Posted by willyee on June 16, 2006, at 22:21:29
In reply to You CAN wean off of benzodiazpines (Atavan Xanax V, posted by jeninne on June 16, 2006, at 20:16:20
Your story i think is really well placed,this site alone,not intentinaly but does however give the impression that benzos are totaly unstoppable.
They are EXTREMLY hard to get off,but i say this over and over again ,people must not FORGET why one chooses to take a benzo in the first place.The benzo is not said by anyone a doc etc to cure anxiety,instead it tapes and hopefully treats it to an extent it helps people.
So if u choose to remove it,u will have to likly face the orignal condition,in additon to the fact the brain did alter a bit to the benzo so yess it will be harder.
However this persons post has two messages,the first i agree with,which is if ur not horrifyingly abusing a benzo u can get off.
The second message i dont fully agree with,i am glad of the success of the poster,however i have went drug free,over a year,i tried all the breathing techniues,spent a fortune on a Naturalist docter who claimed she was a REAL doc and does not use western medicine.
And i remeber i spent 90 percent of my day fighting,doing breathing excercises,i was on high alert,it made me angry that people like my brother got to crack open beers and enjoy life dealing only with the expected problems of life,while i on the other hand fought a war every min of every day from rise to fall.
I dont know where i stand anymore on meds,drugs whatever they are,but i know for me it isnt as simple as changing life patterns diet etc,i believe all these long term help create a peace of mind and can over ride the disease possably delivinering more good days than bad.
But im simply not convinced that getting off drugs is ismply the answer,i know people who use weed to self medicate,they never touched a psych drug,i think its an invidual fight,invloving possably certain drugs,very few,more so for some than others,othes no drugs at all,certain therapies etc,but each case is tender,if it is a imbalance of ANY kind,any thing array in the brain,which makes total logic sense to me,then we cant judge to what exetent and HOW bad off this person is,vsa how bad this one is,just like a cancer some folks get hit harder and there bodys break down harder,just about every disease or illness can effect people in different ways,some harder than others,
So i counter post to first congratulate u on ur progress,and then to also post to the board to be weary of any group and dont apply there post to u directly,never do this ,i did from chairman maoi and almost killed myself,just use it as a source of info,remeber we all have external life circumstances in addition ,i.e i dont have children,morgtage etc,so if i said hey im off the terrable meds,might not be as easy for someone juggling a few children ,a failing marriage,a home etc,point is listen to ur body every chance u get,wow im rambling my *ss off,sorry its friday night and i should be harrasing some female friends lol,IM KIDDING but no one is online,everyone went and got a life this week,arr