"My Benzopedia" is a concept that has been gifted to us by Matt - a benzo survivor.
Initially Matt developed it to keep track of all the symptoms he was having and as a way of recording his experience. Having completed it Matt thought that his idea could be used as a kind of Wikipedia to communicate to others the symptoms he had experienced and how he coped.
The initial symptoms and coping strategies are Matt's and may be unique to him. Some you will identify with because they will reflect your experience and others will be different. Some of his coping strategies may be useful to you and some won't be.
Matt's concept has been developed and the experiences of others have been added.
In using this resource it is important to remember that
- Everyone's withdrawal is unique and symptoms may vary widely. Just because someone experiences something in a particular way does not mean that another person will experience it in the same way, or that they will experience it at all.
- Withdrawal symptoms can be caused by things in addition to withdrawal. If a symptoms is persistent or you are worried by it, it is always a good idea to get it checked out by your doctor to ensure nothing else is going on.
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Disclaimer: The information contained in this website was not compiled by a doctor or anyone with medical training. The advice contained herein should not be substituted for the advice of a physician who is well-informed in the subject matter discussed. Before making any decisions about your health or treatment you should always confer with your physician and it is always assumed that you will do so.
Last updated 23 May 2013