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Re: Kindling? brain zaps SLS

Posted by Chairman_MAO on May 13, 2005, at 11:08:52

In reply to Re: Kindling? brain zaps Chairman_MAO, posted by SLS on May 13, 2005, at 9:37:34

I will have to investigate this. Re: kindling, you may find it interesting that, not on medication, I have consistent and pervasive mild LSD-like pseudohallucinations (patterns, trails, etc) (I used LSD many, many times between ages 19 and 21). One of the reasons I loved being on clonazepam so much is that it completely eliminated them (and perhaps some cognitive/emotional/behavioral problems that may have been concomitant with them). Unfortunately, they were worsened by multiple BZD withdrawals, including one that was purposefully induced in a HOSPITAL. Rather than taper me off 40mg/day diazepam, they gave me a THREE DAY librium taper! I was hallucinating like crazy, and could not move my bowels properly for weeks due to the muscle tension (had to use milk of magnesia to "go" for the first week). That was outright abuse and cruelty to me, as far as I'm concerned.

Interestingly enough, buprenorphine attenuated them a lot. When I switched to phenelzine from tranylcypromine, they all but vanished completely, probably due to the GABAnergic and serotonergic (SSRIs attenuated them to some degree as well) effects of phenelzine.

I'm going to ask to be sure, but I think kindling is relevant in this case. I know this is somewhat off topic, but given our discussion of kindling, I thought it would be good food for your thoughts.


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