Benzo’s a dance with the devil

A friend for many years shared her story with me about her battle with trying to stop Xanax. Unfortunately there are far too many of these stories but unlike opiates, benzos rarely end in death. Thus no publicity. Long term use usually ends up destroying people lives. From personal experience I suffered through years of … Continue reading Benzo’s a dance with the devil

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Behind the scenes with Benzodiazepines

The story of being on benzos and then trying to not be on them is long, but the publicity is minimal. There in lies part of the problem. Although not much is known of the many dangers of long-term use, going cold turkey is not a reccommened form of quitting. Besides the unbareable withdrawal, seizures … Continue reading Behind the scenes with Benzodiazepines

My Experience with Klonopin and Xanax and a suggested withdrawal table

It started about age 20, and it just kept getting worse. It affected my social life, my work, school, it was pervasive in my entire life and my entire being. Anxiety is a powerful disorder, it can control your life. There are many ways besides medication to control or even totally eradicate it. During 1980;s … Continue reading My Experience with Klonopin and Xanax and a suggested withdrawal table

How to taper off Benzodiazepines Xanax, Klonopin

As an American we like to think we have the best of everything. However that's far from the case, especially when it comes to Healthcare. I've learned the hard way that's far from the case. Especially when it relates to mental health. My last post about Benzodiazepines I explained how difficult it is to get … Continue reading How to taper off Benzodiazepines Xanax, Klonopin

Ten things you need to know about Benzodiazepines

With the current opiate epidemic attention, addiction and withdrawal from Benzodiazepines (Xanax. Klonopin, Ativan) receive very little ink. I can tell you from personal experience withdrawing from these medications is nothing short of hell. I was diagnosed with Generalized Anxiety disorder decades ago. Subsequently, I was prescribed Klonopin. It worked great, relieved most of my … Continue reading Ten things you need to know about Benzodiazepines

Disabled is a challenge not the end

My nephew who is disabled as well as stuck in a wheelchair shared this tale about his relationship with his daughter and his disability with me. When Sarah began nursery school, I lingered for a while on her very first day. She held my hand for a beat longer than usual, checked me out, and … Continue reading Disabled is a challenge not the end

A day in the life of the Mentally challenged

Today, when I got here at school to pick Sarah up, I saw that a brand-new paraprofessional was briefly working with her. She looked at Sarah: " What's my name?" she asked. " I do not know," Sarah claimed. " What's your name?" The woman asked. Sarah was silent. " What did we do today?" … Continue reading A day in the life of the Mentally challenged