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Here are just a few of the many Diazepam withdrawal success stories from people who have used Point of Return's Diazepam withdrawal program to taper off Diazepam.
How on earth did I get on this road again? I had been here before and vowed never, ever to let this happen again. But somehow, years and years later, thousands upon thousands of dollars later, multiples and multiples of psychiatric drugs and misdiagnosis and withdrawals later…….. Here I was, back on the “Devil’s in a bottle” yet again. I will just go from “Yet again” as that is where POINT OF RETURN, INC. entered my life.
I had been given three rounds of a steroid for chronic bronchitis. I got better…..too much better and before I knew it, I was manic! I called my doctor and told her I thought there was something wrong and she told me to just stop the last round of Prednisone. So, I just stopped. Over the next several days I began to hallucinate, my heart was palpitating out of my chest, I was in a cold sweat and the list goes on. I had to resign from my teaching job. I couldn’t care for my children. It was just a 24/7 nightmare.
I had already been rushed via ambulance to the ER because I thought I was having a heart attack. They found nothing. The doctor, knowing my previous experience but truly not knowing what else to do, gave me some Klonopin and I took it! It is amazing what one will do when they feel as if they are staring death in the face. Within minutes, the mania was gone. I remembered just before I took it, that I got on my knees and prayed that if this was the wrong thing to do that God would have to show me the way out of it, “yet again”. Little did I know that the way out would be POINT OF RETURN three years later.
So, while the Klonopin worked for the mania, I started having tremendous pain in areas where I had had multiple surgeries. I went to a pain management specialist and was given Hydrocodone and Oxycodone and plenty of it. Then, I couldn’t sleep. I went to see about that and was reassured by a reputable compounding pharmacist (and they know more about prescription drugs than just about anybody) that Ambien was NOT addictive and that I couldn’t believe everything I read. So here I am…. heading right back down the road to destruction and hell that I thought I would never be on again.
I started having so many physical ailments. I wound up having major surgery for GERD and a gall bladder removal. Less than a year later, I had exploratory surgery to see if the disease of Endometriosis had grown back even though I had had a complete hysterectomy. While going through all these surgeries, it just didn’t seem prudent to come off these medications. I never realized that it was probably these medications that actually led to the surgeries. It is such a vicious, evil cycle.
I had come across Alesandra’s book “Deeds of Trust” and had read it and tucked it away on the back burner. I knew that I could not continue on this path. After the last surgery and adequate recuperation time I looked up POINT OF RETURN and emailed them. Terry forwarded my email to Alesandra and she called me! God did hear my prayer!
Now, 15 months later, I am finally as of November 6, 2010……..DRUG FREE!
It wasn’t easy. However, with the support of Alesandra, Terry and the POINT OF RETURN protocol, I am finally on the road to complete physical, emotional and mental healing. Angels come in all forms. These people and this program were truly…..”HEAVEN SENT”. Thank you God. Thank you to my husband Dan for his never ending support and belief in me and unconditional love. Thank you to my two beautiful boys, Drew and Graham who just kept on loving me when I was not loveable.
Last but not least…….Thank you Alesandra for your never ending words of encouragement, advice, love and new found friendship. Thank you Terry for ALWAYS getting those products to me whenever I needed them and to wherever I happened to be. I am forever grateful to all of you.
Becky W. (NORTH CAROLINA) - Diazepam Withdrawal Success Story
First, I just want to say thank you to the fabulous staff at Point of Return (POR) – Alesandra, Andrea and Terry for all the help and guidance in, not only attaining a med-free life, but also greater health! The past year has been quite a ride (and one I never want to repeat), but through your help, the terrific POR supplement program, and friends on the forum, I'm on my way back to health.
But, let me start at the beginning. As a result of headaches and occipital neuralgia caused by muscle tension and stress, I was given a dose of steroids by an Orthopedist. Within 2 days of finishing the steroid, I started shaking…and it kept getting worse. After being prescribed Flexeril,Celexa, Xanax, Ativan and Trazadone (consecutively), I was finally given a diagnosis of anxiety…along with Valium [Diazepam] and Lunesta by my OB/GYN. Fortunately, all were relatively short-lived, except the Valium. Initially, the Valium worked. My neck and shoulders felt better and the anxiety felt manageable. However, soon the muscle tension started getting worse, as did my anxiety between doses. After searching the internet for solutions: I found Point of Return, (POR).
