Re: Word is getting out there at long last.
« Reply #19 on: March 29, 2017, 10:14:46 pm »
[…] is so right about our NHS service here in the UK. I personally have really been let down.
Having to spend 4 months twice on a psych ward being poly drugged because they wouldn’t believe me that I was having withdrawal symptoms
due to the benzos that I was prescribed.
Thankfully it was on my 3rd attempt that I became drug free and it is almost 4 years but have suffered with PTSD with what they put me through.
Was told that this should not have happened and yet I bet there are women right now on the same psych ward going through what I did.
You will be shocked at how many women I met that were there for the same reason as myself who were having issues regarding the menopause.
When I tried to explain that the symptoms they were having were more than likely due to their drugs. I was warned by the nurses to keep
my opinions to myself.
« on: March 29, 2017, 01:14:49 pm »
Before I was put on a benzo I had Pure o OCD. My theme was I thought I was dead and in the afterlife. Today while in benzo withdrawal I can’t seem to break through the thoughts that I’m fine. Like I’m totally losing it.
I have Mental illness so it’s kinda hard to help me when I have so much going on.
Re: Afterlife fear
« Reply #1 on: March 29, 2017, 02:49:54 pm »
I think it may be your mental illness combining with the DP/DR that happens in withdrawal! For me it was just creepy things like the feel of plastic grocery bags was all wrong, I was sure they were much thinner and cheaply made and I despised touching them for a long time. Religion and your concept of what an after-life is are probably overwhelming right now.
So, research Depersonalization and Derealization, I hope that will comfort you…
Re: Can marijuana help through benzo withdrawal?
« Reply #124 on: March 30, 2017, 12:26:47 am »
Marijuana elevates heart rate and therefore can trigger a panic attack. I was a daily pot smoker and 90 percent of the times I was great except for random bug outs. Klonopin took that edge off. Then when I was tapering in the fall I got massive attacks every time I smoked. My cold turkey was so bad in January I didn’t even bother trying it. I smoked one little hit the other night and my heart went[…]. I hear what you are saying about being hungry prior to smoking and how it can cause some anxiety that’s a real thing. But I don’t think pot is useful for benzo withdrawals. I love marijuana and I’m super sad to not be smoking it anymore. I don’t think it’s harmful, but I’d rather avoid a panic attack or chest discomfort. I may try some edibles at some point. I researched this to death because I so miss smoking it but from everything I’ve read it doesn’t seem conducive to the brain healing post benzos. If you try and it works for you congrats. Let me know how it goes. Lol
Using the word addiction to describe benzo injury blames the patients inherently. So easy to say dependent.
For those who feel they did suffer with both — then just write both, and explain what they both mean.
Not complicated. Every time you lean on addiction incorrectly or singularly it’s making it look like abuse and compulsion are the reason we got sick. Not helpful and completely infuriating at this point.
CBC Radio: "Can psychedelic drugs work magic on depression?" e.g. ketamine, LSD
« on: March 25, 2017, 06:03:11 pm »
“Quirks and Quarks” is CBC Radio’s science program, and today they talked about studies on ketamine, LSD and other psychedelics for mood disorders. You might not be able to listen to the program outside of Canada, but you can click on the link where it says “Listen” and see what happens. There’s also a condensed transcript of the section of the show where they discussed ketamine, so at the very least, you can read that.