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Is the System evil or ignorant? « on: September 01, 2017, 10:44:05 pm »
Is anyone else ANGRY at the doctor who turned you into a drug addict? I submit that most doctors ignorantly believe if patients take their meds as prescribed, there won’t be any issues. Here’s the problem: Your brain doesn’t give a flying f%@$ about US law or what your doctor thinks. All it knows is that it’s regularly been influenced by a powerful psychoactive and it wants more. We’re every bit as much an addict as anyone else, and our addiction can actually kill if you just stop taking it. It also creates the longest and most horrific withdrawal known to man. (I’ve confirmed this with heroin addicts, alcoholics, meth addicts, anyone who has been through a withdrawal). Heroin addicts feel sorry for me! No one is taking responsibility for ruining lives by the million in the name of the almighty dollar.
Pharmaceutical companies send hot girls to doctors offices to persuade them to hand out their drugs. Wtf?! Our society is so brainwashed by the DSM-V, thinking about which acronym fits them because life sucks sometimes for everyone but there has to be something wrong with you. ADHD, OCD, PTSD, GAD, MDD…choose a f@$!ing acronym so you can become a lifetime customer.
We’ve all gone through he’ll because our doctor’s either didn’t know or didn’t care what they were doing. Our society gives so much reverence to doctors…we trust them implicitly because they went to med school. My doctor literally opened Web MD when prescribing my klonopin. They’re not f@$&ING special, they’re human beings just like anyone. They are succeptible to greed and the powers that be are so god damned cocky they don’t even attempt to hide the fact that the people we trust with our health are being bribed by drug companies. Doctors who prescribe things they don’t understand have betrayed the public trust and should be dealt with accordingly. They’re drug dealers…in every sense of the word. We have a war on drugs that imprisons people for smoking a plant while the system were supposed to trust is getting us hooked on the drugs they can profit from.
Anyone who has suffered as I have suffered must surely feel the same injustice. I got out of the military after serving honorably for 6 years…I told my doctor I didn’t feel quite right. Then I was a drug addict. Klonopin took everything in my life. I barely survived it….and that piece of shit probably did the same thing to someone today.
No one should ever go through what I’ve been through. Helping people who are suffering with hope and advise is great, but shouldn’t we be doing something to stop the system that put us here? The average person has no idea what a benzo is…if they tell their doctor they’ve been anxious lately, chances are they’re gonna join our ranks. How do we save those people?
Vibrating Genitals?!?!? « on: April 12, 2015, 11:28:49 am »
I’m just gonna come out and say it! Does anyone else’s genitals vibrate, not in a good way LOL
I mean when I’m in a wave like NOW I literally vibrate all over all day and night, not shake, vibrate but even my genitals vibrate it’s the weirdest thing. If that isn’t a sign of my nervous system being messed up I don’t know what is!
Last wave lasted three weeks, God I hope this one passes quicker
Re: Vibrating Genitals?!?!? « Reply #1 on: April 12, 2015, 11:49:39 am »
Now THIS is a new one…lol….sorry to laugh at your pain, but my feet and hands are vibrating so it comes from a place of understanding….i needed that laugh though. I suppose anywhere with nerves can buzz.
Re: Vibrating Genitals?!?!? « Reply #2 on: April 13, 2015, 12:34:49 am »
My genitals don’t vibrate, but I have a lot of wet dreams almost one every other night! My genitals are super sensitive….
Re: Vibrating Genitals?!?!? « Reply #3 on: April 13, 2015, 01:24:59 am »
When I was 9 days off benzos through a detox I could not feel my genitals. Like, it felt like they weren’t even there. No sensation whatever. You could’ve kneed me in the balls and I don’t think I would’ve felt it.
I was so terrified and went to the ER right away where, after examination, they told me everything was fine and nothing physically was wrong with me. After being terrified that this would last a long time, it went away about a week later or so.
I thought I was prepared for withdrawal, but that one took me by surprise.
With your situation, I’m like 99% sure that it’s all because of withdrawals, nothing to do with any physical abnormality. Don’t worry about it when it comes along.
