“I am 17375 months off the meds”

any one had problems with compounded t3
« on: February 19, 2018, 06:05:33 pm »

[Buddie]

hi I am 17375 months off the meds. the thing is m y thyroid. my t3 is 2.2 . it was 2.6. my rt3 is 30.2, my t4 is 1.38, my tsh is 1.680.

my doc wants me on 1mcg of compounded t3.

anyone who is off benzos ever had thyroid problems.?

CULT TALK

I’ve been informed that some of the kooks are filing their FDA complaints multiple times. I’ve taken the liberty to forward the links, of cult members bragging they’ve filed more than once, to the FDA. No need to thank me. 🙂

Three decades of diet soda robs addict of youth, sanity

What If...
« on: July 15, 2017, 03:17:28 pm »

[Buddie]

So, I am 67, 13 years on Xanax, 3 off. Did 3 decades drinking diet soda. So, June 1, 2017, I went off the sodas and, of course, aspartame. This morning looked at how old I look and feel. Each passing month seems worse. I was wondering what I would look like and feel like if I had never taken any of these poisons. Too late now but a real sad commentary on where I took myself. Sure many of you feel the same. 😢

Leaked documents say Facebook will let users livestream self-harm

Policy ignores suicide threats

Facebook will allow users to livestream attempts to self-harm because it “doesn’t want to censor or punish people in distress who are attempting suicide”, according to leaked documents.

The documents also tell moderators to ignore suicide threats when the “intention is only expressed through hashtags or emoticons” or when the proposed method is unlikely to succeed.

Any threat to kill themselves more than five days in the future can also be ignored, the files say.

https://www.theguardian.com/news/2017/may/21/facebook-users-livestream-self-harm-leaked-documents

Contagion risk

Suicide contagion is the exposure to suicide or suicidal behaviors within one’s family, one’s peer group, or through media reports of suicide and can result in an increase in suicide and suicidal behaviors.

https://www.hhs.gov/answers/mental-health-and-substance-abuse/what-does-suicide-contagion-mean/index.html?language=es

STOP THE KOOKS: MASSACHUSETTS

A revised benzo bill has been reintroduced into the Massachusetts legislature — HD.2918 An Act relative to benzodiazepines and non-benzodiazepine hypnotics. They have six days to get co-sponsors for the bill.

I will be sending a detailed packet of information to all 160 members of the Massachusetts House of Representatives, detailing the cult’s ties to Scientology, threats to doctors, the cult danger to medical science, examples of their harassment of doctors (and other medical workers / pharma employees), screenshots, etc. and of the urgent need to protect patients from cult abuse.

I urge readers to do the same.

Contact info https://malegislature.gov/Legislators/Members/House

Kook petition for independent inquiry into benzodiazepines fails miserably

“The horrific life-destroying implications of benzodiazepines have been known about for decades and yet the medical profession remain largely in denial of the damage. The doctors are in denial not us. They conspired with Big Pharma to turn us into accidental addicts. Blah blah blah. The Department of Health, the BMA, and Parliament have a duty to give justice to those whose lives have been ruined. Blah blah. There must be an inquiry for the sake of future generations and for those undergoing the horrific consequences of this iatrogenically induced pandemic. Iatrogenic? Big word that means the doctors did it and we hate them. Pandemic? An epidemic of infectious disease that has spread throughout the world? Get a grip.”

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

Even though it is a UK petition, signatures are being solicited, at secret online sites, not only from UK, but also from U.S. and Canadian, citizens. At last count they had 604 signatures. Their goal is 1000. One of the doctor-bashing groups claims to have over 1500 members but can’t even rouse a significant percentage of its members to sign the petition (they don’t have 1500 active members). Benzo Buddies claims 28,000 members but over 90% of the listed membership never posts, or has posted once, and ran from the site screaming (it is rumored Benzo Buddies even keeps deceased members on the membership rolls). If Benzo Buddies had that many members it would be very easy to get 5,000 of them to sign a petition that bashes doctors — some movement. It is as fake as their claims Big Pharma targeted them.

  • UK population 64 million
  • U.S. population 319 million
  • Canadian population 36 million

That is to say, out of a combined total population of 419 million only 604 people signed this garbage. What percentage is that? Pathetic is not even the right word to describe this.

Medication helps people live productive lives.

