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Re: B E N Z O SSquiggles

Posted by Squiggles on February 21, 2002, at 10:58:26

In reply to Re: B E N Z O SSquiggles, posted by OldSchool on February 21, 2002, at 10:44:56

Hi Old School,

I appreciate your candour very much.

I agree with you vehemently about addiction -
who gives a hoot if there is a need for the drug. My
bone of contention is not with addiction but
with tolerance. When tolerance builds you need
more of the stuff, and when you keep taking more
of the stuff, you get more of the side effects,
and even panic (in the case of Xanax). It has
not been the case so much with Klonopin.

I am very curious about the pharmacokinetics of
K - and i know little; I know that some researchers
eg. Popoulos [sp?} believe that bp is an epileptoid
condition and therefore an anti-convulsant is
necessary - is that why I was given K? I don't know.
Also, i should tell you that it was the high
Synthroid dose that caused me panic (and if you read
the med books you will see that hyperthyroidism
leads to anxiety and panic attacks -- so this is
a loose end.

Regarding the need for K - I can say that I need now
because I get a stroke or seizure if I don't have it;
that may be a result of long-term changes in the brain
rather than a genetic predesposition, or even
the dubious epileptic nature of manic depression.
(I noticed btw that Kraeplin and his colleagues
witness a very small amount of seizure in beepers).

I trust that doctors will be frank about these matters
and work in collusion with drug companies to ferret
out the truth.

As for the Whackos - i miss Ray and David very much;
they were so cool. But yeah, I think I have some
deep disagreements with Ray, and David just left.
It's quite a group - and there are all kinds.
I've never really considered myself to be entirely
sane anyway, so who am I to discriminate one Wacko
from another. :-)






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