I am sincerely glad you made it through okay. I have read the horror stories of protracted benzo withdrawal. This is coming from somebody who has been through full blown opiate withdrawal before, and despite how agonizing that was (so painful, you can't even imagine it unless you've lived it) I was always deathly afraid of (and thankfull that it wasn't) benzos because of what I knew about them.
I can't beleive the irresponsiblity of doctors who let that happen to a patient. Some doctors are just plain ignorant about the drugs they give.
Hope that you're feeling better now, and I wish you the best, I honestly do. Even though opiates is a whole different ball game, I know what it's like to feel something that there are just no words to describe and nobody could even come close to understanding unless they'd lived it.
And with opiates you start to feel better in a few days, I shudder to think of going through something like that for MONTHS.
thanks Bones......and opiates are recognized as the 2nd worse wd......but you are right......it was months of agony, I couldn't walk around the block for 10 months, and it took me 18 months to go back to the gym (and I was a natural bodybuilder)....I'm glad you realize the horrors of this sh**. I don't blame those that haven't lived it but like you said, it makes other withdrawls look like a day at the beach.....and it can go on for months and years cause the central nervous system is the slowest healing in the body....I am 90% now and thanks........I appreciate it, but it took alot of work on my part to get her, and yes, I blame the drug companies and the idiot doctors who throw pills out and not tell anyone about the risks......glad you made it too........