SSRI/SNRI withdrawal symptoms and then Benzodiazepine withdrawal symptoms

The SSRI/SNRI symptoms are originally from this website on Effexor withdrawal. I thought after this list I would also put a benzo withdrawal symptom list. Unfortunately there has not been enough study of other psychotropic drug classes to come up with comprehensive lists, though in my experience in all my groups I’ve seen there is a... Continue Reading →

An awesome wikipedia page—benzodiazepine withdrawal

Wikipedia has a great page on benzodiazepine withdrawal and the potential hazards. If anyone ever doubts your experience of horror at getting off benzos direct them to this page that includes documentation of studies that prove benzos are nasty addictive shit. Of note it points out that people can become dependent within 7 days as... Continue Reading →

Benzos again—this time in the US media

I know and am friends with two of the people in this article. ABC news seems to be following the Guardians lead. Tranquilizer Detox Withdrawal Can Last Years FDA, Patients Say Quitting 'Benzos' Abruptly Can Lead to Horrific Side Effects The positive effects of benzos are widely discussed in blogs, and in the media. But... Continue Reading →

The truth about benzos (Valium, Klonopin, Ativan, Xanax, etc)

In The Guardian today: They used to be called 'mother's little helpers', pill prescribed to stressed suburban housewives as a miracle pick-me-up. Now benzodiazepines are proving popular again, this time as an alternative to heroin. The tranquilliser boomed in the Sixties and Seventies as a supposedly safe alternative to barbiturates. Mick Jagger and Keith Richards... Continue Reading →

The possible perils of Benzodiazepine use

Updated 9/09 This is another post from very early on in the life of my blog (day three to be precise.) I've amended it quite a bit as I've learned much more and my circumstances have changed significantly, so it's up to date: I have suffered ill effects from all the classes of psych drugs;... Continue Reading →

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