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feeling hopeless due to benzo taper

Posted by shy_gal on July 13, 2007, at 8:22:48

I've have just tapered down from 6mg of klonopin to 20 mg's of valium over a period of months. (I did a cross taper)but now I am completely housebound. The benzos were the only thing that got me out of the house and now my agoraphobia has taken over.

I decided to come off the benzo's because they were making me overly depressed and i was getting up and down anxiety but now that I'm half way through i feel as if I'm stuck between a rock and a hard place.

I plan to continue my taper but am scared to death that I'll never leave the house again!!!

I suffer from many other anxiety disorders including SEVERE OCD and Body Dysmorphic Disorder, agoraphobia, Post Traumatic stress disorder and social phobia to the point that I shut myself off from all ppl outside my immediate family when I was 13 :S I've also been diagnosed with a few others where numerous psychs have taken a stab in the dark (I didn't agree with them)

I've been to a neurological psychiatrist who thinks my brain is damaged due to my anxiety and basically told me that there's nothing I can do but wait until everything connects itself right again and in the mean time take some more anti psychotics or anti d's. In hindsight I find that appointment quite amusing.

Uh anyways this wasn't meant to be a long sob story Just wanted to know if anyone else has anxiety and panic that is as crippling as mine is?

I am so sick of medications I've taken too many to count now and my brain feels dead. I eat really healthily and practice relaxation but is there a light to the end of this tunnel? Has anyone else got through a benzo withdrawl feeling less anxious afterwards? did most ppl have to go on to an anti d? or am I doomed to sit in the house watching dvd's all day and reading years and years of psychobabble posts? sorry about my spelling grammar etc I'm very tired. I hope that all made sense. just posting here at the moment is making me anxious!






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