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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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

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

Diabetes Mellitus: Type 1 and Type 2 differences

TYPE 2 With type 2 diabetes, the pancreas usually makes some insulin. But either the quantity made is not enough for your body's needs, or the human anatomy's cells resist it. Insulin resistance, or lack of sensitivity to insulin, happens mainly in fat, liver, and muscle tissue cells.  Type 1 Type 1 diabetes is also … Continue reading Diabetes Mellitus: Type 1 and Type 2 differences

Addiction and the Brain

The old guy couldn't sleep his diabetic nephropathy had his ankles screaming in pain, absolutely nothing he couldn't manage, just an annoyance he'd gotten accustomed to. Properly he hobbled out of the bedroom in to the living room and discovered his favorite reclining chair and shortly thereafter his favorite little guy, his Chihuahua joined up … Continue reading Addiction and the Brain

Attention Deficit Disorder, What is it?

In short, people often utilize the terms ADD and ADHD interchangeably, even though the current proper medical terminology is ADHD or Attention Deficit/Hyperactivity Disorder. To better explain, let’s briefly discuss the language utilized for explaining diagnoses in general. Diagnostic terminology for psychiatric and behavioral problems arises from the Diagnostic and Statistical Manual (DSM), the manual … Continue reading Attention Deficit Disorder, What is it?

If you have your health, you have Everything

A dozen years ago a depressed middle-aged man hurting from the absence and estranged relationship with his now 32-year-old daughter. The pain was great and he could not cope knowing she didn’t want anything to do with him It had been 15 years since he lost saw her. Since the day she left his life, … Continue reading If you have your health, you have Everything