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BIND Bewilderment, Iatrogenic Isolation, and Symptom Struggles | Benzo Free 133

If processing new benzo symptoms is confusing, overwhelming, and furstrating — you're not alone. Today, we look at new symptoms, talk a bit about loneliness, and explore recent feedback on the podcast and BIND.


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0:00:00 Nerve pain, stress, and loneliness

0:02:06 Three topics for today's episode

0:02:48 1) Loneliness in BIND

0:06:49 2) Processing new symptoms

0:08:06 Obsessing, looping, and ruminating

0:11:56 Not everything is a benzo symptom

0:14:56 Conflicting advice and solutions

0:15:42 What if this gets worse?

0:16:37 Stress from worrying might make it worse

0:17:05 Finding a good mindset

0:18:11 3) Podcast stats and controversies

0:19:02 I took some time off for healing

0:20:29 Don't know what's said on social media

0:21:41 BIND, setbacks, and negativity

0:22:37 Foot pain and benzo brain

0:23:30 Sharing my story…honestly

0:27:34 My case is rare

0:28:11 BIND and ABIND controversy

0:33:03 My focus is benzos

0:34:12 Everybody has the right to their opinion

0:34:54 I'm staying true to being honest

0:35:24 Signing off, and forgetting my closing


Recording Info

— RECORDED: Friday, May 31, 2024

— LOCATION: Colorado


The Podcast





This podcast is dedicated to those who struggle with side effects, dependence, and withdrawal from benzos, a group of drugs from the benzodiazepine and nonbenzodiazepine classes, better known as anti-anxiety drugs, sleeping pills, sedatives, and minor tranquilizers. Their common brand names include Ambien, Ativan, Klonopin, Lunesta, Valium, and Xanax.


The Benzo Free podcast is for general information purposes only and should never be considered medical, psychological, or any other form of health advice. Health-related information provided is not a substitute for professional advice and should not be used to diagnose or treat health problems or to prescribe any medical devices, psychological treatments, or other remedies. Never disregard medical advice or delay in seeking it.

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— ARTIST: Neil Cross


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Hi D, Thank you for another honest podcast because yes after 5 1/2 years off, I still feel frustrated, lonely, heightened nervous system, benzo belly, tinnitus etc, but you admitting you still have symptoms, I feel better and less lonely.

My daughter asked me how I was doing after we went out for breakfast on sat and my husband often asked the same but I have my life back. I set limits because I still struggle with fatigue and put boundaries on my activities and listen to my body.

Having symptoms is not like it was during tapering or the first 2 or 3 years off benzodiazepines. The body heals and I have faith every year will just get better…

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