Long story short, I will try and be quick, I have been off Valium for 4 months but whilst I was in w/d and my taper I had awful GERD/food intolerance/bloating/constipation etc, you name it I got it when it came to stomach issues, I think they call it the Benzo Belly.
It took me 3 years to taper clean off this poison so things aint been pretty but the good news is my stomach is starting to show signs of recovery and I have gained a much needed 24 lbs in weight and this at just 4 months off Valium.
My stomach can handle sugar a lot better, it can handle food combos too, the burning is still there but no where near as much, now I never get pains just mega MEGA bloating at night, I fart like a trooper all night when I have been eating naughty foods like sweets and high fat food, sorry but no other way to put it.
Its a good start, they say it can take between 6 months and 3 years for someone to recover from Benzo w/d and I am fine with that really I am, just as long as I do continue to get better.
I am not expecting miracles, but as the GABA receptors in my stomach repair (they say your stomach has more GABA receptors than your Brain) I would hope my recovery will not be to long, I imagine 2 years to fully heal, well stomach wise anyway, thats what I am hoping for, I think I will heal a lot quicker than most, I use a natural herb daily which keeps me healthy.
My question at last lol, sorry I know I said I would keep this short.
Can I come off PPIs which I have been taking to combat all my stomach problems now I am free of Valium or should I wait until I am totally out of recovey from Benzo w/d and let the stomach issues settle down a little more?
I am currently on 30mg of Lanzoprazole daily (I was taking up to 90mg daily while w/d was at its peak)
Any help is grateful, thanks people.
Post Edited (Dont-talk-to-Frank) : 8/16/2013 3:43:16 PM (GMT-6)