Everyone should read this « on: July 31, 2017, 10:58:11 am »
I love Jen I do but I just don’t agree with everything. I can not just avoid everything I need for my system bc of withdrawal. I need Vit D bc I’m deficient it should be at the 70-100 range for women and mines at 46. I can’t live in a bubble and stay away from all types of stress until I heal. I get it but life has to go on. However I thought maybe this would help some. Love all. P https://benzowithdrawalhelp.com/2017/07/17/the-five-most-common-triggers-for-waves/?utm_source=Benzo+Withdrawal+Help&utm_campaign=d82dcb0cb4-RSS_EMAIL_CAMPAIGN&utm_medium=email&utm_term=0_9aa1eca219-d82dcb0cb4-345197437&mc_cid=d82dcb0cb4&mc_eid=34e8dd49d8
Mclean's Hospital Boston MA « on: July 24, 2017, 03:07:21 pm »
Doing some research I think that I have found a hospital outside of Boston Massachusetts that has some knowledge of benzo tapering and withdrawal. I have contacted the program’s director and I’m hoping to get a response sometime soon. I have been struggling with benzos for years and am worn out. I am hoping to find somebody that can really help me and not just a script doctor.
« Last Edit: July 25, 2017, 04:57:12 pm by [Buddie]
Re: Mclean's Hospital Boston MA « Reply #1 on: July 24, 2017, 03:16:39 pm »
I understand how you feel, but please be very careful about hospital “detoxes.” I went through one several years ago, in a major Seattle hospital where the doctor was supposed to be a “benzo expert.” They cold turkeyed me the minute I walked in the door, monitored my blood pressure for a few days, then sent me home to endure hellish long-term withdrawal symptoms alone. I only saw the doctor once, for a few minutes, and it cost me many thousands of dollars. Many others here have similar experiences with hospital detoxes. “Detox” is designed for alcohol and street drugs, not benzos, which require a much longer recovery period.
For long term users, the best way to get off benzos is to taper slowly at home. It’s not always easy, but it generally leads to milder symptoms in the long run.
Avoiding Quackery. « on: July 23, 2017, 09:04:29 pm »
The following is my personal anecdote and is not medical advice:
Since the beginning of civilization, there have been various snake oil salesmen taking advantage of the weak and ill by selling them snake oils and diagnosing and treating them with various imaginary conditions. You as a desperate person with an serious undiagnosable and untreatable condition are prime prey for these predators.
Some of the imaginary conditions treated by snake oils are:
-Genetic issues from your 23andme test
-Delayed onset Flouroquinolone Toxicity
Some of the snake oils go by the name of:
-B complex megadoses
This is just an example of some of the things that have effected my life directly. There are many many more. For me, due to taking too much B6, especially the super powerful p5p form, I now have small fiber polyneuropathy and dysautonomia.
Theres a small chance that any of these supplements are actually going to help you, a good chance that they are going to hurt you, rev up your symptoms, or stress your liver/kidneys, and a certainty that they are going to make money for your chiropractor. Your best bet is to just stick with healthy foods and to take as few supplements as possible, and to stay away from alternative medicine practicioners, who are no better than doctors.
Whenever an alternative medicine practitioner, or the internet, or an internet support group, tells you something, be extremely skeptical about it and look up the diagnosis and treatments on a medical journal such as PubMed to see if it is validated with reputable researvch and peer review. Also, dont trust testing from nontandard laboratories such as “genova diagnostics” and “doctors data”, which give bogus misleading results.
Mom's Personality Changed - Xanax To Blame? « on: July 19, 2017, 01:21:44 am »
About 2 years ago my mom’s whole personality changed. Her OCD symptoms got much worse, she says incredibly rude things she NEVER would’ve said before & her memory has gone down the toilet. Her routines & rituals are set in stone & she won’t deviate from them. She leaves the stove on 2x per month on average now. She started taking Xanax (1mg-2mg per week on average) around the same time her personality changed. The worst memory lapses–such as leaving the stove on & forgetting basic words–always happen the day after she takes her Xanax dose. She’s also excessively tired the day after taking Xanax. Worst of all, she denies any change in her personality & gets defensive even talking about it.
Could using Xanax one night per week be sufficient to affect someone’s mood, cognition & anxiety levels to this degree? She’s had a CT scan of her brain at my insistence to see if there was any sign of previous strokes or other issues, and it came back relatively normal. (Some age-related shrinkage & atherosclerosis). The doctor did not seem concerned about it, though it was an ear/nose/throat doctor rather than a neurologist. She’s 65 w/ no family history of Alzheimer’s but at moderate risk for stroke. She’s lost a good bit of vision & hearing due to age, so it’s hard to tell whether she’s doing things like leaving the stove on because of those impairments or something more sinister.
