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originally posted by: rickymouse
I don't think they prescribed any of this class of drug for my epilepsy. None of the names look familiar. I didn't like any of the AED drugs effect on my thinking. Their effect on my body was more of an issue though.
I tapered off the drugs I had and quit all together, switching between the classes of the AEDs was complicated, weining off of one and starting another. It took over a month to get switched over completely. I do not know how to cure the addiction to these if you get physically addicted.
Try eating a boiled egg or two for breakfast in the morning every day and cut back on consumption of sugar, it will help the anxiety part. Eggs have choline, DMG, betablocker, and a few other calming chemistries in them which can help with anxiety. But if you have an egg allergy, you might get all messed up. Oatmeal or cheerios with not too much sugar is ok to a point.
Anxiety is usually caused by an imbalance in the brain chemisstrrmgth is directly tied to the foods we eat. There are exceptions, but the number of people with genetic problems causing enzyme imbalances are small. You just have to figure out what you have a problem with. I'll give you a hint. What they tout as good food to eat may not be good food for everyone if they cannot detox the chemistry involved. Nobody has the enzymes to detox everything, most people cannot detox half of the foods properly if eaten in excess. Too much tyramine chemistry is not good but not enough or improper balance is just as bad.
If you have anxiety, eat something chocolate, the copper in it supplies a necessary mineral in it to metabolize the tyramines. This can help sometimes to stop stress. If it gets worse, than you need more tyramines if the copper level is too high, eat something aged or fermented.
originally posted by: and14263
a reply to: GoShredAK
I've lost whole months because of these.
Amazing and horrendous at the same time.
I take them for flying. But where can you ever buy just 2? They come in packs of 28.
originally posted by: anxiouswens
I have spoken to so many people whose lives have been or were completely destroyed by benzodiazapines.
Back in the 90's I worked at a Law Firm that carried out all the massive cases for Group Plaintiffs. We acted for relatives in Lockerbie, people involved with Hillsborough and the biggest was the group Plaintiff action for benzodiazapines. Peoples lives had virtually been destroyed because of being frequently prescribec them for anxiety etc for years only to find when they tried to come off them the withdrawal symptoms were horrific. Some had even took their own livez and it was our job to determine if that was as a result of the benzodiazapinea or because of the initial illness. I heard so many sad stories when speaking to clients.
My mum was put on Ativan prior to this for anxiety. She was only given a tiny blue tablet with a very small dosage and when she tried to stop she was extremely ill. All in all it took her 2 years by dtermination and cutting up into minute pieces and reducing the pieces bit by bit. My mum's cousin wasnt so lucky. She was put on benzos for post natal depression back in the 70's and even today she still has to take a small dosr, she has nevet completely been able to get off them because of the horrific symptoms and her Dr decided it would be for the best just to keep on the smallest of doses.
originally posted by: rickymouse
It appears that benzos increase gaba. You can eat some cooked spinach to accomplish that so you can taper off. Raw spinach can give you kidney stones if you eat too much. Cooking takes away some of the bad effects, add a little butter and maybe a little cream. Canned spinach or the little boxes of frozen will work fine, you do not need fresh. Rinse and cook with a little water, dump out most of the water and add some butter and salt.
It might help you taper off naturally and it can help with anxiety. It does have a goiterogenic effect, so use iodized salt.
what doctors do to you is a crime