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New Symptoms, Old Symptoms, and the Search for Support | Benzo Free 132

Confusion. Lack of support. The Search for Solid Information. Ongoing symptoms. New symptoms. The problems tied with benzo withdrawal and BIND seem endless sometimes. Today, I share some of my experiences and talk through the struggles we all face.


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0:00:00 Welcome Back

0:00:36 Frustration with Medical Community

0:01:38 BIND Makes Life Harder

0:02:30 My New Nerve Pain

0:03:45 COVID, BIND, and New Symptoms

0:05:11 The Cyclic Search for Symptom Cause

0:06:04 Murphy Break / uneven podcast

0:07:26 Symptoms and the Ongoing Struggle

0:07:53 Foot Pain Live / Why I Still Have Symptoms

0:09:08 Visualizations, Purpose, and Healing

0:11:34 Symptom Progression Pattern

0:13:32 Finding Good Info & Support

0:16:12 Benzo Community Controversy

0:16:32 Emotion vs. Reason

0:19:07 Failings of the Medical System

0:20:48 We Have to Keep Moving Forward

0:20:59 Send Us Feedback

0:22:32 It's a Long Road for Some of Us

0:24:00 Wrapping Things Up



PODCAST: COVID and Benzos: Immunity, Vaccines, Symptoms


PODCAST: When COVID Meets BIND: How Does Long COVID Affect Benzo Withdrawal?


Recording Info

— RECORDED: Sunday, May 19, 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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If you, or anyone you know, is having suicidal thoughts, please seek help immediately. Resources can be found on our website at:


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Benzo Free Theme Music

— TITLE: Walk in the Park

— ARTIST: Neil Cross


The Benzo Free Podcast is part of the Easing Anxiety network ( and is a production of Denim Mountain Press (

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Hi D,

Glad you are still doing the podcast, always enjoy what you have to say.

One of the symptoms I have developed, now 5 1/2 off Lorazepam is a weak immune system.

I have really struggled with chest infections (pneumonia) and sinus’s infections that have been long and brutal this past winter. Others around me recover quickly but I am not as fortunate. I still really struggle with a heightened nervous system and sometimes this is difficult in certain situations. I also have fatigue and must pace myself. I too hope that one day , I will recover 100%.

Thank you for hanging in there🙏🏻 and doing what you do.


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