I’m not asking anyone to definitively diagnose her here; just wanted to see if anyone’s experienced this degree of side effects from low dose, once weekly benzo use. (Personally, if I took a benzo or barbiturate one time per week, that would be sufficient to cause rebound mood/anxiety problems but I don’t know how common that is). My mom absolutely refuses to go to doctors, so that’s out of the question. She swears up and down she doesn’t take Xanax more frequently than 1x per week, which I believe because she’s so regimented & afraid of drug addiction, but she could be taking it more often. I’m at a loss.
OCD runs in our family, as do other mental illnesses. I’m absolutely terrified it’s dementia, which would probably cause me to kill myself or be institutionalized because I could not handle that. Cancer is preferable to dementia. I’m praying it’s the Xanax at this point because the alternatives are so awful.
Re: Mom's Personality Changed - Xanax To Blame? « Reply #1 on: July 19, 2017, 01:31:29 am »
I am curious to why she takes one Xanax a week. It seems like she would be in perpetual withdrawal. Her symptoms could well be withdrawal symptoms. It certainly causes brain fog and forgetting things.
Re: Mom's Personality Changed - Xanax To Blame? « Reply #2 on: July 19, 2017, 02:26:13 am »
Also, you might want to take into consideration paradoxical reactions:
Benzodiazepine Side Effects: http://www.benzo.org.uk/sidefx.htm
So-called “Paradoxical” Effects
According to Professor Malcolm Lader, 5% of those using benzodiazepines may be affected by so-called “paradoxical” reactions in response to the drugs rather than the desired tranquillising effects. Such reactions include increased aggressiveness (in some individuals even violent behaviour), depression (with or without suicidal thoughts or intentions), and sometimes personality changes.
Paradoxical” side effects occur in all age groups but are more likely to be found in children and in the elderly where they may be fairly frequent yet erroneously diagnosed as various psychiatric disorders. The risk of such reactions is generally greater with short-acting compounds but may occur with all benzodiazepine drugs. It is important to remember that the “paradoxical” reactions can also be encountered in short-term use and, in rare cases, even following the first ingestion of the drug.
Cognitive Side Effects
Memory functioning is markedly and measurably impaired, especially the ability to store acquired knowledge into long-term memory. This memory impairment is highly relevant to students. The risk of acute amnesia is more pronounced with short-acting drugs. Ativan (lorazepam), Halcion (triazolam), Xanax (alprazolam) and Rohypnol (flunitrazepam) are especially likely to induce such memory impairment.
Re: Mom's Personality Changed - Xanax To Blame? « Reply #3 on: July 19, 2017, 03:00:09 am »
Here’s some more info on this: http://w-bad.org/paradoxical/
I hope it’s the Xanax and your Mom might agree to stop taking it to test out whether this is the case.
Re: Mom's Personality Changed - Xanax To Blame? « Reply #4 on: July 20, 2017, 06:41:33 am »
Thank you so much
She’s very regimented due to OCD (which has gotten worse with age/Xanax use). She goes shopping one day per week, so the Xanax is to help her sleep the night before. I’ve seen her take it twice in a week when she had other things to do, so she may be taking it more often than 1x per week.
She has an endless supply obtained from…well, let’s just say this isn’t coming from a doctor. She’s had prescriptions for it in the past & even forged one prescription to have 4 refills instead of zero. So that tells me she’s got some kind of issue right there. But she could’ve just forged it because she hates going to the doctor. Either way, it’s a crime & she could’ve gone to jail for it. But back then she didn’t take Xanax as often as she does now.
I’m very familiar with rebound symptoms like anxiety & low mood, as I get them after a single use of barbiturates, benzos or Ambien. Thanks again for the links & quotes. That gives me some peace of mind. The part about short-acting benzos being even more likely to cause issues is especially comforting. I’ve tried explaining rebound effects to her before, but she doesn’t believe that can really happen even after SEEING what a single dose of benzos does to me the following day. She once became manic from a single dose of Valium too.
Ugh. This is all very frustrating since I now live with her. But if it’s “just” the benzos causing her insanity, that would be a good thing