After thirty years addict wants off benzo merry-go-round

30 year Headache!
« on: October 16, 2016, 01:09:45 pm »

[Buddie]

In 1986 I was prescribed Ativan…….In 1995 Diazepam was substituted. until the last year I was unable to come of Benzos. This time last year I was on 40mg of Diazepam daily ( Taken in one go in the morning ) I was told by the local GP surgery I had to come off them. What staggers me is the lack of information, total lack of support. I have done my own research. Phoned a helpline in Bristol. Presented an ignorant GP with tapering guidelines. X wanted me to cut from 15mg to 20mg in less than 2 weeks…The withdrawal was horrendous and totally ruined my Christmas and that of other family members. X Told me I was not suffering from Withdrawal 18 days later and told me I was depressed……Giving me anti-depressant medication.”016 has seen me totally on my own try to withdrawal…I am now down to 8mg and am horrified to feel so awful on trying to cut by 1mg every 2 weeks. I live with daily tension headaches and have had them since taking Ativan years ago…they hav3 never gone away. I just want to share with others anything that can be helpful and also to top feeling so alone in this daily struggle. This last week has been one of the worst weeks of my whole life…..Thank you […]

One thought on “After thirty years addict wants off benzo merry-go-round

  1. “In 1986 I was prescribed Ativan…….In 1995 Diazepam was substituted.”

    So in NINE years she did nothing to address the reasons she was taking pills? And this is whose fault?

    Seems quite a common story for middle-aged women, especially ones from North America where Scientology was also born.

    Weird that alcohol causes untold more deaths, health and social problems than ALL medications AND street drugs combined, and with that the evidence isn’t just anecdotal, yet they never seem to talk about killing brewery managers or bars for selling it to them.

    ?

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