Thousands of writhing pharma victims at Benzo Buddies waiting for cult savior Ashton to descend from the Heavens with the magic taper formula?

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10-year Klonopin heavy hitter begs for help, gets told to create a signature

newbie
« on: February 07, 2015, 12:05:48 am »

[Buddie]

hello, this is my first time joining this support group. I am taking 1 mg klonopin at bedtime about 4 times a week for sleep for about 10 years. I recently started having depression and gradually have been having brain fog and it is affecting my ability to work. I read about the Ashton Manual but don’t even know how to begin a taper since I take at bedtime and 4 times a week. Looking for some suggestions as to what to do.

Re: newbie
« Reply #1 on: February 07, 2015, 12:10:38 am »

[Buddie]

Hi […], welcome to the forum.

Glad you’ve found this forum for help with Klonopin withdrawal. We have a number of members here who are familiar with Klonopin and can help you plan a taper. I think I’ll refer you directly to Klonopin Support since they’re going to most helpful with a situation like taking it four times a week rather than daily.

You mentioned the Ashton Manual… here’s a link to the online version.

Please take some time to Create a Signature. This will help other members understand you history so they will be better able to support you.

Go to the top of the page and select Profile, then choose Forum Profile, insert drug history/timelines into the text box and click Change Profile.

Take care,
[…]

[Unsure what idiot moderator told this poor person to waste their time reading the Ashton Manual but to refer them to the Klonopin Support page, when all that is is a gaggle of professional victims blaming Big Pharma, and their psychiatrists, for drug addiction, is downright criminal. – Editor]

Tales of Big Pharma: Woman 25 months off drugs claims she can’t enter Starbucks without falling over, psychiatric survivor forced to use walking poles

  • 0:25 – Too much drama in the cult
  • 1:25 – Detect a little resentment toward people who can function normally and have not been totally sucked in by the Oprah-style pity party
  • 3:17 – Knows a handful of people who can’t set foot in a public building (this is called agoraphobia and people suffering from it need medication to be able to function – it is not the product of a Big Pharma conspiracy)
  • 3:25 – She’s believes she will get a seizure in public places (I am not a doctor but someone off medications for 25 months who has this sort of phobia might need the help of a professional i.e. a psychiatrist)
  • 3:41 – Language used in cult must be dogmatic, no dissension tolerated – positive comments only
  • 3:51 – Some in cult can barely lift their bodies out of bed (hope they have bedpans)
  • 4:10 – Admits she’s angry at people who are able to work through drug withdrawal
  • 4:35 – Starts talking like a kindergarten teacher: “Everyone must use proper language or no cookies at  nap time”
  • 4:39 – Big Pharma is oppressing us all
  • 5:02 – Apologizes for rambling
  • 5:11 – Explains her day: can’t leave the house on her own (likely agoraphobia, untreated because, you know, Big Pharma wants to kill all of us with benzos)
  • 5:59 – “My life is a Fun House without any fun.”
  • 6:38 – Big Pharma’s relentless assault has forced her to use hiking poles to walk around the block
  • 8:18 – Starbucks story starts
  • 8:47 – Has to sit on the floor in the shower, unable to stand
  • 8:55 – She can’t eat dinner with anyone but her mom and dad because of intrusive thoughts and “jolts”
  • 10:45 – Life is like a Sims game
  • 11:02 – She wants people in the cult to stop getting upset
  • 11:32 – “I’m sorry I rambled for nearly 12 minutes.”
  • 11:38 – 25 months off drugs and not doing well
  • 11:45 – Merry Christmas, or whatever you celebrate (Gaia), to all the psychiatric survivors out there
LUNATIC PARADE

Professional victims at Benzo Buddies toss pity party, want special treatment for abusing tranquilizers

When do we get OUR ice bucket challenge?
« on: September 23, 2014, 04:58:48 pm »

Brain-Fog

I’m just curious as to when anxiety & depression get their own awareness media gimmick, as opposed to some organization that only affects 0.01% of the population.

Re: When do we get OUR ice bucket challenge?
« Reply #1 on: September 23, 2014, 09:34:28 pm »

Diaz-Pam

We need a good publicist…..

Re: When do we get OUR ice bucket challenge?
« Reply #2 on: September 24, 2014, 06:20:40 pm »

Luigithepug

Sadly, there has been and always will be a massive mental health stigma. There’s no ‘schizophrenia awareness’ because people are scared of it and don’t want to talk about it. Same thing with bipolar, anxiety, depression, etc. But physical illnesses, like ALS, will get attention.

Re: When do we get OUR ice bucket challenge?
« Reply #3 on: September 24, 2014, 08:31:06 pm »

lookingforward

Quote from: Luigithepug on September 24, 2014, 06:20:40 pm
Sadly, there has been and always will be a massive mental health stigma. There’s no ‘schizophrenia awareness’ because people are scared of it and don’t want to talk about it. Same thing with bipolar, anxiety, depression, etc. But physical illnesses, like ALS, will get attention.

We have a lot of mental health awareness campaigns in the UK.

It is much less stigmatised than it used to be. Many media personalities suffer from depression and that helps a lot.

Soap opera storylines also help.

Physically disabled people used to be marginalised to a great extent and that has changed a lot.

Is the US really so bad?

LF

Re: When do we get OUR ice bucket challenge?
« Reply #4 on: September 24, 2014, 08:36:08 pm »

Luigithepug

Quote from: lookingforward on September 24, 2014, 08:31:06 pm
Quote from: Luigithepug on September 24, 2014, 06:20:40 pm
Sadly, there has been and always will be a massive mental health stigma. There’s no ‘schizophrenia awareness’ because people are scared of it and don’t want to talk about it. Same thing with bipolar, anxiety, depression, etc. But physical illnesses, like ALS, will get attention.

We have a lot of mental health awareness campaigns in the UK.

It is much less stigmatised than it used to be. Many media personalities suffer from depression and that helps a lot.

Soap opera storylines also help.

Physically disabled people used to be marginalised to a great extent and that has changed a lot.

Is the US really so bad?

LF

I can only speak for my part of the country, but yes it’s pretty bad.

Re: When do we get OUR ice bucket challenge?
« Reply #5 on: September 24, 2014, 08:42:13 pm »

lookingforward

Hi Luigi

That is very sad. 

I am sure things could be better here but we have made great strides in the right direction.

LF