Benzos

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hi all been really struggling for the past 6-8 month ive been buying diazepam snd temazepam off the internet when i have them obviously i feel calm and fine n sleep great now ive ran out and feel awful im on 50 mg of sertraline and have been for a year at first it helped but now i just feel a mess

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    hon you're going through withdrawals, I've been 5 months off valium and still going through withdrawals. it's called going cold turkey. it can be dangerous to cold turkey off benzos, I pray your going to be okay

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    What has changed with the Sertaline? Is it possible to switch to another SSRI? That might help.

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      Hi Claire.

      I'm so sorry you're not feeling great. It can be a very anxious time when changing meds. Everyone reacts differently to meds & what suits one person will not suit the other person. I have been on 30 mgs Citalopram for more than 10 yrs, with no side effects, and I can only speak well of this medication. Personally for me, it calms the surface of the water which allows me to be better equipped to deal with any choppy waters underneath. I'm sending you a hug and strength. xx

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      thank you very much lollipop im led wide awake cant relax flutters in my chest i keep checking my heart rate its fine its 69 resting heart rate but im still sat worrying im going to have a heart attack and die xx

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      Hi Claire.

      The effects of going cold turkey will knock you back like a tidal wave & it will feel like it's taking a forever amount of time, on this withdrawal train. From feeling calm & being able to sleep (which is so little to ask of life) to total angst & feeling like everything is totally out of wack, is indeed frightening. It's good you're checking your heart rate. Please take a little comfort that your resting rate is ok. I truely do understand how you're feeling. I hope that there's a someone special close by that can support you through these choppy angst times. If I had a Christmas wish, it would be that you could feel like your sweet self, (calm & being able to sleep) prior to this frightening time. I'm just a message away if there's anything I can do. Thinking of you & sending you a hug. xx

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      hi lollipop thats so sweet what you said thank u very much i slept a little last night not as much as id like but beggers cant be choosers can they eh i feel a little more calm today x

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