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alwayslookup

Please pray for me too. Yesterday I met with a christian relative who supposedly went through withdrawal, then after he told his story it turned out that he actually reinstated after 6 months. So I kind of come away disappointed and even more hopeless. But then I started contemplating reinstatement. Then when thinking through my situation I realized that it would be risky if possible at all. I am also almost 9 months out of my cold turkeys. I am thinking again about the low dose Lamictal treatment to help with the withdrawal (Alto had good experience with it)  But then again how to find a good doctor how would cooperate etc etc  

 

I do not know if it would be worth the risk to try. I do not know if it would prolong or hasten my recovery. I do believe that with or without meds God is my ONLY hope for recovery but the question is what means he wants to use in my recovery Though I still eagerly pray for a miracle...at least a little one....

 

Please pray for wisdom, hope and patience because I am running out of them more and more...not the mention the will to fight.. :(

 

Love u all

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luv2knit

Praying alwayslookup, that God will give you the guidance you need.

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SelmaLady

This song always encourages me that it is GOD who is fighting for us.

 

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Wildflower0214

Please pray for Pug. (Judy) I cannot go into details. But this is serious. Please pray now.

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luv2knit

Praying right now!

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luv2knit

Prayers please. Got a respiratory bug and lungs are congested. Have paradoxical reactions to everything, so don't know what I'm going to do. Going to try inhaling steam (water) first, and then probably inhaling eucalyptus in boiling water... I will probably react to that, but trying to avoid anything I have to ingest--even herbal.

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SelmaLady

Praying so hard, Luv.  So so sorry you're having to fight this too.

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luv2knit

Thanks, SL

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alwayslookup

prayers needed. After my visit to a doc I started taking a pretty unique and safe drug which theoretically should work soon. I already started to see some improvements mostly concerning anxiety in the 5 days of taking it but there is something strange and weird about it. I am not sure what to do to stop it or continue it. Please pray I am very scared. Thank You.

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luv2knit

Praying... Please be cautious.

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alwayslookup

From a precious song which I started singing a lot lately...and today on Resurrection day is even more relevant for us. So I dedicate it to all of you....

 

 

"There's a peace I've come to know

Though my heart and flesh may fail
There's an anchor for my soul
I can say "It is well"

Jesus has overcome
And the grave is overwhelmed
The victory is won
He is risen from the dead

And I will rise when He calls my name
No more sorrow, no more pain
I will rise on eagles' wings
Before my God fall on my knees
And rise
I will rise

There's a day that's drawing near
When this darkness breaks to light
And the shadows disappear
And my faith shall be my eyes

Jesus has overcome
And the grave is overwhelmed
The victory is won
He is risen from the dead

And I will rise when He calls my name
No more sorrow, no more pain
I will rise on eagles' wings
Before my God fall on my knees
And rise
I will rise

 

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SelmaLady

Beautiful.   Thank you for posting this.  It is so wonderful to remember that we are destined for eternal joy, peace, love and the Presence of the Lord continually.  Hallelujah to the Lord.

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btdt

For you today WF

peace

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bluebalu86

Every night, when I go to bed, I pray for myself, my family and friends, and also for EVERYONE, all around the world, no matter near or far, who is suffering with mental illness and/or medication withdrawal. I pray that everyone who suffers finds calmness, serenity, and peace of mind, happiness and health. That is my one and only wish in this world. Dear Lord, please help me, and all my friends, all around the world, who are struggling and barely hanging on. Have mercy on us all and send down all your grace and healing power to help us through this difficult journey. 

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alwayslookup

I need prayers. 

 

The drug experiment I was trying turned out pretty bad. That new "safe" pill destroyed my sleep even more so after 3 weeks I did a fast taper and stopped it. Then in the following days I had the craziest seiuzures I ever had in my life. They lasted a whole night and morning. It was absolutely unimaginable. And it happened twice in two days. It was so bad that I was very close to killing myself. If it wasn't for my pastor and a close friend who kept me on phone for hours..... :( The thing that eventually saved my life was that an idea came to take a little bit of Klonopin, the benzo that I used to take. So I reinstated it at a relative low dose and now I can even sleep very well.

 

But I am still scared like never before. I do not know what really caused to seizures but I am sure that it was also a direct attack from the enemy to kill me. 

 

PLEASE pray for my protection and that my faith will be strengthened and use the tools for warfare we are provided in Ephesians 6

Also pray that I might have wisdom with using the benzo and that I might FINALLY find a doctor somewhere who knows about withdrawal and can help and assist me :(

 

THANK YOU :((

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Wildflower0214

I will pray. The best tool you can use in a fight against the enemy in this situation is wisdom....Wisdom about drug choices. I'm only saying this because I have watched it and I have lived it, treating WD with psychiatric meds does not go well 85% of the time. I will pray for God to give you wisdom, patience, and endurance. He created you to heal, your body will do the work if given the time to do so without being agitated by other substances. Like I said, if I sound firm, it is only because I've been down that road and have the Tshirt. I was given a benzo to treat WD, it went paradoxical. Subsequently, I spent Christmas in a benzo induced mania. I am now looking at years of tapering a drug that helped me for two months and is now making me very sick. Choices...life is all about choices. You have the information here to make a wise one. Some of us were not so fortunate, and only found out when it was too late.

