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Post Tranquilizer Issues

Published: August 19, 2016



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 withdrawing from benzodiazepines to suffer from problems with adrenaline. The body is under extreme stress! During my taper I was diagnosed with PTSD. This was due to events that were happening in my life at the time – not the withdrawal process itself. The effect was the same though – a severe hit on my adrenals. The adrenal glands are responsible for hormone regulation and though for the most part my hormones have been OK, they are out of balance at the moment because I’m not sleeping well and waking up in a sweat at night.


Not that long ago, I lived in the Gold Coast for a few years. I loved it there but I couldn’t stay in bed at night because I felt that there was a current running through me – I would tell doctors ‘I feel like I have my finger in a light socket’. When I got up at around 2am and went into another room I began to feel better. I thought it was adrenaline until one day I read an article written by Dr Mercola – it was on EMF (Electromagnetic Fields) , Earthing and how to measure exposure to EMF. I bought a multimeter and measured my exposure to EMF in bed and found that I was exposed to 40 times more than what was considered safe. I bought an earthing sheet and I remember the first time I laid on the sheet – the current stopped! It was amazing!


There were solar panels placed on the roof above my bedroom and the wiring from them went down the wall to where some kind of box was located. This box was right next to a meter box exacerbating the problem even further. I had to relocate.


This experience has also made me sensitive to EMR (Electromagnetic Radiation) from cell phone towers, WiFi and similar wireless devices. I use an Ethernet cable instead of WiFi in my house now.


My experiences with EMF, EMR and adrenal fatigue has delayed my full recovery from benzodiazepine addiction. This does not mean it will happen to you. My personal circumstances were extreme and now that I am aware of these issues I am able to deal with them.