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There has been a lot of talk about coming off benzodiazepanes. My story is, I am now 61 ,at the age of 5 when I started to school I developed a stutter.the Dr prescribed Valium. The stutter got worse,they took me off Valium and put me on something else. This went on for 20 years,all through my childhood and adolescence,I was in fact in and out of drug withdrawal. Labeled anxious,when in fact I never really got to know who I was. I was on Valium,Motival,Librium,and they are just the ones I remember. When I got pregnant I just stopped taking them...don't think I've ever been right since.
i can't blame anyone,as no one knew about withdrawal and addiction then.
but I feel hurt and angry about how over the years it's been dismissed or forgotten. Am I right to bring this up with my new Dr? They don't read records that far back. Or will this just cause another one to treat me as if I'm neurotic? I have not felt well for years. Yes,I'm anxious. But could it have screwed up my body? Is this a reasonable thing to believe?
opinions gratefully received. Thank you.
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