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Re: Chronic benzos, mood + memory. Hoover + exper mattdds

Posted by Larry Hoover on April 26, 2009, at 11:58:58

In reply to Re: Chronic benzos, mood + memory. Hoover + exper Larry Hoover, posted by mattdds on April 21, 2009, at 1:04:19

> > I think we're getting closer to understanding how to regulate it. I think cannabinoids may be a useful route of inquiry.
> Excellent! Do you think my docs can give me a scrip for these "cannabinoids" of which you speak ? I have never heard of these, let alone smoked them...hehe.

I don't know why they don't start with some chromatography, and determine how different fractions might have specific physiological effects. Oh, wait, you can't patent natural products. You can't get rich from other peoples' suffering.

> > Unfortunately, I experienced a re-injury of my ulnar nerve during that surgery (first injured during my fall), and came out of the anaesthetic screaming.
> Wow, I'm on anesthesia rotation right now, so this is particularly interesting. Do you know what they used? I see bad wakeups sometimes when people come out of general quickly with desflurane, but this is just an observation of mine.

No, I don't know the agent they used. I don't know that it's relevant. I was still out, but had been moved to recovery. They were positioning my arm to take a post film with a portable x-ray machine. That's all it took, to make the pain yank me out of the anaesthesia. My first recollection is the tech saying, "I didn't do it!". And the sound of my own guttural moaning.

> > I could not tolerate opiates after about a year, and since then I've relied on periodic stellate ganglion nerve blockade, and mindfulness meditation.

> Again, sorry to hear this, but I'm very glad you found something that works and are getting better.

Slow like molasses, but better.

> > Apart from the period during which I withdrew from the opiates, my mood has been stable. I attribute that to my collection of coping strategies, mostly acquired from prior experience.
> Yeah, I remember you had some great CBT-like coping strategies that we talked about years ago.

Ya, I well recall. That's one of the reasons you kept coming to mind.

> Hope you continue to get well.
> Matt

Thanks, Matt.





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