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Ortho Home Defense Max: Bifenthrin Toxicity Causing Symptoms?
« on: March 1, 2015, 10:31:31 pm »

[Buddie]

I’m wondering if any of my symptoms, especially the itchy, burning face, the early waking and the morning anxiety, might be caused by exposure to pesticides. Over the past few years I’ve frequently sprayed bifenthrin-based Ortho Home Defense Max around the house because I was constantly getting what I thought were bug bites on my hands and arms. My doctor thought they were benzo-bug-bites, totally imaginary. I’m still not sure. Maybe rats? we’ve had a lot of rats in our wall. I thought I saw them but not so sure now. In any case, there’s been a whole lotta bifenthrin sprayed around my home, especially in the bedrooms. I mean a lot. So I wonder.

I’ve read on RightDiagnosis.com that symptoms of bifenthrin toxicity include:

  • Burning facial sensation
  • Itchy face sensation
  • Tingling face sensation
  • Paresthesia
  • Skin irritation
  • Psychosis
  • Hallucinations

all of which I’ve had, in spades. Of course, I’ve only had the facial sensations since January 2014, while I’ve been spraying the insecticide since 2010. But maybe the toxins build up and the effects are cululative. The Wikipedia article on bifenthrin adds these toxicity symptoms:

hypersensitivity for touch and sound and irritation of the skin and the eyes.

I’ve had a lot of that during the past couple years.

I don’t see anxiety listed as a toxicity symptom, though I’m sure it could be one, since bifenthrin is a pyrethroid, and pyrethroids act on the nervous system. But they are supposed to be relatively nontoxic for humans and other mammals, which is why they’re used in flea and lice shampoos and lotions like Nix and Rid – which I’ve used during the past couple years, to get rid of the “bugs”.

Has anyone here had any direct experience with pyrethroid toxicity, specifically from bifenthrin? Just wondering if that’s at all relevant to my remaining symptoms. I’m 23 months off and I never expected to be having such symptoms at this late date, so I’m looking around for other possible causes.

Thanks.

Rahke’s Ramblings: Big talk from Sicko Flicko before the rat-lover was sent to the Big House for 10 months for dealing

Re: Jetstream's Flight Manual
« Reply #7 on: October 06, 2011, 08:45:53 PM »

Pamster

Quote from: jetstream on October 06, 2011, 08:16:25 PM
Quote from: MarthaKicks on October 06, 2011, 06:35:53 PM

Laird’s good, but I’m a huge fan of Clay Marzo. Check out why:

and he’s just a kid.

That kid is very good, but I want to see him surfing jaws LOL I think I need to ask Colin to set up a special section for surfers and surf lovers. LOL I think it could be called “Surf your way to benzo freedom” We can even post pics and vids of ourselves going down huge waves and “shooting the curl” This is a good approach to transcending the primal fears that got us on benzos to start with.

I think another approach to all this is to call it the “benzo school for enlightenment” once yu get off benzos and heal, you get so happy, you might as well be enlightened “heaven on earth” Or you could try my jetsream approach and get high on pot LOL LOL sorry, though , you have to wait until you are off benzos and pretty well healed before you can try that fast approach. I promise I will save some of my stash for you . good incentive to get off the garbage, eh? peace to all and rapid healing Jetstream

Hello Jetstream,

We typically allow some latitude in Buddie Blogs for members to discuss their lives and likes, however your comments are unwelcome. Marijuana is still illegal in most of the world and your comments of supplying it to others as incentive for getting off of benzo’s sounds like intent to distribute. I realize you may be just having some fun, but please refrain from making comments such as this again.

Pamster

Re: Jetstream's Flight Manual
« Reply #8 on: October 06, 2011, 09:46:18 PM »

jetstream

Wow, Pamster, you need to develop a sense of humor. My last reference to marijuana here was very obviously a total joke. yu might try to read the entire post , although it is so short , I cannot imagine you did not read it. Humor is an excellent quality to develop whilst in benzo w/d. I would have thought a long time benzo admin like you would have figured that out by now LOL

Furthermore, LOL marijuana is completely legal in California these daysban. I buy it legally in medical dispensaries and I also have always vociferously recommended against using it in tapering or benzo w/d. Now do you get it? peace to all Jetstream

So , if you so choose, I will gladly accept a ban for my sense of humor no problemo. that is if you really think I am as “evil” as the “dark force ” you recently extricated from your forum. Am I that evil? LOL

Meanwhile I hope I can post another surf vid without getting a harsh reprimand . can I? thank you .

