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Re: Accupuncture vs. Valium?

Posted by Julia2 on March 25, 1999, at 1:18:02

In reply to Re: Accupuncture vs. Valium?, posted by Torrey on March 19, 1999, at 1:16:16

> I can relate to Julia's story. I had my first "nervous breakdown" as a teenager. My parents took me to the best neurologist in town, who ran a battery of expensive tests. My actual "examination" took maybe ten minutes, at the end of which he handed me a prescription for Valium. In the refill space, he had drawn the "infinity" symbol - I had just been given a lifetime supply of Valium! This was also about twenty five years ago - I don't know if its even legal to do that anymore.
> Anyway, I got myself off the Valium after a few years, with the help of acupuncture. I had to be motivated enough to deal with the withdrawal symptoms to some degree, but the acupuncture definitely helped to calm my nervous system, and make the transition easier.
> Torrey

Congratulations! I can relate to the infinity symbol! esp. since now I've been told 2mg/day is better than "withdrawal" after all these years (with my arrhythmia). The problem is the underlying cause was never treated and I've needed AD's intermitantly my whole life, and need one now. What to take, is why I checked in here. A great site. Still, I'm finding the "infinity" mentality prevails and, it seems, the side effects are getting worse. Thanks for sharing that incident. At least I'm not alone! :-)




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