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[Buddie]

List of abbreviations and lingo used on forum
« on: September 15, 2015, 09:43:14 pm »
This list isn't complete yet and still a work in progress . But it would be handy for new members to have all the lingo used here on bb together. I read a post about it and see iit on the boards often too, when new members ask what certain words mean.
Please feel free to add or comment. And I'll modify/ update this original post as/ if comments come in.
I've not included doctor speak, as that usually isn't used by members and there is a separate sticky for that already. But it could be added, too. Anything can be added or changed .
As I said, I'm still working on it so many definitions have not been given yet. But I had to post it in order to save.

A
Acute withdrawal =
A = Ativan/ lorazepam

B
Benzobelly = A variation of lower abdomen symptoms , such as bloating, cramps, tightness and gas
Bp = blood pressure

C
CBT = Cognitive  Behavioral Therapy
CNS = Central Nervous System
c/o   = crossover ( for example, a crossover from a short acting benzodiazepine , such as Xanax or   
           Lorazapam, to a longer  acting one, such as Valium)           
Cog fog = Cogntive Fog,  Clouding of consciousness, also known as mental fog or brain fog.
c/t   =  cold turkey ( the abrupt cessation of substance dependence and the resulting unpleasant and
           potentially dangerous experience , as opposed to gradually easing the process through
           reduction over time )
         

D
d/c  =discontinue
DP   =depersonalization ( a state in which someone's thoughts and feelings seem unreal or not to
          belong to oneself or out which one loses sense of identity )
DR   =derealization ( a feeling that one's surroundings aren't real)
dx    =diagnosis

E

F

G
GI = gastro intestinal


H
Hr  = heart rate
HS = At bedtime
hx  =history

I
Iatrogenic = relating to illness caused by medical examination or treatment
IMO  = In My Opinion

J
Jump = time after the last dose of your benzo. " Jumping off" is being done with your taper .

K
Kindling = refers to the neurological condition which results from repeated withdrawal episodes from     
                sedative - hypnotic drugs such as alcohol or benzodiazepines . each withdrawal leads to
                More severe withdrawal symptoms Thant he previous withdrawal syndrome


K = Klonopin / clonazepam

L

M

N
Np= Nurse practitioner

O

P
PCG   = Primary Caregiver
P-doc = Prescribing doctor
PCP   = Primary Care Physician
PM     = Personal message / Private message
PRN   =as needed ( Pro Re Nata/ as necessary )


Q

R
rx  = prescribe

S
script  = prescription
Sticky  = a pinned post at the top of a page
sx   = symptom

T
tx  =treatment

U

V
V= Valium / diazepam

W
Waves = A period of increased symptoms. They can wax and wane
Windows = A period of decreased  symptoms. A window/ opening of normalcy . During a taper,
                people can be in a window or a wave.
w/d  =withdrawal

X
x = Xanax / Alprazolam

Y

Z
Z-drugs = a group of non- benzodiazepine drugs with effects similar to benzodiazepines , most of
                which names start with the letter Z and are prescribed in the treatment of insomnia

 


Still to add :
Titration
Mt ( micro taper )
Cut and hold
Tolerance




« Last Edit: September 16, 2015, 12:17:05 am by [Buddie] »
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[Buddie]

Re: List of abbreviations and lingo used on forum
« Reply #1 on: March 29, 2018, 02:35:16 am »
Hi [...] -

Can you please tell me what ME stands for?  It's used often with CFS (Chronic Fatigue Syndrome).

Thank you,
Angel
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[Buddie]

Re: List of abbreviations and lingo used on forum
« Reply #2 on: July 12, 2018, 04:08:04 am »
Isnít pdoc = psychiatric doctor
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Re: List of abbreviations and lingo used on forum
« Reply #3 on: July 18, 2018, 03:05:51 am »
Can you please tell me what STV stands for ?
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Re: List of abbreviations and lingo used on forum
« Reply #4 on: August 15, 2018, 06:04:03 pm »
what does "bump" mean ?
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Re: List of abbreviations and lingo used on forum
« Reply #5 on: August 16, 2018, 02:49:33 am »
Bump means  youíre pushing this thread back up to the top of the queue, I believe
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Re: List of abbreviations and lingo used on forum
« Reply #6 on: March 26, 2019, 12:38:29 am »
This list isn't complete yet and still a work in progress . But it would be handy for new members to have all the lingo used here on bb together. I read a post about it and see iit on the boards often too, when new members ask what certain words mean.
Please feel free to add or comment. And I'll modify/ update this original post as/ if comments come in.
I've not included doctor speak, as that usually isn't used by members and there is a separate sticky for that already. But it could be added, too. Anything can be added or changed .
As I said, I'm still working on it so many definitions have not been given yet. But I had to post it in order to save.

