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originally posted by: tribal
I am frankly AMAZED that in the last two days of all the threads and discussions I have seen online (not just ATS) that NOT EVEN ONCE have I seen a comment floating the possibility that Paddock was on psychotropics. In fact, its highly unusual that to my knowledge no one has brought this angle to the table before this humble thread. I am in fact extremely surprised that even the man himself, Alex Jones, had nothing to say on it in any of the clips of his I watched and listened to. I'm not saying that neither he nor anyone else mentioned this, only that I personally have not seen it.
So here we go: another deadly rampage POSSIBLY and perhaps even PROBABLY fueled in part by psychotropic meds Paddock was prescribed.
From the article.
Paddock was hooked on LEGAL DRUGS
Records from the Nevada Prescription Monitoring Program obtained Tuesday show Paddock was prescribed 50 10-milligram diazepam tablets by Henderson physician Dr. Steven Winkler on June 21.
So that is at least ONE (1) 10MG pill per day for 50 days.
But wait it gets better (or worse depending)
Later in the article it says this!
The Nevada state monitoring report also noted that Winkler prescribed 50 10-milligram tablets of diazepam to Paddock in 2016. He also filled that prescription the day it was written, this time at Evergreen Drugs in Henderson. It was for two tablets a day..
TWO tablets a day for 20 MILLIGRAMS of valium per day. That is a HUGE amount.
I've personally known people who have taken MUCH LESS, like 5 milligrams a day and gone cold turkey from that dosage and almost gone crazy with the brain zaps, dissociative personality, etc. It is really a rough ride and I will NEVER FORGET Artie Lang, former co host of the Howard Stern show and avid drug user by his own admission, saying once that going through withdrawal from Benzos was excruciating.
The Daily Nightmare of Benzo Withdrawal
There are calls from all quarters to have a "conversation" about gun control, which is fine, lets talk about guns....
BUT CAN WE TALK ABOUT THE FREAKIN BIG PHARMA ELEPHANT IN THE ROOM FIRST?!?!?!?!
Thats right....Big Pharma off the hook again.
Symptomatic Relief in Acute Alcohol Withdrawal. 10 mg, 3 or 4 times during the first 24 hours, reducing to 5 mg, 3 or 4 times daily as needed
originally posted by: flice
He looks like someone who likes to drink a little too much. He was probably trying to shake it, and I would figure that if he indeed met that girlfriend earlier this year, maybe he thought it was time to step down further.
originally posted by: Blue_Jay33
Are guns the issue or mental health ?
Sane people don't murder other people, as has been shown if they don't have a gun they can and do use vehicles once they lose it.
I want to ask a question, if person is on prescribed drugs and they run out; could that broken dependency lead to psychotic breakdown ?
Although it seems he was planning this for a long time, so suddenly coming off doesn't seem to be the issue.
This reminds me of this movie scene when it comes to undesirable reactions of prescribed drugs to the general population.
Hyperbolic example sure, but the point stands.