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Re: Question for Larry Hoover - Vitamin C Squiggles

Posted by Larry Hoover on June 6, 2003, at 10:01:21

In reply to Re: Question for Larry Hoover - Vitamin C Larry Hoover, posted by Squiggles on June 6, 2003, at 8:34:04

> Thanks for the reply Larry. In response
> to you question "why does it bother me",
> it's because the withdrawal actually took
> about a year with protracted stuff, while
> the "stroke" took about a minute and crippled
> me for a month - maybe it was a seizure.
> Thought maybe the craving for oranges may
> be indicative of stroke or seizure or withdrawal.
> My mother was alarmed and shook my head
> to see if was dead. I was quite sick for a month.

I've no doubt is was a frightening and disturbing occurrence. Some time ago, I suggested that "organic brain syndrome" might be a valid explanation. It's a catch-all term doctors use when "something obviously happened, but we don't have a clue just what" takes place.

Absent persistent neurological deficits, you're left with shrugs because you weren't on an EEG when it happened.

> It's a perplexing picture, what with the
> warring sides on the nature of addiction.

Addiction be damned. What difference does it make if the med works, you're not abusing it, and you have not developed tolerance?

> I do lean on the Medawar, Healy, etc. side.

Meaning...? Healy believes in full disclosure, but he isn't anti-med per se. I don't know Medawar.

> After all i was successful in getting off
> Xanax and no longer have panic attacks and
> my dr. congratulated me. So, i have the
> medical establishment on my side as well.
> Squiggles

On what side is that? If you're treating troubling symptoms, and you have success with that....

I'm wondering if you concerns are not moot. You haven't done things drastically differently because of your concerns, ya know?





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