A
Acute withdrawal =
A = Ativan/ lorazepam

B
Benzobelly = A variation of lower abdomen symptoms , such as bloating, cramps, tightness and gas
Bp = blood pressure

C
CBT = Cognitive  Behavioral Therapy
CNS = Central Nervous System
c/o   = crossover ( for example, a crossover from a short acting benzodiazepine , such as Xanax or   
           Lorazapam, to a longer  acting one, such as Valium)           
Cog fog = Cogntive Fog,  Clouding of consciousness, also known as mental fog or brain fog.
c/t   =  cold turkey ( the abrupt cessation of substance dependence and the resulting unpleasant and
           potentially dangerous experience , as opposed to gradually easing the process through
           reduction over time )
         

D
d/c  =discontinue
DP   =depersonalization ( a state in which someone's thoughts and feelings seem unreal or not to
          belong to oneself or out which one loses sense of identity )
DR   =derealization ( a feeling that one's surroundings aren't real)
dx    =diagnosis

E

F

G
GI = gastro intestinal


H
Hr  = heart rate
HS = At bedtime
hx  =history

I
Iatrogenic = relating to illness caused by medical examination or treatment
IMO  = In My Opinion

J
Jump = time after the last dose of your benzo. " Jumping off" is being done with your taper .

K
Kindling = refers to the neurological condition which results from repeated withdrawal episodes from     
                sedative - hypnotic drugs such as alcohol or benzodiazepines . each withdrawal leads to
                More severe withdrawal symptoms Thant he previous withdrawal syndrome


K = Klonopin / clonazepam

L

M

N
Np= Nurse practitioner

O

P
PCG   = Primary Caregiver
P-doc = Prescribing doctor
PCP   = Primary Care Physician
PM     = Personal message / Private message
PRN   =as needed ( Pro Re Nata/ as necessary )


Q

R
rx  = prescribe

S
script  = prescription
Sticky  = a pinned post at the top of a page
sx   = symptom

T
tx  =treatment

U

V
V= Valium / diazepam

W
Waves = A period of increased symptoms. They can wax and wane
Windows = A period of decreased  symptoms. A window/ opening of normalcy . During a taper,
                people can be in a window or a wave.
w/d  =withdrawal

X
x = Xanax / Alprazolam

Y

Z
Z-drugs = a group of non- benzodiazepine drugs with effects similar to benzodiazepines , most of
                which names start with the letter Z and are prescribed in the treatment of insomnia

 


Still to add :
Titration
Mt ( micro taper )
Cut and hold
Tolerance


what does: " DLMT " mean?
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[Buddie]

Re: List of abbreviations and lingo used on forum
« Reply #7 on: April 11, 2019, 03:03:40 pm »
Hi [...] -

Can you please tell me what ME stands for?  It's used often with CFS (Chronic Fatigue Syndrome).

Thank you,
Angel
Hi Angel,

It is an abbrevation of myalgic encephalomyelitis and has the same meaning as CFS.

Chronic fatigue syndrome (CFS), also referred to as myalgic encephalomyelitis (ME), is a medical condition characterized by long-term fatigue and other persistent symptoms that limit a person's ability to carry out ordinary daily activities.[3][9]

https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Chronic_fatigue_syndrome



 
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[Buddie]

Re: List of abbreviations and lingo used on forum
« Reply #8 on: April 11, 2019, 03:07:01 pm »

what does: " DLMT " mean?

It means Daily Liquid Micro Taper.
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[Buddie]

Re: List of abbreviations and lingo used on forum
« Reply #9 on: July 30, 2019, 11:03:38 am »
Hi [...] -

Can you please tell me what ME stands for?  It's used often with CFS (Chronic Fatigue Syndrome).

Thank you,
Angel

ME stands for myalgic encephalomyelitis, which is a fancy way of saying chronic fatigue syndrome. ME is used commonly in the UK (which stands for United Kingdom) & probably other countries as well. CFS is the acronym of choice in the US (which stands for...............oh never mind).
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