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alwayslookup

Thank You WF.

 

I do feel the exact same thing with the wisdom thing. But to be honest I think reinstating my old benzo at a low dose was the right thing to do. So far it seems like it. It did not went paradoxical on me, I tolerate it well and it works pretty well (i can sleep like a breeze). What do concern me is what if I develop tolerance to this dose then what will I do. (I have some plans and now I am seeking a good doc with persistence)

 

It may seem strange but this seemed to be the direction God was leading me. When I was in that absolutely bad and hopeless situation a good month ago, I finally decided to go to a pdoc, but I prayed that Oh God you know how little confidence I have in them and how afraid I am to take the things they want to prescribe. What will I do if that happens? And you know after a while this very strong idea came to my mind: hey Your grandma has some Klonopin the benzo I used (she uses it for sleep issues for years) I could take that in small doses again. And so much peace came over me, like never before in months. And the interesting thing is that even I went to that bad doc and saw how of a "joke" he was. I was discouaraged that well I guess this attempt was useless, but still on the way home listening to one of my fav songs of encouragement and basically crying on the bus I was thinking that well if these pills don't work there is still that solution. I did feel the risks and was scared but for some reason I still had that "peace that passes all understanding" It was unreasonable that I would have peace at that point but I still had it.

 

Though I still made the mistake of trying on of the pills he prescribed..... :( 

 

So yeah I do not know for sure how this will play out. But I do try to trust God more and more that He will make a way. (In the last few days I was praying that He would send and angel disguised in a doctor :)

So for now I am applying the "do not be anxious for tomorrow" Every day has mercy only for that day, which is renewed every morning.

I rad this some time ago here and it was VERY encouraging and penetrating to my heart: http://solidjoys.desiringgod.org/en/devotionals/mercy-for-today

 

Oh how precious are these truths for us....

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Wildflower0214

Yes, I also thought the benzo was a rescue from God. I had prayed also and had peace. And, it took 9 months for it to go paradoxical. It doesn't happen right away. And it also helped me sleep, for about 6 months.

 

We all have to find our own way. You have been given all of the information you need to make a decision for yourself. That is the gift God has given you. Sometimes God leads us in very practical ways. I have seen Skyler has given you some very very good advice. She is quite experienced and has watched people like us and helped them for years. So, she knows her stuff. She is also a gift from God to you.

 

Please consider strongly the advice you have been given. I hope it works out for you.

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alwayslookup

Thank You WF. This was exactly what I needed to hear now.

 

You are also a gift. :D

 

Hope someday I can meet you somewhere and give you a big hug. ;)

 

xoxo :)

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Wildflower0214

You are most welcome. I will be praying.

 

Yes, someday...when we are all better, we need to have a cup of coffee. :)

 

Pray for me as well, if you would. I can only sleep every other night, and I'm exhausted.

 

Thanks friend.

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btdt

"Holy God, I pray for those today who are in the middle of life’s earthquakes. You know those for whom I am concerned. You know I care about their struggles which are too big for me to mitigate and too painful for me to truly bring comfort. I ask you now, to bless them, be with them, and please deliver them quickly. You are our only true hope and Jesus is our only sure redeemer. In the name of the Lord Jesus Christ I pray. Amen."

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luv2knit

Amen

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Wildflower0214

Amen

 

I have no response anymore. All I can think to say in prayer is....... Help

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btdt

Some days that is all I have too and that is enough...some days I like the printed prayer that seems to fit hence the previous post. 

When you don't have the words others do and know they are speaking for you... well I am at least. 

peace

 

ps 

This is a rough go there are no two ways about it the roughest of the rough but it will ease in time... I can't say when... but it will come back... all these things now are learning things... your building muscles you will use for a long time...even tho it does not feel like it you are.  Your learning and healing even if you don't know it. This is what I really think as this process has gone along I have grown in ways to endure it as much as I hate it when a window ends and wave hits... from the early days I now know how strong I am... even if much of it was spent white knuckled and minute to minute... I know I can do that if I have to .. I know I can do 3 nights without sleep or days without solid food... if I have to.  I can. I prayed my butt off some days other days I just held on and gave it all to Jesus as I was done.

 

I am still here. When there is nothing left to do rally all you can and hold on.  

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manymoretodays

Prayers and positive thoughts out to the universe........may we all get there without more than most humans have had to withstand.......for I know this now.......and won't forget........that we, all of us, are some of the strongest of all.  The meaning of it still escapes me but I know it is there somewhere.

