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Symptoms, Sensitivities, and Uplifting Stories

Updated: Mar 22, 2023

Questions lead us to answers. Comments provide us insight. And stories connect from all corners of the globe. Your input is the heart of the Benzo Free Podcast, and it’s about time we dedicated an entire episode to that wonderful resource.

In today’s episode, we explore the effects of benzos on our sense of taste, we learn about the benefits of yoga nidra for sleep, and we evaluate the use of sauna therapy for withdrawal. We also hear three wonderful stories from New York, New Zealand, and Japan.

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00:57 Introduction

11:53 Mailbag

24:43 Benzo Stories

43:00 Moment of Peace



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In today’s intro, I talk briefly about being back from the road trip, a bit about the weather, a bit about Thanksgiving, and a few other things.



  • QUESTION: Taste Sensitivity in Benzo Withdrawal– Frank, from White Plains, New York, asked about foul tastes in benzo withdrawal.

  • QUESTION: Sauna Therapy – Rubaiyat, from Denmark, asked about Sauna Therapy for withdrawal.

  • COMMENT: Yoga Nidra for Sleep – Denise, from New Mexico, mentions the benefits of yoga nidra for sleep.


Benzo Stories

Today we had three stories to share from:

  • Cathy (Phoenix, Arizona)

  • David (japan)

  • Linda (Christchurch, New Zealand)


The Podcast

The Benzo Free Podcast provides information, support, and community to those who struggle with the long-term effects of anxiety medications such as benzodiazepines (Xanax, Ativan, Klonopin, Valium) and Z-drugs (Ambien, Lunesta, Sonata).


All content provided by Easing Anxiety is for general informational purposes only and should never be considered medical advice. Any health-related information provided is not a substitute for medical advice and should not be used to diagnose or treat health problems, or to prescribe any medical devices or other remedies. Never disregard medical advice or delay in seeking it. Please visit our website for our complete disclaimer at


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