Posted by Lou Pilder on October 28, 2006, at 13:18:31
In reply to Im scared of benzo drugs, posted by kiwiredbeach on October 27, 2006, at 9:04:10
It is written here,[...klonopin..scared as...come addicted..should this be OK...].
There is a continual unfolding body of evidence concerning the effects of benzodiazapines such as klonopin,AKA clonazapam. This evidence is available from many sources, including the U.S. government and those that have had BZDs prescribed to them.
The research evidence centers around;
A. Are BZds addictive and if so, in how long.
B. Do they cause harm.
C. Should they be given for anxiety.
D. Is it exaggerating to say that discontinuing from them could have the potential to cause a severe withdrawal syndrome including possible siezures.
E. Does taking them shorten a person's life-span
F. Does taking them have permanent consequences
If you would like to discuss those and other aspects of the effects of BZDs and their history, you could email me if you like.