Author Topic: Netflix - November 30 - Take Your Pills: Xanax  (Read 8995 times)

[Buddie]

Re: Netflix - November 30 - Take Your Pills: Xanax
« Reply #70 on: December 20, 2022, 08:07:29 pm »
I just watched it too. Iím so greatful for the stories they shared. I think it was John was measuring out his dose,  I got very emotional watching that part. Gosh I remember those days. What we have to do to get better is so ridiculous and unfair. The time it takes with no hand holding from the very people who prescribe them. In fact I remember my dr looking at me like I was a lunatic when I told her about microtapering.

Iím so greatful for this doco and the people behind it. It makes me angry but also proud of us all and for those brave enough to tell it true x
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[Buddie]

Re: Netflix - November 30 - Take Your Pills: Xanax
« Reply #71 on: December 22, 2022, 04:39:24 pm »
I, like [...], was in tears during the John segment, and when they showed Dr. C. Heather Ashton and mentioned the manual. It was emotional and felt like validation, even though the whole documentary wasn't focused on the dangers and harm caused by these drugs. I also enjoyed hearing from Dr. Heather Lembke, although I could've used much more from her. She gets it. She knows what these drugs do, and she's helped many successfully come off these drugs slowly.

I don't believe that Anna Lembke really gets it tbh. While she does seem to get the broader issues, she's always conflating physical dependence with addiction in interviews, doesn't really get why this conflation harms us, and doesn't seem to know how to taper.
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[Buddie]

Re: Netflix - November 30 - Take Your Pills: Xanax
« Reply #72 on: January 14, 2023, 06:59:38 pm »
This's awesome! GJ!

This's a big step towards letting people know about benzos should be only used if no other option (there are lot of other pills for epilepsy too) and it's about life and death.

It's crazy that first benzo was discovered almost 70 years ago, and the serious addictive side of benzos was publicised maybe 40 years ago, but they're still prescibed so easily like they're candy.
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