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Re: Trashing Benzos. Alan

Posted by jay on February 16, 2002, at 1:00:57

In reply to Re: Trashing Benzos. jay, posted by Alan on February 15, 2002, at 23:55:48


Thanks again Alan! I am going to print this up, and take it to my pdoc at my next appointment. I added some other comments in last message, and I hope maybe we can get some good info to pass around. Just curious...what benzo are you on? I am on a benzo on available in Canada, called Lectopam (bromazepam). I find it great, because it hase a longer life than Ativan, but still has a good strong punch to it.

I will get back with more comments on the website you posted.

Thanks again! Take care..

Jay

> >
> > Scott, thanks, and I thought I would add in some of my other thoughts also, and in particular to your situation. I don't really like giving a lot of med advice, but I can honestly say, and will put money on this, that benzos, for me in particular, have been *the only* lifesaver especially in difficult times.
> >
> > This is a great thread...I hope we can keep it up. Take good care...
> >
> > Jay
> ******************************************
>
> Jay. I had a similar experience and have been on BZD monotherapy for several years now having lost much of the last 15 or so years trying to "make" every conceiveable form of AD or combo ssri and BZD, or anticonvulsant/AD/BZD , etc, work for me. I ended up feeling like a square peg trying to be put into a round hole.
>
> Many docs feel that a patient is simply "unresponsive" or "atypical" if the patient doesn't fit their own criteria for what they perrceive as a diagnosing through the technique of "Listening to the Drug" (as so well described iny Peter Kramer's best seller, "Listening to Prozac").
>
> PLEASE read this fantastic website I came accross about PD and anxiety in general....especially medicine therapy such as ssri's and the BZD's. My doc specialising in the treatment of anxiety disorders read it and passed out copies to their entire staff as reference to well written, patient accessable information:
>
> http://bearpaw8.tripod.com/pd.html
>
> It's longish but worth every drop!!!
>
>
> Alan


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