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benzodiazepines

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    Why can't I tolerate sugar on benzos? (It gives me severe physical anxiety)

    Hello all, I'm feeling so sad, I can't enjoy a nice dessert with sugar in it or any sweet beverages because the sugar gives me severe physical anxiety that remains for one and a half day atleast. Why is this and what can I do about it? I'm on 23 mg of valium. Thank you
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    Is tapering off 1 mg of valium per week fast if you're really unstable? Please help

    Hey all I'm in the hospital voluntarily but I'm about to leave, I'm here for tapering off benzodiazepines, valium to be exact and the doctor wants to taper off 1 mg per week. I did a cold turkey about 9 months ago for 4 days before I reinstated off 1 mg of ativan and 7 mg of valium and ever...
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    I took my valium 12 mg dose 21 minutes too late this morning and now have physical anxiety/withdrawal

    Hey all, the past 2 days I was feeling great, had no physical anxiety all day and I finally stabilized on 12 and 12 mg. Now today I had an interview with my new addiction doctor this morning at 9 am the time I had to take my valium morning dose of 12 mg and I forgot to take it for 21 minutes...
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    What could be done about extreme muscle rigidity/tension/tightness due to past klonopin (benzo) use?

    Hey all, I'm asking for a friend. First I posted a similar thread but with the cause being being floxed but now we think it's her past klonopin use. She cold turkeyed it and then reinstated and tapered off. This was more than a year ago. Klonopin is a benzodiazepine. What could be done about...
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    I Missed My 5 Mg Evening Dose Of Valium, Now Have More Physical Anxiety Is This Neurological Damage?

    Hey all, so last Thursday I missed my evening 5 mg valium dose and didn't take it for 10 hours, I took it in the morning after 10 hours and ever since I have increased physical anxiety in the morning, and in the evening. Could this be neurological damage and/or tolerance? Thank you
  6. GutFeeling

    Benzodiazepines May Be Strong Serotonin Antagonists. Are They Really That Dangerous?

    My doc keep pushing SSRIs and avoiding benzos, even though he knows I would never take a SSRI... Probably gonna get an appointment with another psychiatrist as I suspect he gets profit by selling certains brands. Does anyone have some experience with benzos, especially Clonazepam to share...
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    Potato (Solanum Tuberosum) Juice Exerts An Anticonvulsant Effect In Mice Through Binding To GABA Rec

    http://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pubmed/18543146 Naturally occurring benzodiazepines have been identified in regular food such as wheat and potato, but there is still no evidence that potato extracts can affect CNS responses in vivo. Here we found that undiluted potato juice and potato juice diluted...
  8. haidut

    Benzodiazepines Are The New Wave Of Ppi Drugs

    Quite a few members of the forum have had experience with proton pump inhibitors (PPI) and have experienced first hand their horrible side effects. Here is a short sample of what people are experiencing while taking one of the well-known PPI drugs: http://www.askapatient.com/viewrating.a ...
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    Chronic Benzodiazepine Use Linked To Dementia And Alzheimers

    Given how popular the benzos are among the mental health professionals, I wonder if the recent epidemic of various dementias including AD is at least partially due to overusing those drugs. For those that do need an anti-anxiety drug, niacinamide works just like a benzo but protects against (and...
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    Research On Niacinamide / Nicotinamide And Benzodiazepines

    I have been mentioning in many of my posts that there is quite a bit of research (mostly Russian) claiming that niacinamide (and to a lesser degree niacin) act like true benzodiazepine drugs. This comparison was my motivation for combining the caffeine with niacinamide. Here are some studies...
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