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Re: Ashton Rocks! Squiggles

Posted by Quintal on February 5, 2007, at 15:14:04

In reply to Re: Ashton Rocks!, posted by Squiggles on February 5, 2007, at 14:57:48

>Then there must have been another factor
influencing my need to raise the Xanax-- possibly
the Synthroid was too high

That could be true. I know myself how it can cause hellish anxiety to raise your thyroid hormone too high.

>This too is strange. I took clonazepam for
7-10 yrs with no need to raise it; then my dr.
raised by .50 totalling to 1.0mg and I was fine.
I could have stayed there indefinitely, except
for my ill-considered attempt to withdraw from
that given my success with Xanax. It was that
horrible attempt that led to the necessity for raising it even more just to stabilize.

I felt no need to raise my dose above 4mg for over a year. I think I was actually seeking oblivion, just trying to forget, by raising the dose that high. It's wasn't really a therapeutic dose.

>I hope you feel better coming off.

Thank you. I do feel mentally sharper, though at the expense of being a little frail in the face of stress. I think I'll find a way around that with time. It's a shame my GP won't follow Heather Ashton's recommendations and give recovered addicts more time to heal emotionally after an abrupt withdrawal - she expected me to be ready for work two weeks after my last (20mg!)dose of clonazepam. I think that's the type of ignorance Heather was trying to address in her letter to Rosie Winterton and I'm very grateful to her for doing that.

Q


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