I think this girl must be the surfer girl referred to in the Beach Boys hit song “Little Surfer Girl” now , please guys, do not get too turned on by this. too much stimulation in w/d is not healthy LOL and she is young enough to be your daughter{or grandaughter in my case LOL}

Whoops I will post it in my next post

Brainwashed cult members pledge to remain at Benzo Buddies for 100 years

Are we screwed
« on: February 10, 2015, 04:55:37 am »

[Buddie]

Because we were cold turkeyed. I am starting to believe I have done something permanent to myself and that I will never heal.

Re: Are we screwed
« Reply #1 on: February 10, 2015, 05:14:34 am »

[Buddie]

I see progress sometimes on some days . I used high dosages intermitently.
Then in October took doses 9 of 11 days triggering acute withdrawal symptons.
Forty days off and then 10 doses in 20 days before CT number two.
If it takes a week or a hundred years I don’t see any alternative.

How are your symptons lately?

Re: Are we screwed
« Reply #2 on: February 10, 2015, 04:17:37 pm »

[Buddie]

Today I am feeling dizzy, sick to my stomach, hopeless, scared, depressed, anxious and tired of this fight.

I really am losing the will to fight. It’s too long and too hard.

SKIN

Benzos to blame for “Ashton’s rash”?

Bad rash
« on: February 09, 2015, 08:45:34 pm »

[Buddie]

I am on my 12th month and have developed a horrible rash all over my torso and back. It itches like crazy and is driving me nuts. Have tried aloe, lubriderm, cortisone lotion, and its spreading. Could this just be part of the recovery process?

Re: Bad rash
« Reply #1 on: February 09, 2015, 09:12:32 pm »

[Buddie]

Quote from: [Buddie] on February 09, 2015, 08:45:34 pm
I am on my 12th month and have developed a horrible rash all over my torso and back. It itches like crazy and is driving me nuts. Have tried aloe, lubriderm, cortisone lotion, and its spreading. Could this just be part of the recovery process?

Yep, it happened to me at 12 months off too. nasty crap it is…..

a sign of low immunesystem…..detox sx…body and CNS is healing.

lots of fresh fruits, healthy food…some exercise if possible, no stress.

there are quite a few of us here who have this experience, not unusual at all….

hope it does get better for you…..soon ! 

p.s. i use coconut oil…..my skin seems to like it.

Re: Bad rash
« Reply #2 on: February 09, 2015, 09:15:16 pm »

[Buddie]

Quote from: [Buddie] on February 09, 2015, 08:45:34 pm
I am on my 12th month and have developed a horrible rash all over my torso and back. It itches like crazy and is driving me nuts. Have tried aloe, lubriderm, cortisone lotion, and its spreading. Could this just be part of the recovery process?

It could be due to withdrawal but I would get it checked out just to make sure there isn’t an underlying cause. 

Re: Bad rash
« Reply #3 on: February 09, 2015, 09:15:48 pm »

[Buddie]

Quote from: [Buddie] on February 09, 2015, 08:45:34 pm
I am on my 12th month and have developed a horrible rash all over my torso and back. It itches like crazy and is driving me nuts. Have tried aloe, lubriderm, cortisone lotion, and its spreading. Could this just be part of the recovery process?

It could, but if it were me I’d have my doctor look at it to be sure to rule out anything else. He/she can probably prescribe a cream that should sooth the itching, too.

Re: Bad rash
« Reply #4 on: February 09, 2015, 09:23:43 pm »

[Buddie]

Here’s another current ‘itchy’ thread:

http://www.benzobuddies.org/forum/index.php?topic=126950.0;topicseen

Re: Bad rash
« Reply #5 on: February 09, 2015, 09:51:24 pm »

[Buddie]

I have hard well water and that started some rash on my back for a few years now. So i started taking all my showers at the YMCA now and not doing laundry at home but at a mat. I changed detergent and went to the doctor. She prescribed some 2% cortisone lotion that helps with the itch but still in itch hell with swollen eyes too. We ruled out bedbugs and scabies thank god.