new here, tapering off benzos and all alone

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Date Joined Dec 2005
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   Posted 12/19/2005 7:21 PM (GMT -7)   
i am new to this site and suffer from depression, panic and anxiety disorder, agoraphobia and diabetes among other things.  i recently moved cross country to be near some family but they have all since abandoned me as they don't "get'" my illness and never will.  i have been sick for about 15 years.  i never could tolerate AD's and became addicted to ativan.  i am currently tapering off it using valium with the help of my dr.  i am so sick and lonely in this new city, with no friends, no family now and no car not to mention this hell of detoxing.  could use a few kind word and would like to know if anyone here has tapered off benzos and survived.

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   Posted 12/20/2005 1:16 PM (GMT -7)   
Just letting you know we are here for you. Sorry things are so difficult right now. Hopefully things will get better when you are through the detox. Wish I could do more than say I am here and listening.
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