Benzodiazpine Withdrawals

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Lydia J Says:


I do want to warn everyone that is taking Benzodiazepines. Xanax, Clonazepam, Klonipin, Ativan, Valium, etc.. THIS IS A PSYCHOTIC DRUG! ONLY TO BE USED FOR 2-4 WEEKS. I was put on them for yrs. I had terrible anxiety... the more anxiety I had, the more the doctor was upping my dose! It was the Clonazepam causing it. I went to a detox, they cold turkey'd me ~ TAPER SLOWLY. You will have the worst withdrawals and they are not like an opioid withdrawal! it takes weeks to over a year to go through the withdrawals. Trust Me I was a victim of such. READ UP ON THEM. See sites like benzo.org.uk then join a benzo group. They should be treated like an opioid. They can be worse than them.



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Optimistic Says:
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They are treated like an opioid these days.
Read EVERYTHING the pharmacy gives you with the meds. None of what you wrote is hidden information . . . you should report your doctor for not properly tapering you off them. Benzo withdraws can kill you.
That being said, I have had a prescription for them since 1998 & only experienced slight withdrawals from switching types once. I take them as needed, which isn’t regularly.
Antidepressants and allergy medication and many meds will cause withdrawals when you stop taking them suddenly.

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Bella Says:
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Been taking them for 20 years. 1 mg Xanax to sleep. I have nothing but good things to say about it. I’m also older and some people can’t handle it in today’s world. People freak out if it’s prescribed to them today because today doctors take you off everything once you get use to it. It’s sad. Years ago nobody cared because it wasn’t a problem. As for me I can never go off them and I’m just fine with that. Best of luck.

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Gigi Says:

These are NOT Psychotic medications, these are anti anxiety medications! Anti Psychotics include such as: Thorazine, Haldol, Mellaril, ect... totally different.

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Lydia J Says:

Re: Gigi (# 3)

They are a Benzo. is listed as a psychotic medication,

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Lydia J Says:

Re: Bella (# 2)

I had taken it, I also am older. So are you writing, that when you do not take your medication, you do not start having withdrawals? Serious withdrawals? I understand we all have withdrawals, but these last for months to years.

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Gigi Says:

Re: Lydia J (# 4)

No they are NOT listed as an anti psychotic, do not know where ya got that info, but you are wrong. Benzo's are not the same as Anti Psychotics. I am 100% positive on this because I went to Nursing School and learned the difference. Maybe you meant it can cause a psychotic episode; not really sure what you mean.

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Bella Says:
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Re: Lydia J (# 5)

I have never missed a day and I’m fine. Never increased nothing. I guess I just do one sometimes 11/2 for bed. I’m senior and had some PTSD in recent years. But because I’m of age over 60, I don’t care it’s part of my life. But I heard something I don’t no is true or not. That Big Pharma is adding filler to them... I heard wood... I s*** you not. Idk.

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House Jr Says:

Re: Bella (# 7)

NO Pharma company is cutting your meds with wood... I can assure you that!! Now, if you buy off the black market... all bets are off.

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Bella Says:
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Re: House Jr (# 8)

By all accounts, the drug supply in the United States is among the safest and most controlled in the world. But it's under a growing threat from organized and white-collar criminals pushing stolen, out-of-date, adulterated or fake medications. They make their way into pharmacies, nursing homes, hospitals and doctors' offices. At best, they are suspect because they are sold outside of the regulated supply chains. At worst, they may be medically worthless or even toxic.

And don’t insult me by saying I would ever get a drug from the black market. I am a senior and prescribed these pills for years and I have no problem. They creep into pharmacies and hospitals as well. Nobody is safe from anything.

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Lydia J Says:

Re: Gigi (# 3)

any mind-altering medication that affects your Gaba. I believe is a psychotic medication. There are benzos listed in that group. Most Anxiety can be controlled through different tools, not medication, we have to learn not to pop a pill every time we get anxious.

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Lydia J Says:

Re: Bella (# 9)

I'm sorry they are not that controlled. there are so many different fillers that can cause malabsorption.

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Lydia Says:

Re: Bella (# 2)

Did you watch This is Life with Lisa Ling on CNN Oct. 6th, 2019? Very good reporting, once you are prescribed them, you cannot get off of them, Its a horrible medication, and its not to be used for sleep. That is off Label scribing

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Bella Says:
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Re: Lydia J (# 11)

Not true. You are Fake News just like the CNN you watch.

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Bella Says:
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Re: Lydia (# 12)

Having chronic anxiety before I sleep or any other part of the day is why they are prescribed. You don’t know me. I am in my 60’s. I have no worries. Rest of my life I don’t care. It’s people like you that put scare tactics in others that should not comment. Either say how they were to you and that’s that.

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Lydia Says:

Re: Bella (# 13)

sorry you feel that way, google benzodiazepines, just trying to warn you. Also Lisa Ling from This is Life did a big expo on them. Is she Fake too? don't say I didn't warn you Bella

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Lydia Says:

Re: Bella (# 14)

I was prescribed them for anxiety. It caused more anxiety. I was cold turkey'd off of them, (didn't matter, tapering to fast is bad as well). I suffered, tinnitus, agoraphobia, night sweats, cold sweats, heightened anxiety, tremors, insomnia, balance problems, derealization, depersonalization, overstimulation, depression, I can go on and on, it lasted 18 months, only 2 windows the whole time. My Dr did all kinds of tests before I found out what was going on.

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Bella Says:
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Re: Lydia (# 15)

I don’t need to Google anything I am comfortable. I’m good. I don’t care. Why does this bother you so much? IDGAF. CNN is fake news. And I’m done answering you apparently you’re paranoid and should not be on anything.

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