Anti-psychiatry zealot conspires with Benzo Buddies ghouls to destroy brother with epilepsy

Helping my Brother (Intro)
« on: February 16, 2016, 06:37:15 pm »

[Buddie]

Hi: I live in Vancouver, and one of your admins started a weekly (2nd Weds of each month) benzo withdrawal support group. I have helped the group secure a free place at the Unitarian Church where I am a member. We had our first meeting last week.

My big brother has been on an astounding cocktail of psych meds for the last 25 years or so, stemming mostly from a brain injury incurred after surgery to remove a benign frontal lobe tumor, though he also has epilepsy.

Through my direction, and approval from his psychiatrist, he is slowly tapering off Olanzapine. He is also taking Clonazepam. He has a lot of trouble being organized, and is on disability in another city in Canada. Here are the meds he is currently on:

Divalproex 3X250 mg. noon & 5Xat 6 PM
Carbamazepine CR 600 mg. AM & 9:30 PM
Primidone 250 mg. AM & 9:30 PM
Olanzapine 10 mg. AM & 9:30 PM
Clonazepam 7.5 mg. AM & 10mg PM
Metformin Hydrochloride 1000 mg. AM & 6:00 PM
Atorvastatin 40 mg. AM
Diamicron MR (Gliclazide) 60 mg. AM
ASA 81 mg. AM

He has a long way to go. And now I want to cry. Preparing this, I went back to the list of meds he sent me in August 2014, and nothing has tapered (I’ll ask him about that) but his Clonazepam went from 2.0 mg/day to 7.5 mg.

His speech is more slurred than ever.

Not sure if you need confirmation of his consent for me to ask questions on his behalf, he has problems following discussion boards and such.

But maybe I can suggest that his doctor supervise his taper off clonazepam.

Sorry, this was supposed to be short 🙂 Thank you.
« Last Edit: February 16, 2016, 07:57:56 pm by [Buddie] »

Re: Helping my Brother (Intro)
« Reply #1 on: February 16, 2016, 06:50:59 pm »

[Buddie]

Hello […],

Welcome to Benzo Buddies and thank you for being here on behalf of your brother, he is lucky to have you as an advocate.

Yes, your brother is on a lot of medications including a huge dose of clonazepam. It’s no wonder your dear brother has trouble following discussions, he is extremely medicated. I must admit that I don’t know a lot about many of the other medications your brother is taking but others here might be able to share information and experience about them.

I would hope that your brother’s doctor would be willing to help your brother with a sensible, slow taper. Many doctors favor really large cuts that can bring on some strong withdrawal effects. Since your brother does have epilepsy, it is important to make sure he is monitored by his health care team.

It will take a while to taper from such a high dose of clonazepam, but it can be done. It is generally suggested to taper no more than 5-10% every 10-14 days. I’m going to give you a link to the Ashton Manual, an excellent resource about these types of drugs and how to withdraw. It was written by an expert in the field. You might even consider printing out the appropriate pages and taking them to your brother’s doctor.

I’ll also give you a link to the General Taper Plans for additional information.

If you have questions about the other medications your brother is taking, you can post on the Other Medications board.

We’ll be here to support you and your brother. Perhaps as time progresses and his cognitive abilities improve, he would consider joining the forum himself. Please ask questions, we’re here to help.

The Ashton Manual

General Taper Plans

Other Medications

BTW, none of the admins of the forum set up a benzo withdrawal group, it might have been a regular member who took this on.

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Re: Helping my Brother (Intro)
« Reply #2 on: February 16, 2016, 07:57:12 pm »

[Buddie]

Thank you […]. This will be a long process. And it’s hard not being in the same city. I’ll talk to him and find out what he feels like doing. He was supposed to be reducing his Olanzapine (anti-psychotic) by 10% per month, but he seems to be on the same dose. He was working with his pharmacist, who was reducing the dosage, with the “permission” of his psychiatrist.

I had no idea which med would be the best to reduce, maybe I’ll ask on the board for people taking multiple meds, but I am shocked, saddened, angry that in 2.5 years his Clonazepam went from 2.0 to 7.5 mg/day.

Thank you for the links too. Maybe I misunderstood, but the support group facilitator is someone who has tapered off benzos, and benzobuddies was very helpful (I don’t know her username).