Our Mailbag: Muscles, Tapering, and Lawsuits
Updated: Mar 21
Do you have questions about benzos? About withdrawal? About how fast you should taper? Or if your exercise is making things worse? Wonder if you can sue? Or do you just want some tips on managing your fear? Either way, this is the episode for you.
In today’s episode, we open our mailbag for questions, comments, and feedback from you the listener. You are the heart of this podcast, and our best episodes are the ones where I can share your concerns and insights. I also share some successes and struggles from my week in the mountains and announce our upcoming interview. I hope you enjoy it.
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00:00 INTRODUCTION 09:37 MAILBAG Intro 11:28 Flumazenil Correction 15:26 How Fast Should I Taper? 22:22 Addiction, Dependence, and Fear 25:38 When Can People Sue? 29:58 Exercise and Muscle Symptoms 33:45 Managing the Fear 41:12 MOMENT OF PEACE
The following resource links are provided as a courtesy to our listeners. They do not constitute an endorsement by Easing Anxiety of the resource or any recommendations or advice provided therein.
Ashton, C. Heather. “Benzodiazepines: How They Work and How to Withdraw (aka The Ashton Manual).” 2002. Accessed April 13, 2016. http://www.benzo.org.uk/manual.
Foster, D E. “Benzo Free: The World of Anti-Anxiety Drugs and the Reality of Withdrawal.” Erie, CO: Denim Mountain Press, 2018. https://easinganxiety.com/book.
King, M.B. “Is There Still a Role for Benzodiazepines in General Practice?” British Journal of General Practice 42 (358): 202–5. Accessed March 6, 2017. PMC 1372025. https://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pmc/articles/PMC1372025/pdf/brjgenprac00056-0028.pdf.
Waters, Jo, “Why Are 250,000 Lives Still Being Ruined by Mother’s Little Helpers? Doctors Finally Admit Too Many Patients Are Hooked on Tranquilisers.” Daily Mail. November 7, 2016. Accessed December 22, 2016, http://www.dailymail.co.uk/health/article-3915114/Why-250-000-lives-ruined-mother-s-little-helpers-Doctors-finally-admit-patients-hooked-tranquilisers.html#.
White, Caroline. “Be Careful When Prescribing Benzodiazepines, Doctors Warned.” OnMedica. October 26, 2016. Accessed October 26, 2016. http://www.onmedica.com/newsArticle.aspx?id=bc9d74e2-4bd2-4792-b1d3-e154f4fe4bb5.
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