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Here are just a few of the many Clonazepam withdrawal success stories from people who have used Point of Return's Clonazepam withdrawal program to taper off Clonazepam.
Have you ever noticed something? When you walk through storms in your life and are put "through the fire", God doesn't leave you alone and to fend for yourself. As a matter of fact, He is so good that as you come through those trials, you can look back and notice something without a shadow of a doubt...God was orchestrating your every step. Not only that, you notice how He has divinely and purposefully placed key people in your path to help you walk through your storm. And it's by no accident or coincidence that these key people have already walked the same path ahead of you and know exactly how to help.
One year ago, I was in the darkest time of my entire life...I was spiraling downward, (physically, mentally & emotionally). Because of an unknown, underlying health issue, (of which I have recently learned about), I suddenly developed severe insomnia. I would go periods of four and five nights with zero sleep. It was like a light switch had been flipped and I totally did not understand it...nor was I prepared for it.
Feeling desperate and against my better judgement, I was scared into getting on one prescription medication after another to try and "break this cycle", (that's how my Dr. convinced me to take anxiety and sleeping pills). My insomnia and anxiety only worsened. So now, I not only couldn't sleep, I now had another problem...I was on medications that I could not come off of. The very things that were supposed to help me were now making everything more complicated and only adding to my stress, fear, anxiety and insomnia, (which is what they do by their very nature). By the way, doctors don't tell you this most of the time nor give you an exit plan for these prescriptions.
Now, before we go any further let me interject something. I don't like the term 'addict' or 'addicted'. Let me explain my case and others' by coining a phrase here: "You're not an addict, 'by choice', you become dependent,'by force'." The very nature and chemical structure of these prescription meds force your brain to become chemically dependent on them. Therefore many innocent folks are wrongly judged and labeled as "drug addict".
So, I was taking several prescription medications and instead of getting better, my world grew darker by the day. I even made an appointment with my Dr. to discuss coming off my medications. I was assured that I could do this with no issues or problems. Wrong. I dangerously cold turkey'd several of these meds and endured some of the most horrible side effects and withdrawal symptoms. I had stopped all but one. This particular benzodiazepine medication, (Klonopin or by the generic name, Clonazepam), had such a sinister grip on me that even when I tried tapering slowly, the withdrawals and side-effects were literally 'hell on earth'. I had never experienced anything physically or mentally like this.
The insomnia continued and thoughts were entering my mind that I know were straight from the enemy of my soul. Hope was fading. I was left questioning, "How in the world did I get to this point?" Where I found myself was against everything I was about. I had scoured the Internet for help but always came up short. Any help organizations I found always included getting on other drugs to taper from the drug I was on. I didn't want to create more problems, so I would move and keep searching... The September morning that I found POINT OF RETURN, I do believe that I was being guided by an unseen hand. On that morning that I 'just so happen' to find POR, the previous night had been one of the most desperate of my journey. My husband and I had literally been up all night long, crying out to Jesus for help.
Let me pause right here and preface this next amazing account, (a God thing), with a little backstory tidbit: A few months earlier, my husband had downloaded a song to my phone called, "Jesus, Heal Me" by Christian music artist, Carman Licciardello. Now, this song has a beautiful 4-bar piano intro and then Carman half sings/half speaks the words, "The Spirit of the Lord is here to heal...". The song continues and he begins to sing, (keep this in mind as we continue).
Back to my story...
So, Channing and I had been pleading to the Lord throughout the night for help. I got up from the couch where I was lying to go to the restroom. Using the flashlight on my phone to navigate through the dark room, as I reached the couch, I went to turn the light off on my phone. As I did, the Carman song started playing...but not as you'd think. Remember that beautiful piano introduction I mentioned? Well, miraculously it skipped that 12 second intro and started playing at the moment Carman's voice begins to speak. So, out into the atmosphere, with no introduction, we loudly hear this proclamation, "The Spirit of the Lord is here to heal". Then boom and just like that, it shuts off!
