Many of the population don't know they're on addictive benzodiazepines supply

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in general people trust their Doctors. Why I ask? I have heard so many stories of people who have mysteriously become ill, not knowing why? Usually diagnosed with another illness, prescribed a different medication and so the merry go round starts. This has to stop! One person a plasterer put his back out. He went to his GP who cured him with one tablet. These are magic he said and I'm going to keep taking them. 10 mg diazepam two weeks supply prescribed . I knew this person, his sister a nurse had to wrestle them from him. It was impossible to speak to him that day he was on another planet. He didn't know the name of them and had not been told what they were, side effects or the addiction possibility.

commonly known as Valium how would anyone link it to Diazepam, the same drug with two names? This is just one drug and there are so many! I feel a post should be in order here listing all benzodiazepines, their half life also withdrawal including possible symptoms and not least All Z drugs particularly Zopiclone and the fact they are all addictive! If ther is a link on here I'll post it! Something has to be done. I put a post up yesterday in anger really as someone dear to me is really going through the mill. More information must be made public.

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    You are so right these drugs are very dangerous and so widely given out here in the US they are a money making machine for those Drs who have no scruples.What happened to first do no harm?
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      You are living in the past Carol. I posed this question to a psychiatrist several years ago. I was informed the hypocratic Oath is not obligatory and seldom used! Speaks volumes do you think?
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      I read in a book I had but lent out to someone it was titled: The  biggest mistakes of the 20th Century, the first one in the book was.....yes you've guessed it was diazepam or Valium, can't remember which? It doesn't matter they're all the same addictive more money for prescribers.

      on reflection years ago a doctor was called out in the evening so some time ago! ( doctors don't work evenings now) maybe they've made enough money in the day?  This doctor came in but didn't know what was wrong There's a surprise! I was astounded. He brought in 2 carrier bags of samples and asked the patient what they would like?

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      Oh I can go to my pill doc and get anything I ask for.My favorite is when you go in with an infection and they ask what antibiotic do you want?
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      Well why don't we look what research there has thrown up!  We'll all probably be immune to antibiotics in the future. So they're restricting them!! Soooo why don't they restrict benzodiazepines and Z drugs to NO new patients prescribed them! Then not cut people off abruptly!! Or they could go to your new pill doc then I suppose.

       

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      oh and do they ask what colour you'd like as some people are allergic to. colours especially yellow 
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    I totally agree with you. X
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    Dear BS8,

    I am staggered that the GP gave the plasterer diazepam at all, bearing in mind its adictive properties, and that the patient was started on 10 mg tablets, too. It is usually difficult to wrest any benzos from GPs nowadays (for good reason). Many surgeries have a 'No Benzodiazepines Prescribed Here' policy, which is laudable.

    Now this man, this plasterer, has unwittingly joined the community of people who are addicted to these things. Some people become addicted very, very quickly and other people seem to miss out completely on the addiction path. I wonder what it is in some of us that gets us hooked so quickly? I think there must be a biological reason. Anyway, he needs to stop, right now, and he also doesn't need to know about all the websites where these meds can be bought without prescription (one of my downfalls.)

    I have finally, after forty years, gone for help to the local drug addiction help centre and they are clear about one thing - don't expect your GP to know how to get you off benzos or Zs because it is a complex process, and experts must see you very frequently, and take the precribing out of your GPs hands. I'm down to 30 mg a day, which for me is a miracle. We will reduce this by 2 mg a week for a month until we get to zero. I can't wait. I mean that.

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      Hello

      That is far too quick, have a look at carols posts ( on this thread) and some others of mine. I'm sending you a link don't drop that fast. Msg me tomorrow I have more time.

      The plasterer took one tablet and we managed to get the rest. He still loves the feeling he had on just one pill! So  2  - 4 weeks seems illogical to me! 

      where are you based? 

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      2mg decrease every 28 days isn't too quick at all. And if I don't feel i can cope with a decrease i only have to say so. At this rate it'll take me about fourteen - fifteen months. Bear in mind that I was taking 300 mg diazepam a day at one point, with as many zopiclone that i could afford added in. I have such a high tolerance to these things that you truly wouldn't have noticed by my actions of words that i had that ludicrous amount of diazepam in my system. That is really scary.
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