Originally posted by Juggalette
reply to post by Advantage
I think the benzo's and anti depressants were prescribed to me because when I found out at 23 years old that I had Lupus (as well as several other medical problems) and was hospitalized for an extended period of time, it kinda "put a hurtin" on my psyche.
For me, the steroids were just about the worst. At 32 I had both the lenses in my eyes replaced due to cataracts from years of daily high doses of prednisone. I also had to start walking with a cane because the prednisone leached all the calcium out of my body. Now, at 37, I have osteopenia (early osteoporosis) because of it. I also took plaquenil for a short while before I went off my meds. Much of the serious problems that now effect me are kidney related. I don't take anything but advil now unless I am in the hospital.
Originally posted by Holly N.R.A.
Originally posted by CastleMadeOfSand
reply to post by Holly N.R.A.
Who cares? What are they gonna do with that info?
Maybe you don't understand any of this, but it helps some people to just get stuff off their chest. And yes, this is anonymous, maybe not to hackers and site ownership, but what would they do with that?
Tell me what my real name is and where I live...........
Can't? Well that's anonymous.
I understand quite well that it helps some people to share their problems...I also understand that there are databases out there for information gathering....but wouldn't this fall under something one would post on facebook?
This is not meant to be cold, or start a fight...but where is the logic in discussing what drugs one does? Is that not your personal business? Willingness to answer questions posed to one without asking WHY does someone want that info is why our society is so far down the tubes as it is today. TPTB love undisputed co-operation...drones...people that will do what they are told and answer any question presented without asking WHY.edit on 10-5-2011 by Holly N.R.A. because: (no reason given)
Originally posted by TopherWayne
I started taking xanax at the age of 14 years old back in 1996. I was diagnosed with panic & anxiety attacks. Pretty scary feeling when you think you're having a heart attack at 14 years old! They prescribed me the .5 Milligram peach ovals. It did wonders for my anxiety and insomnia some years later the doctor bumped me up to 1 milligram blue ovals and they knocked me on my ass and I liked it. I started abusing them and pretty soon I could take 90 xannys in 2 or 3 days!
My addiction peaked in 2007 where I was eating 2 Milligram Xanax bars like candy, just a ton of them every chance I got and I was mixing them with vicodin and percocets and somas just blacking out and having crazy amnesia not remembering a damn thing I did which came to a head when I crashed my truck and knocked over a light pole, which I have no memory of. Listen, I started off taking them as prescribed like I was supposed to but if you are not very careful it will get away from you FAST and before you know it your eating 3 month supplies in 2 days like I was!
I kicked my xanax habit cold turkey and suffered tremendous anxiety and torment and painful muscle tremors in the process of my withdrawals but when I completely kicked I can't explain to you how WELL i felt! Like I had been in a fog, a crazy haze all those years and now my head was above clouds! I felt so alert and awake and GOOD! it was nice!
That's my benzo story! They are a nasty little pill that nearly ruined my life.edit on 11/17/2010 by TopherWayne because: (no reason given)
Originally posted by plainview
I don't post too often, but thought I'd tell my story.
I've had issues with anxiety for many years. Despite how difficult and mentally exhausting it was, I could function. I never felt that I needed medication. In January, my car was totaled in a very violent car accident and the anxiety has been unbearable since. Fear of driving and about dieing in an accident have always somewhat affected me, but now the thoughts can sometimes be obsessive. On to the point of my long-winded post:
I very recently started taking Xanax, because I was exhausted by the constant nagging of my irrational fears. I suppose they do help. Having never known what "normal" feels like, I do feel different. I suppose it takes some getting used to.
Thanks for listening.