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Started by Kiahanie, July 26, 2015, 08:41:02 PM
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Quote from: Airyaman on July 27, 2015, 11:41:08 AMWelcome back Kia, extending best wishes towards you and your recovery. Your post looked very coherent to me though!
Quote from: Augusto on July 27, 2015, 01:02:23 PMIf I had Alzeimer, for instance, I would explore the symptoms with curiosity and seek to compensate the situation with walking out to see nature, having pleasure experiences in general, and enjoying the love of my family.The other possible angle is self pitty. Never choose self pitty, under any circumstance. It's worst than being sick.
Quote from: Kiahanie on July 31, 2015, 09:21:35 PMI am really sorry about your situation, GA.Clonazepam is the longest-acting benzodiazapine, with a half-life of 20-50 hours depending on an individual's metabolism. With a half-life of 24 hours clonazepam will accumulate to twice your daily dosage. My withdrawal left me with depression and anxiety, of which I had no history. I found that my anti-depressant (citalopram) at full strength works well for the depression, but not the anxiety. Cannabis -especially the CBD [cannabidiol] fraction- is good for that. I don't know if you live in a Dr. Mary state, but I highly recommend cannabis.Good luck with your meds. All I can suggest is being very careful when you get off the clonazepam. A friend who is a retired shrink told me that at my low dosage (.5mg/day) he would have recommended a 6-month titration.Peace and Light be with you.
History shows again and again how nature points out the folly of man.--BÖC
QuoteAltogether, I think we're ahead of the game. One major problem is that many doctors -even younger ones- seem to be a decade behind current research . . . .
QuoteWe understand a lot more about anxiety and depression than our parents. Or more than we ourselves did 30 years ago. We understand the distinctions between being sad, unhappy, "depressed about ..." and the condition of ongoing depression. We also understand that being anxious about something (finals, impending death, etc) is different from generalized anxiety. Not long ago, these conditions were thought to be personal failures of some sort, the solution being to suck it up and keep moving forward. People would self-medicate, primarily with alcohol (Winston Churchill being a prominent example, Richard Nixon another) but also with other often not-legal drugs: heroin, opium, marijuana, etc.We now understand now that anxiety and depression are associated with neuro-chemical imbalances that can be re-balanced through drug therapy, we have the drugs to do it, and we have doctors willing to prescribe them -to over-prescribe in some cases.
Quote from: Mooby the Golden Sock on August 01, 2015, 06:16:20 AMFYI the medical literature suggests tapering clonazepam by 0.125 mg per day every 3 days.
Quote from: Mooby the Golden Sock on December 13, 2016, 10:08:22 PMPlease to note that you should not use a forum post as a substitute for medical advice and you should discuss any med changes with your physician and not sue me if something goes wrong.