Posted by Lindenblüte on October 28, 2006, at 17:28:17
In reply to High dose benzo usage, posted by FrequentFryer on October 27, 2006, at 18:20:08
I'm sorry you're having such a hard time escaping depression. Sure, you can get a buzz going which will make you feel different for a while. I bet there are a lot of combinations out there that will give you a buzz. I really crave alcohol when I want to escape my depression. After a beer or three, the evening is somehow more manageable. But the next day is not so good. I feel worse. And then it spirals. Mind you, I never had a classical physical hangover from only 1 or 3 beers. But the effects on my mental health were not so pretty.
My T said something once. "Alcohol is a wonderful antidepressant, except that it has some bad side effects, including... depression". Actually, my T told me that one twice, at 4 month intervals. My pdoc heard me tell him that I was self-medicating with a beer or 3 most nights a week. Even though that's not pathological alcoholism, he prescribed me benzo klonopin. Saying that klonopin was a heck of a lot safer than alcohol.
hope you get some real relief soon,