Posted by Huxley on September 17, 2010, at 2:54:19
In reply to Re: Have our brains been permanently damaged?, posted by Abby Cunningham on September 16, 2010, at 23:32:12
> I believe truly that benzos are a horrible drug that I wish I had never gone on in the first place. All doctors should be obligated to tell patients about the dependency/addiction if taken longer than 2 weeks!!
> I feel my life is ruined from alprazolam. I have taken it for 30 years and even though I cut the dosage by half over a long painful time, I am not the same person anxiety-wise get way worse than I ever was before benzos. I hate living this way always waiting for the anxiety attack to come on and with it the debilitating depression :(((
Wow abby, benzos for 30 years..!!! no wonder you are finding it hard to stop.
Its not just the bezos though, its the anti psychotics, the mood stabalisers, the ssri/nis and the MAOIs.
Where is the long term studies on getting off these drugs?
There is plenty of studies on why to get on them but studies of how and why and what happens when you get off are as rare as hens teath. Maybe because they don't want to know and are happy to hide behind the 'its your original symptoms returning' B*LLSH*T line.
I have no doubt in my mind that 20-30 years down the track the practices of modern psychiatry are going to be viewed as barberic.