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btdt

Prayers and positive thoughts out to the universe........may we all get there without more than most humans have had to withstand.......for I know this now.......and won't forget........that we, all of us, are some of the strongest of all.  The meaning of it still escapes me but I know it is there somewhere.

I can't wait to find out what the meaning is... 

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manymoretodays

Hopefully dryly said with a sense of humor btdt.  And much needed as the best description for my last couple of hours of what I thought was a "window" kind of day is...............wait for it............unraveling.

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manymoretodays

Meaning.  It is going to be great when we find it.

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btdt

We don't know what this plague we endure may bring about in the world .. this possibly is a jumping off place for many good things started out of suffering. 

 

2 Corinthians 4: vs 16-18:

 

“So we’re not giving up. How could we! Even though on the outside it often looks like things are falling apart on us, on the inside, where God is making new life, not a day goes by without his unfolding grace. These hard times are small potatoes compared to the coming good times… There’s far more here than meets the eye. The things we see now are here today, gone tomorrow. But the things we can’t see will last forever”

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Faithbarelysurviving

Lord God.  We are struck down.  We don't understand why we have been called to suffering.  When we were not suffering and saw others suffering we could perhaps, understand that it is sin that brings suffering.  Sin that entered the world through Satan's temptation in the Garden.  We understand that concept.  Sin brings death.  We were born into sin and into death.  But You have provided a sacrifice for that sin, for all sin for all ages.  Your Son came in the flesh that He created and through His own incomprehensible suffering, bought us back from death.  And we who have received this sacrifice for our own sin, have entered into the Eternal Life that is in Your Son.  But then, after the joy of experiencing Your Holy Spirit within  us, of knowing that we are on our way to a Life where there will be nothing but joy, we were struck down.  And we can feel betrayed.  Especially if we have had human betrayal.  And we can be in a place of despair.  We know that we are to call out Abba Father, and we do.  But we do not understand why we have not been delivered from this agony.  Surely You must know that we are not those heroes in the Bible who remained faithful through terrible torture.  They were special people who knew how to trust You with suffering.  And we had anticipated some suffering.  But not this, God.  This goes beyond human endurance.  What good can come of this?  How are you honored in this?  Where can we go for comfort, for understanding and acceptance?  It has to come from You . 

 

So we have to find Your words to us.  And we find them in the Scriptures.  And when we go there we see that suffering is indeed, part of the human, Christian life.  We see Jeremiah.  We see David.  We see Job.  We see Paul.  We see Your Son.  But oh God, we are in deep need of the strength to walk through this time of suffering.  Your Word says that Your grace is sufficient.  And that we can do all things through the Lord, through His indwelling Presence.  Show us today Lord how to bring those promises into our lives, into our thoughts and to find what You have provided for us to walk through even this.  And to know that You know us completely and have a way for us even when we see no way.   Help us to look only to You and to Your power in us. Give us Your peace, Your hope and even Your joy as You have promised to give us.   We lay Your Word before You and in faith, hold onto it as truth.  Oh God of all Eternity, be very real to us today.

 

Amen.

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Faithbarelysurviving

God Bless all the people on this forum, all the people in the world that are struggling with sickness of any kind. God Bless all the people that are in suffering, bring them peace. God You know what each of us needs, please help us all.

 

 

Lord's Prayer

https://m.youtube.com/watch?v=1cE-BeYMBWk

 

I need your prayers

Sofia

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Wildflower0214

We are praying for you Sofia. Just keep holding on. God has you in His hands. He will never leave you, nor forsake you. Just hold on.

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btdt

God Bless all the people on this forum, all the people in the world that are struggling with sickness of any kind. God Bless all the people that are in suffering, bring them peace. God You know what each of us needs, please help us all.

 

 

Lord's Prayer

https://m.youtube.com/watch?v=1cE-BeYMBWk

 

I need your prayers

Sofia

Our Father in the name of Jesus Christ with the authority of the living blood of Jesus Christ I ask you to send the Holly Spirit to Sofia today to reside within her to guide her to comfort her... to lead her in her healing. Greater is he who is in us than he who is in the world for For God so loved the world that he gave his one and only Son, that whoever believes in him shall not perish but have eternal life.  There hath no temptation taken hold of you but such as is common to man. But God is faithful; He will not suffer you to be tempted beyond that which ye are able to bear, but with the temptation will also make a way to escape, that ye may be able to bear it."

Keep her in your sight Father keep the Holly Spirit with her... send angles to the right of her the left of her the front of her the back of her... so that her toe need not hit a stone... lift her Father in your Grace till she is able to do thy  will. For thy are the Father the Power and the Glory for ever and ever. 

Amen

 

and tho we often feel wd is uncommon suffering.. the fact there are so many people here shows it is not so uncommon. 

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luv2knit

Amen!

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