A divine phenomenon had taken place and my husband and I both could sense it. We were stunned. Things were about to shift. My situation was about to change. Throughout this whole process my trust in God never wavered. My faith continued to grow as I felt He would somehow see me through. I got up from the couch and began to search online again for help. I was looking for a glimmer of hope in tapering safely from this dangerous medication that was wreaking havoc on my life. Suddenly 'POINT OF RETURN' (POR) popped up in my search window. Why had I not been able to find it thus far? I look back and realize that it was all in God Almighty's divine timing.
I read the testimonies on the site and began to weep with joy. Point of Return Co-Founder, Alesandra Rain's story especially hit home with me. Channing had finally fallen asleep, (around 6am), I went to wake him up. He was used to me waking him while crying, but this time I explained that these were tears of hope and joy. I kept exclaiming that I believed that I had found the help I so desperately needed! My husband called before POR office hours and left a message for someone to call him back.
Within a few minutes, Channing's phone rang and the sweetest voice on the other end began to speak through the phone's speaker...it was Alesandra Rain, (POR Co-Founder and Fox News Drug Expert). For the first time since June of 2016, (it was now September of 2016), I could see a dim light breaking through the darkness that had engulfed me. Channing explained to Alesandra that we felt that it was by a divine appointment that we had found her organization, POINT OF RETURN. Alesandra went on to tell us that she was not even supposed to come into work that day. You see, a hurricane was just hours from hitting the town where POR is located, (near Charleston, SC). She had come in just to 'baton down the hatches' at the office and then go bug-in at home before the hurricane arrived. It was then that she found Channing's message and she immediately called back.
Alesandra put us at ease and ensured us that she had no doubt I would make it through this. She was here to help and promised she would walk through this with us every step of the way...and she has. Because of her own story of surviving the unimaginable, Alesandra has arrived at her God-ordained purpose and destiny. Through this, she has become my dear, sweet friend. She has tirelessly and patiently helped me navigate these unchartered waters in my life...not only me, so many others as well. Alesandra, Andrea and Terry and their amazing staff are helping and mentoring countless souls around the world to break the chains of harmful medication dependency.
If you or a loved one need help in this area, please contact, POINT OF RETURN. Extended use of medications are harmful to our bodies, (especially Benzodiazepines such as Klonopin, Lorazepam, Xanax, etc). These meds are especially harmful to our brains. POINT OF RETURN has meticulously overseen the formulation of their wonderful Nutraceauticals, (RELAX, SLEEP, MOOD & SUPPORT), to help our bodies and brains recover from these dangerous chemicals. For an amazing, inspirational story of devastating loss and then triumph, you need to go to Amazon or Barnes & Noble online and pick up a copy of POR Co-Founder, Alesandra Rain's true account of her life, (Deeds Of Trust by Alesandra Rain). Once you read it, you'll understand why I often say, "If Alesandra can get through that, then surely I can get through this". She is a living miracle and truly a gift. When you read her story, it will give you hope and courage to get through whatever it is you're walking through!
Since September of 2016, Alesandra has had me slowly tapering, through the Point of Return Withdrawal Program. I would hate to know where I'd be without POINT OF RETURN. As of August of 2017, I have completely finished my taper of Klonopin. I could not have done it without POR.
I know and realize now more than ever that with my story, and Alesandra's story, that your pain becomes your purpose and God will use it to lead you to your destiny. Amen. I'm so thankful for Alesandra, she's a gift, a treasure and my hero...the strongest woman I know! Point Of Return has given me my life back!
Christina E. (Georgia) - Clonazepam Withdrawal Success Story
At the time I contacted Point of Return (POR) my whole life had recently fell apart. I was going through a painful divorce, lost my job, house and community, and my health was going down the tubes as well.
Over the recent couple of years, I had been put on various meds to help me cope with my situation. Literally, I hadn’t been able to sleep without medication for years! My meds included: Clonazepam for anxiety, Zolpidem ( Ambien) for sleep and Celexa for depression.
My body had become dependent on all three of these meds. I was in bad shape- so bad in fact that it scared me. I contacted Alesandra at Point of Return, after my counselor had recommended the program, and she gave me great hope. She too had gone through tragic circumstances in her life, so we could easily relate to one another.
This was huge in my world. I began taking the recommended nutraceuticals in March of 2018. At that time, I also saw my doctor and he prescribed me a titrating supply of Ambien (Zolpidem), as recommended, and I began the titration process. It was a slow and gradual process to reduce my bodies dependence on Ambien. However, within 6 months I began being able to sleep on my own. It was amazing!
