Author Topic: Why do Drs. not believe in withdrawal symptoms?  (Read 395 times)

[Buddie]

Re: Why do Drs. not believe in withdrawal symptoms?
« Reply #10 on: May 20, 2022, 02:26:27 am »
I meant to say 4 years instead of 20.
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[Buddie]

Re: Why do Drs. not believe in withdrawal symptoms?
« Reply #11 on: May 20, 2022, 08:04:50 am »
They said cold Turkey ?!? Wow . That’s when you just find a new doc.

There should be compassionate understanding people out there . My last doc seemed to have some grasp atleast ..

She is younger and maybe a bit more cutting edge. She knew it would be lengthy. She even had the idea to use a drug I can’t recall for the life of me , I believe was a anti seizure / schizophrenia drug that quite literally slows down your neurons…

She was like . Sleeps going to be very difficult . We need to sedate you and keep you in a sedated state.

Soooo logical … I ended up passing on the drug because the side effects were scary sounding and at the time taking something like that didn’t make sense …

But after my 10 day cold Turkey attempt .. that med would have worked wonders . My body was begging to be slowed back down some way …

Idk if that makes sense..

Btw I’ll look for the script and post it when I find for those curious .

Point being she is compassionate and I just contacted her back to let her know my cold Turkey atempt was horrible . I hope she’s open to the Xanax to Valium sub ….

I hope she supports me quitting at my own pace ..

Wish me luck .
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[Buddie]

Re: Why do Drs. not believe in withdrawal symptoms?
« Reply #12 on: May 20, 2022, 05:36:53 pm »
I'm already on my second Dr. I think she just doesn't understand how benzo withdrawal works.It is so hard to find a Dr. that does. It seems to me that they believe that Benzo withdrawal is the same as painkiller withdrawal, which I have read only lasts for 10 days, not even sure if that is true though. These Dr. are obviously being taught and told that the withdrawal from benzos are easy, and I am sure the Pharma companies are behind that. What bothers me is the fact that she is not taking  my withdrawals seriously and telling me it is in my head.  I have such severe muscle ligament and tendon pain and I cannot even move my left arm. I cannot for the life of me see how that can possibly be in my head... ??? I also get bad akathisia every time I reduce my dose... I also cannot see how that could be in my head....I'm just going to try to stick it out with her until I am off of this poison  and hopefully she doesn't just cut me off....UGH....
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[Buddie]

Re: Why do Drs. not believe in withdrawal symptoms?
« Reply #13 on: May 20, 2022, 07:51:38 pm »
Agree Drs are liked trained sheep...whatever the medical literature about withdrawal says and that's it. They wouldn't dream of entering the real world and go on a forum and look at real withdrawal stories.
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[Buddie]

Re: Why do Drs. not believe in withdrawal symptoms?
« Reply #14 on: May 21, 2022, 09:48:17 am »
Yes [...], I agree they should have to go through it..... It is kind of hard to believe if you have never gone through it, but I would           hope that they would  try to listen to their patients. Instead they act like it is all in our heads....My Dr. keeps telling me that if I cold turkey I will be fine in 1 week... She also said I could go into detox for 1 week and be fine when I get out.... I really do not know what these Drs. consider fine but I absolutely know I would not be fine...
Its because of the studies and thus there general understanding of medication.
  benzo withdrawal hasn't made it through the roots of these studies yet. they think they know enough to tell you x or y based on their studies.
Also a lot of the symptoms from benzo withdrawal has overlap with burnout symptoms, MS, Lyme, anxiety, Immume system based illnesses etc that it becomes hard to spot for them.

Its quite dumb that this is still within the doctors realm of ignorance when you look to these educated people to help you.
The only thing they learned from the sidelines is that it is very addictive and need to take it slow their idea of slow is 25% cuts)
Very addictive rises the question what defines addiction. to me addiction always holds a mental aspect of not mentally being able to do without.
I disgust these benzo pills and would want to quit right here and now but thats not how it works. its a pure physical addiction if we where to call it that.
If you ask me the word addiction has a different load in people.

Now if there be invested in research for benzo withdrawal or come to light like now with the internet. i.e. benzoreform.org
It would eventually reach the new study sources and it would eventually be corrected.
In the meanwhile try to get a doctor who has the heart on the right place and time to be open so you can direct them towards the website above for new information.


Sorry I had to type this fast. gotto go2 work.
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[Buddie]

Re: Why do Drs. not believe in withdrawal symptoms?
« Reply #15 on: May 21, 2022, 10:13:56 am »
Someone can never comprehend something they have not experienced themselves, even medical professionals.  This explains the difference between sympathy and empathy:  'sympathy' is when you share the feelings of another; 'empathy' is when you understand the feelings of another but do not necessarily share them.
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[Buddie]

Re: Why do Drs. not believe in withdrawal symptoms?
« Reply #16 on: May 21, 2022, 12:04:28 pm »
I think its the othet way around [...]
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[Buddie]

Re: Why do Drs. not believe in withdrawal symptoms?
« Reply #17 on: May 22, 2022, 07:47:42 am »
I always find the "it's all in your head" remark amusing, because technically it's correct. It is in the head... that's the problem.
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[Buddie]

Re: Why do Drs. not believe in withdrawal symptoms?
« Reply #18 on: May 26, 2022, 12:28:31 am »
I always find the "it's all in your head" remark amusing, because technically it's correct. It is in the head... that's the problem.
yeah what is between your ears is quite impressive doctors still today dont understand 45% of it yet dare to claim a lot out of ignorance or lack of available information and guidelines to study from.
Brain is the humans most powerful weapon and most complex organ.

I dont understand why these matters arent approached with more care by the lack of knowledge vs knowledge.
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