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Jan 17, 2018 · Protracted Benzo withdrawal in Depression & Anxiety

Klonopin is a tough one to get off. Many ppl do not know this but klonopin is actually more potent than xanax. I never could direct taper klonopin. It was pure agony. I am now slowly trying to get off valium (because of tolerance) using the Ashton protocol but it has been pure hell!

Jan 11, 2018 · Protracted Benzo withdrawal in Depression & Anxiety

I have been on benzos for nearly 30 years for panic, anxiety, and a horrible cardiophobia that I have. I have now become totally tolerant to the benzo valium. I was on xanax for 10 years, klonopin for 10 years, and now valium for the last 10 years and now nothing works for me anymore. I have been through 3 very nasty benzowithdrawals in my life. I am using the Ashton protocol to slowly wean from valium, but I feel like hell each day. I have constant pressure and muscle tightness in my chest and stomach and heart palps that feel like angina to me. It feels like my heart is pulsating, altho I get the skipped beats and fluttering too. When I started having panic attacks at age 25, I read books on heart disease and was convinced this was what I had and then started having all the SXs I read about. Please do not laugh. I see my doctors regularly and they all still say panic and anxiety. Now, I am 30 years older and not 25 anymore so I think I might have heart disease now with all these weird bizarre SX’s. I don’t know what to do or think anymore. The benzo withdrawal is beyond horrible, even with a slow controlled taper. The chest pressure and muscle tightness is awful and I have it 24/7. The only time I do not feel it or think about it is when I am asleep and to add insult to injury, my sleep is horrible also. I started eating a really healthy whole foods plant based diet in 2013 just in case but I still do not feel any relief. I have been eating healthy like this since 2013, so 4.5 years now. If anyone can relate to what I just posted, please respond back. I would love to talk to anyone.