Next, I Titrated off Celexa, and finally Clonazepam. The Clonazepam was a bit difficult, and I do want to say that I had some dark days during this process. Doubt crept in, and as brain chemicals are forced to change and adapt, my thinking sometimes was off. It was at those times that I would often call and speak with Alesandra. Her counsel was a reassuring voice to me when I felt I was in a desperate place….
I am proud to say that as of 1/1/19 I have been off all meds. I am now finishing up my program but am essentially well again- and so thankful for it! I simply cannot recommend Point of Return's withdrawal program highly enough for people whose bodies have become dependent on medication(s)…They know, they understand, and they are there to help you. May God bless you as you seek to restore your health and freedom.
Joel C. (Washington) – Clonazepam Withdrawal Success Story
24 years ago after devastating pain of a jaw/muscle problem and reactive sleeping problems, I asked my doctor if the Clonazepam (Klonopin) he was prescribing me was “addictive” , he said “on no the medication is not addictive and you will have no problems getting off them” wrong ! . I was so desperate for sleep and the pain spasms in my jaw to go away I threw caution to the wind and started taking the medication. Well here we are 2019 another doctor kept prescribing and with sooo many regrets I kept taking as my jaw problem was fixed with orthodontics I should have gotten off the meds 20 yrs ago. The pain went away but I was now dependent on this medication ☹ taken every night.
In Dec. 2017 at my own request I asked my doctor how to get off the drug. She questioned me about my anxiety and sleep issues . I was ignorant of what a demon the Benzo’s were and due to tolerance withdrawal they were the culprit causing my sleep and anxiety issues . What a nightmare of 2 years to get off .5 mg taken every night never abused I don’t drink or smoke only do chocolate lol plus this little demon pill. My doctor didn’t know how to get me off the drug and I wound up dropping the drug 75% from Dec. 2017 to Feb 2018. Mistake never once did she warn me of withdrawals.
I started with Benzo flu totally lost my voice, ear pressure, screaming tinnitus, fatigue, jelly legs and stomach issues like a blow torch on my stomach no matter what I ate 17 symptoms . I Googled Clonazepam withdrawal and soon realized the mess I was in. I am a leader and very active in my church. I work full time in a job I love. I am a loving wife/ mother and gramma and now this was ripping my life away.
Praise God for the Benzo sites and the love and support of one another. I was so desperate as I searched for support in Canada where I live and nothing for benzo withdrawal!! I was getting so bad with symptoms crippling anxiety , fatigue, concentration, inner body vibrations etc came in and I almost was questioning if I was still able to work .
Due to one of these sites the name Point of Return came along. I took a chance one magically blessed Friday calling Point of Return and Alesandra picked up the phone. She was my angel, she spoke to me with such support caring knowledge I cried inside as I now had hope on how to get better. She took so much time with me and I know God had ordained it. She gave me such hope and connected me to their Point of Return discussion forum.
I was then connected to Andrea another amazing caring person. She has been my rock for the pathway to healing. She gave me a safe taper plan, supported me at every step of this journey. She even found me a Compound Pharmacist in Canada, he and his wife were amazing and knew so much about liquid tapering.
Point of Return also gave me information on what to do and not to do. And wonderful Terry took time every call when I was ordering Support and all the other products I needed we. We have such a wonderful phone relationship and he always shipped me the products in time and integrity.
These are truly amazing people who care and are the real deal.
Getting back to one amazing thing about my story is my husband was so worried about me and I didn’t know if I could still work we took a chance ordered Support , Mood etc. the products arrived Wednesday from my Friday call. By Saturday I had a huge change in my stamina and wellbeing , the products didn’t take away my symptoms but boy I felt well enough to fight it. That was almost 2 years ago.
I have tapered and remained functional by God and the support of Point of Return. I have not missed a family function and I was still able to do the things I loved all during withdrawal. Without Point of Return this would not have been possible. Withdrawal is not an easy journey but with prayer, love an support, believing always in getting better you can do it. I am living proof. I am 63 years old and I don’t even know “what I want to be when I grow up”
Brenda (Canada) – Clonazepam Withdrawal Success Story