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Discussion in 'Share Your Story Here' started by Joseph, Oct 1, 2014.

  1. Dominica

    Dominica Recovery Advocate @ Moving Beyond Codependency Community Listener

    @JC56 hello and welcome! i'm not that familiar with the meds, so can't really help you out. can you talk to a doctor about this?
  2. yaya

    yaya Member

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  3. True concern

    True concern Moderator

    We will do the best we can,but we need a little more information
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  4. deanokat

    deanokat Community Organizer Community Listener

    Hey, @True concern... Thinking of you again today. Praying that you're doing okay. Know that I'm sending you positive juju, my brother.
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  5. Tae

    Tae Member

    This seems like a good place to get out of my head. Hello to whoever is out there. It's raining where I am. My mind and body don't always agree and so I find myself counterdicting myself in whatever good I aim to do. I was dealing with hard, but recently got hooked on clear. I surrendered my CDL privlages cause 10 years of run n in circles got me dizzy. This gave me some leave from my employer to get help, but one bad turn has left me with my present state. I am thankful to be alive, tks
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  6. Dominica

    Dominica Recovery Advocate @ Moving Beyond Codependency Community Listener

    @Tae hello and welcome. glad you're here.
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  7. deanokat

    deanokat Community Organizer Community Listener

    I'm thankful that you're alive, too, @Tae. Welcome to the community. There are a lot of kind, supportive people here, so you are not alone. You can lean on us anytime you'd like!
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  8. Foxchapeliron

    Foxchapeliron Member

    Hey everyone. I’m new to this forum but have been in a twelve step program since 2006. I have my own business and decided to hire marketing. I’m the process they learned of my recovery and why I started my iron art business. It’s part of recovery for me. Anyway I paid for a video docu series to be made. Part one is finished and on Facebook and you tube regarding how I struggled, was given so much help and hope. I am trying to help anyone who has never known recovery or has no hope etc. I would like to share it but I don’t know the rules here. Anyone is welcome to preview it if they are open to helping others. Facebook it’s under fox chapel iron, art for recovery. Thank you and from the posts I have read I think this site is doing a fantastic job helping people. Thank you
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  9. Dominica

    Dominica Recovery Advocate @ Moving Beyond Codependency Community Listener

    @Foxchapeliron hello and welcome. congrats on your sobriety and your business! that's fantastic!

    we don't necessarily allow self-promotion for a business... but i think what you have shared is fine. I might check it out myself. Thanks for giving back to those in recovery!
  10. Sober forever

    Sober forever Member

  11. Davers

    Davers Community Champion

    Great Site .

    I would love to know how the original people here are doing .
    Well I hope.
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  12. Your friend

    Your friend Member

    Thanks for the welcome. Not sure how to help or how to navigate to the right place.
    I am a recovering alcohlic 8 years this sept 23(just a babe). There are days that i struggle. In the beginning i tried various drugs to help. Nothing worked for me but staying sober. Sharing my story and helping others has always been a great help to remain sober. If i can help, i am willing. By Gods grace i am sober today. Will worry about tommorow when it arrives
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  13. True concern

    True concern Moderator

    Welcome @Your friend ,Joseph is no longer with the site if you want the people who run it just let me know and I can list them for you as even the notable members section is a bit off.Thanks and have a beautiful blessed day
  14. assist

    assist Member

    It's nice to have this community here!
  15. Katkat

    Katkat Member

    Hello Joseph I keep getting an error message when I try to post. But I can't click the message or anything.
  16. Katkat

    Katkat Member

    Hello Joseph I keep getting an error message when I try to post. But I can't click the message or anything.
  17. Katkat

    Katkat Member

    KEEP Getting this error message...can you help ?

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  18. Mrs. Z

    Mrs. Z Member

    It won't let me post a new thread!!!
  19. True concern

    True concern Moderator

  20. Erin419

    Erin419 Member

    I as well was addicted to Klonopin. My doctor put me on klonopin to ease my anxiety (wife/mother of 4). I would say that I was prescribed klonopin for 3yrs or so. My psych NP whom I was seeing stopped taking my insurance so I had to find a new place to go to. Well, here it is time for a refill. I didn't know what to do except find a new psych facility. Two days after my last dose I started to feel odd. It really kept getting worse as each day went by. I knew that I was having withdrawals! The panic escalated quick! I've never done any sort of street drugs in my life. I'm 36; a daughter of a retired narcotics officer/detective. And I've been a pharmacy tech for years and years. Never did I think I would be addicted to something! The withdrawal lasted a little over a month. In the time of my withdrawal I found myself driving myself to the ER because I thought I was loosing my mind. I never actually was seen by the ER but I would sit in my car in the parking lot trying to calm myself down and telling myself everything was going to be okay. One of the many times sitting in the ER parking lot my mom calls, I couldn't hide my withdrawal anymore! I started crying and told her I had quit taking my klonopin cold turkey!! She talked to me to calm me down then I drove home. Every day of the withdrawal was a living hell!! I prayed to God everyday and multiple times a day. After a month or so the withdrawal subsided and I tell you that everything changed! It felt like a whole new life! I wasn't living in one big blurr. The best thing I ever did was get off klonopin. I highly don't recommend cold turkey! After that awful experience, I can deal with anxiety because never,never,never will I take any type of benzo again! It's been almost 2 years since my last dose of klonopin!