How well do you manage with antianxiety meds?I think i am about ready to face pain instead of facing the deeper parts of my subconscious. Taper is the word today. Its a pain to get, its a horror to use. Enough.
They don’t lessen the pain, any, but they KABOOM! so much the of the body’s pain response that they can be an invaluable tool once you’re off the opiates.
A few of the sports med physios I’ve worked with want all of their athletes and combat vets who can take antianxiety meds on them during certain phases of treatment so we stop “pushing through” the pain, and injuring ourselves further… but can instead shut off that highly trained ‘suck it up, keep going, block out everything else’ disassociation. It blew my mind the first time how much faster I recovered by removing the adrenaline smackdown. Oh. Oh this is WEIRD.
Clearly, benzos are even more addictive than opiates, so need to be handled reeeeeally carefully. But, to be frank? What useful tool doesn’t? Knives, fire, vehicles, medications… are all lethally dangerous. And need to be handled with care. But also wicked useful.