Posted by yxibow on October 28, 2006, at 21:17:53
In reply to Re: High dose benzo usage, posted by Phillipa on October 28, 2006, at 18:55:03
> So wierd as for the time I was in my twenties til 9 years ago nightly I drank beer in my twenties three unless it was the weekend then more and later I was drinking 5-6 beers nightly after work all the while on benzos. And in my twenties that included mephrobromate. Strange as I always felt wonderful in the morning. For some reason it never depressed me. It was when I stopped the depression hit. Only reason I stopped was that I was given chloral hydrate to sleep. Well and I'm still breathing so I guess I was lucky? Love Phillipa
I'm afraid to say, Jan, yes I think you were probably lucky. 42, while being the answer to anything (re: Hitchhikers Guide if this seems obtuse...), is not the answer to beer weekly + benzodiazepines + meprobamate (has some properties of barbiturates). That can be lethal.
The wonderful part was the dopamine increase and the GABA massage, but your liver is the key here. I assume you've had exams since that time.
It is true that it is much easier on the system to take another Klonopin than to down a sixpack. Most competent psychiatrists will advocate that.