VIDEO: Baylissa’s journey off clonazepam

Baylissa suffered from dystonia since childhood and was given a prescription for a benzodiazepine called clonazepam in order to minimise a facial tic on her wedding day.  She soon became addicted and subsequently spent three years in withdrawal.  However this terrible experience led to her work as a withdrawal support counsellor and – fully recovered – she now has no regrets.

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2 Responses to VIDEO: Baylissa’s journey off clonazepam

  1. Don 19/03/2014 at 11:25 pm #

    What a wonderfully wise perspective. For me, survival of benzo withdrawal was all about finding ways to keep any kind of hope alive and just getting through time. I understand the “no resentment” attitude as well. I didn’t encounter even one person in the field of psychiatry (and I was treated and/or counselled by at least twenty different individuals during my debacle) who had the slightest idea of what benzo withdrawal is or its brutality. Most of them (not all) truly wanted to help me, but they were clueless about how to do it.

    The fearlessness Baylissa speaks of is one of the many priceless gifts of benzo withdrawal. “Gosh, I got through that. I’ll get through anything.” That sums it up perfectly.

  2. Bunny 09/12/2016 at 8:16 pm #

    Is there anyway I can get in touch with Baylissa or can she contact me?

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