Benzo Buddies hits BALA (again)

Re: Massachusetts Residents: Revised Benzo Bill Reintroduced. Please read!
« Reply #1 on: April 18, 2017, 08:51:47 pm »

[Buddie]

Won’t this bill make doctors force us to do over rapid tapers? I still have a way to go on my taper according to what my body can tolerate. It might take me another year or more to finish my taper. I’m lucky that both of my doctors understand the importance of a slow taper. I can’t handle being tapered too rapidly, or having my doctor forced to make me go cold turkey. All of us on gradual tapers should fight this bill.
All your doing is playing God.
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After three month campaign, kooks manage to top 1000 signatures (out of millions of victims)

https://www.change.org/p/health-select-committee-an-independent-inquiry-into-benzodiazepines

Kooks discover outside their tiny cult no one’s ever heard of Heather Ashton

Ashton's popularity
« on: February 08, 2017, 05:27:17 pm »

[Buddie]

I’m getting impression whenever I mention Dr Ashton / Ashton’s manual to GP’s or Psychiatrist no one of them seem to reflect. I feel like I’m mentioning name of some unknown shaman?

What’s your experience there?

Re: Ashton's popularity
« Reply #1 on: February 08, 2017, 05:33:00 pm »

[Buddie]

A lot of doctors in the US have never heard of Dr. Ashton. Some disregard her work simply because they “think” they know better. My doctor was receptive and was willing to use her taper plan for my withdrawal.

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Re: Ashton's popularity
« Reply #2 on: February 08, 2017, 05:35:54 pm »

[Buddie]

I am in the UK … and my psychiatrist had never heard of her. He also denied that my sxs were due to benzo withdrawal. He said something about there being no clinical trials …    on benzo withdrawal.

Re: Ashton's popularity
« Reply #3 on: February 08, 2017, 05:46:14 pm »

[Buddie]

So I’m in Ireland… same here.

In addition, the best thing I heard today from one psychiatrist is that my addiction at this stage is merely psychological .

Generally they are all aware Benzos are bad and they will be reluctant to prescribe it, but when it comes to Benzo addiction in their eyes it looks less significant.

Those two things are not in proportion…
I wish they are right though

Freak show: “Orange juice revving me up”

Orange juice revving me up
« on: January 11, 2017, 06:58:47 pm »

[Buddie]

Just like the title says I’ve been drinking a small glass of OJ in the AM for the past few days. Today I notice increased w/d symptoms like cog fog, dizziness, and a bit anxiety. I always drank a small amount daily but stopped several months ago because I suspected it was revving up my symptoms.

Anyone else experience this too? I know we can get food sensitivities maybe this is one for me. I hope it goes away. Does anyone know an explanation for this? Is it the VitaminC?

Thanks buddies.

Becky 

People scared to join Benzo Buddies

Re: If millions are on benzo's, why are there only 20,000 members here?
« Reply #45 on: August 02, 2016, 12:18:09 am »

[Buddie]

Took me a loooong time to find this forum even though I’m on the Internet a fair amt. I didn’t know abt benzo w/d so didn’t know to search that even. Was just searching individual sx’s.

Ideally ppl find out abt this BEFORE taking benzos, not once dependent. I was hooked in a few wks only. Maybe it should be info supplied by pharmacies or something. Or by doctors. Idk. It should really be a written informed consent process that a patient has to sign before taking these – kinda like consent for surgery. My original prescribing doc at Hopkins still doesn’t believe me that I’m having benzo w/d- I dont still see him but wow!

Even when I found this site, I didn’t join for a long time. I don’t join many sites in general.
There is also some really negative reviews of this site out there- I can’t remember where but it scared me off at 1st. […]- maybe look into that and post a rebuttal.

Yes the FDA approves for short use but who reads that info from the pharmacy and so many things are Rxed off label- a patient trusts the doctor.

I wish so badly I could change the past and not take benzo or at least researched it 1st. I researched everything else and didn’t take other stuff- not sure why I made this epic fail. Definitely need SEO to have ANY search on benzo put info on benzo w/d at the top of Google! Is that possible?? What does it take?? Money?? Anyone have a friend at Google??

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none of us were warned

the FDA protects Big Pharma
If you can sue the doctor you should.

Fuck. Xanax.

I mean if the Rolling Stones could write a song about it … it was common knowledge. Right?
fuck yeah

Fuck. Xanax.
Fuck. Xanax.
Fuck. Xanax.

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sue the shit out of those pricks

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