published: August 19, 2016

The discomfort of withdrawal can overwhelm you There is no doubt that withdrawal from psych drugs is a long, painful and debilitating process. This is evidenced by the people writing about their symptoms on a regular basis on social media. It seems to me though, that focusing on symptoms seems to make the sufferer feel […]

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The Fine Art of Food and Body Awareness

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The internet is full of advice to eat certain foods to heal ailments. I have found however, that foods that are good for most people are more like a poison to me. Please let me explain Not All Good Food is Good For You  My partner Lewis has to watch his food intake as carefully […]

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When Sleep Goes Out The Door

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When Sleep Goes Out the Door Sleep has always been my weakness, that’s how I got on to benzodiazepines in the first place – a lack of sleep has dogged me before, during and post taper. Many people disbelieve me when I tell them how little sleep I get and still function quite well. Believe […]

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Managing your symptoms

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Managing Your Benzodiazepine Withdrawal or Recovery Symptoms Part 1 – Attitude There is no doubt about it, the pain felt in withdrawal and recovery is horrible. We feel isolated, judged and misunderstood and the physical pain can be almost unbearable. I wanted to create a series about this topic because the more I read people’s posts on […]

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Claiming My Life Back

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It has been a few years since I’ve been on holidays and had some fun so after 3 months of looking after my adrenals, Lewis and I decided to go to Cairns for a short holiday over the Easter break – that decision was a bit of a two edged sword. Our holiday When we […]

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Don’t hurry!

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The desire to be free of the horrible symptoms of tolerance withdrawal is understandable and many people cold-turkey or go through some kind of punishing race to be free as quickly as possible and most people who take this road wind up in agony every living moment of their day for months, even years on […]

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Post Tranquilizer Issues

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  I thought that I should explain why I am still a work in progress 3 years benzo free. I do have issues and though I can’t prove they are related to my long term use of benzodiazepines or not – I think they are so here goes:- Adrenal Fatigue It is common for people […]

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Why I started this blog

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  This blog is about helping people to get their lives back after being addicted to tranquilizers. There are forums and Facebook pages that provide advice and support on how to withdraw from tranquilizers (benzodiazepines or benzos) but there is very little written about how to recover. I want to encourage people going through the […]

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Nutrition

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I can’t take many supplements so I have to source most of my nutrition from my food. Dried seaweed is one of my favourite sources of minerals because it is packed full of them – especially magnesium. I sprinkle Dulse Flakes over my vegetables, in rissoles and some other dishes. Wakame and Arame are fantastic […]

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Courage!

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It takes an enormous amount of courage to become tranquilizer free. People endure months/years of multiple extreme symptoms ranging from very stuff and sore muscles, tinnitus, anxiety, insomnia, acrophobia, depression, isolation, feelings of failure, digestive disorders, eye sight problems, feeling of not being here, skin crawling to name only a few……Every single person who has […]

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Choices!

Published: August 18, 2016

We are not helpless victims – we have choices. One choice we can make is to calm our bodies down through our breath. Breathing is an automatic process but put most people don’t know how to breathe properly. Unless we learn how to breathe properly we a missing out on an awesome natural resource that […]

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