My journey has been much shorter than many, although it feels like a lifetime to me. It was a downward spiral, but my body is finally beginning to recover physically. I'm amazed that 7 weeks of Benzos led to (for me) 6 mos. of tapering. Because of both physical and emotional set-backs, I had to postpone and hold my tapers multiple times. I actually tapered longer than I was on Benzos to begin with! However, with much encouragement, I continued down the path of healing toward a single, focused goal…to be free of the Benzo beast. As I've said previously, I've counted on the support of three very special people – Alesandra, Andrea and Terry – some incredible supplements, and a whole lot of determination. Failure was not an option for me.
I'm no different than any one of you reading this. If you think you're the only one that won't heal (and believe me, you're not alone), you will. If you think that your sleep will never return…guess again. It will. If you believe that you're the only one who will fail on the supplements, you're wrong. How do I know? I've been there (as have many before me). And…believe me; I've had every doubt that you've had. So while I still have my occasional "off" moments or days, the good days now FAR outnumber the bad.
I think it's so important to focus on the "End Zone". Of course, it's far easier to try to sabotage our own healing, and focus and obsess and blame our lack of recovery on everything but the real culprit…the pharmacologic answer. The magic pill. In reality, we just need to stay the course, keep our eyes focused on the prize, and focus on "what is" instead of getting mired in "what if's". And "what is" is the present: putting one foot in front of the other and crossing the finish line. So know that it's possible to begin healing. It may not be a cake walk, but you will cross the finish line too. Please, please, please trust the program and our fabulous team at POR.
Love you all!
Janet S. (MINNESOTA) Diazepam Withdrawal Success Story
Dear Alesandra, Dr. Code, Dr. Armstrong, Roy, Dr. Sadeghi, Andrea, Terry, and all participants in the POR Forum,
Thank you SO much for providing me with the ultimate healing path out of a very deep obscure iatrogenic reality that almost cost my life! I still have to pinch myself every now and then to believe that it actually happened! I'm alive! Totally in a state of humble awe! It's already been 6 months since I successfully completed my taper, and time continues to fly by now, because I am actually living life! Sure there are post taper withdrawal symptoms! How can it not? But look! I'm here! I'm active, I'm productive, I'm sleeping non-zombie hours again, and so so very happy! It is such a wonderful feeling to be able to live life again, to look in my husband's and children's eyes and realize that they know that I'm back, and doing well! Simple things all of a sudden became awesome, like hearing nature sounds, feeling the texture of various surfaces, the simple act of breathing... Wow! If I could only share all details here... It would amaze anyone! Yes, I have happy tears of joy! How can I not? Freedom at last! Whoohoo!
I would like to share that besides POR's nutraceuticals, POR's guidance, and POR's outstanding reassuring support, POR has introduced me to the most amazing network of people, and specially, to an outstanding group of diligent medical professionals that unlike several out there, treat me as a whole being! Customizing my taper and post taper program to address my special needs, including addressing the terrifying side effects of iatrogenic electric convulsive therapy to cover up for the irresponsible benzo overprescription, has ultimately saved my life, and set me towards a path of achieving total health! Every step that I've taken after encountering POR has not only benefited me, but my immediate family, tremendously! My husband and children now truly understand the harsh reality of going through iatrogenic withdrawal! All the yoyo symptoms mimicking non-existing diseases! It was so so hard on all of us! From being okay to all of a sudden having vertigo, dizziness, oscillating blood pressure, memory/speech impairment, irritability, depersonalization, derealization, etc. 24/7! We were all beyond exhausted! And to think that this all started with a simple treatment for my hypothyroid! Unbelievable how it escalated into an alarming psychiatric iatrogenic madness!
What has been the key to my success? POR's outstanding professional knowledge, diligence, on going research, patience, trust, phenomenal caring guidance through personal visits, working as a team with my local doctors, checking on my progress, phone calls, emails, texts, and POR's Forum support - my new extended family! Simple words cannot express my profound gratitude!
I look forward to continuing my post taper healing along side POR, sharing my experience out there to bring very much needed awareness, so others are not victims of irrational bad medicine, and most definitely, in helping those who are going through similar life reality!
Thank you, thank you,thank you, POR! You gave me my life back! Wow! Cheers to total health!
With profound gratitude,
Marcia B. (California) - Valium Withdrawal Success Story