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Re: Lou asks Sqiggles to tell us

Posted by Squiggles on February 15, 2002, at 12:15:53

In reply to Lou asks Sqiggles to tell us Squiggles, posted by lou pilder on February 15, 2002, at 12:07:41

> > > > > Cam and others.
> > > > > Ambien is classified as a scehdual IV drug by the federal government.
> > > > > Lou
> > > >
> > > > Lou - So? I do not believe that under the definition of a Schedule IV Drug you will find the words "evil" or "do not use".
> > > >
> > > > Also, if you are going to advise on how to withdraw from any drug, please give them the facts on the approved methods of weaning from a substance, not just the anti-drug rhetoric of those with personal agendas. Preferably, advise should be offered to those who ask for it, rather than being given in an unsolicited manner.
> > > >
> > > > - Cam
> > >
> > > Cam and others;
> > > It appears that Dona was asking for advise from people on this board, for she "didn't want to go into a treatment center" and she didn't want more Ambien in the mail. Now I am responding to that plea from a destressed person just like I would repond to a destess from a boat that was looking for direction out of a lost posistion. For why else would Dona write to the people on this board? Now it moves me to try to help Dona and not ignore her SOS. I know of a harbor that she can reach. It is chaired by Yvonne Day. The group helps people find their way out of the addiction to drugs like Ambien. For those of you that wish to defame her, call her yourself in Columbus, Ohio and talk with her. I did and I have referred people to her group and they have had their addiction released. There are some people that believe that they should stay on a drug untill death. There are others that believe that you can go "on and off" a drug. They should not call her for they help people to withdraw permenatly.
> > > Lou
> >
> >
> >
> > Well Lou,
> >
> > Maybe I just lucked out on compassion, but after
> > donating time and money to this group, there came
> > a point when I had a stroke/seizure episode from
> > withdrawal. If it were not for my husband's good
> > sense to reinstate me on the dose, I would have
> > followed (at least someone noticed) one of the leader's
> > advice to keep going through the head stroke, and
> > not be so weak. So much for compassion.
> >
> > Squiggles
>
> Sqiggles;
> Please tell us about your withdraw experiance. It sounds like you wanted to get off the drug but could not, for you had a siezure. Your contribution in this area will be tremendously valuable to the readers of thie board. Please tell us more.
> Lou


Well,

I almost died. I was sick for a month after the
electric storm and then axe like stroke in the back
of the head. I coudn't walk and my blood pressure
was going up and down; I could not put my head on
the pillow becuase it hurt, and I would fall asleep
without noticing it and come out disoriented and the
same again 4 times a day, and sweats. I was very
sick, but the worst thing about it was that
I was told to go through with it; but my husband
raised my dose from 0.125 to 0.250, then next two
weeks, anohter "stroke", and he raised to 0.50 and
i started to get better - eventually got sicker,
and now back to 1.0 the original dose - and getting
better.

This is K - the anti-convulsant.

But it was my husband who helped me; the person
on the group i relied on, told me to go through
to 0 - which I am glad i did not; as my doctor
allowed me to raise it as much as i needed. The
group is very anti reinstatement on the grounds
that once damage is done there is no use in
taking the drugs again. This is false and dangerous
advice.

I think i am lucky to be alive.

Squiggles


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