This is the post excerpt.Read More A blog written by a victim of prescribed benzodiazepines.
I have been diagnosed by more than one consultant now as suffering from Pernicious Megobalstic Anemia since birth. I received my first B12 injection two days ago. I will not be writing any further blogs for the time being. But I will, in time, set up a new blog about the suffering the doctors at […]Read More Pernicious Anemia.
Re: What are your burning issues for 2018? http://www.bmj.com/content/360/bmj.k9/rr-9 The issue of prescribed drug dependence must surely be urgently addressed in 2018.(1) The words “first do no harm” ring very hollow to the many, many thousands of patients harmed by these drugs and the medical code of ethics is now very seriously questioned by the […]Read More Fiona’s letter published in the BMJ.
A massive thank you to ITV for what is, without doubt, the best UK news coverage we have had in recent years. The benzo community owes an enormous debt of gratitude to the relentless campaigning of Barry Haslam and the participants in this piece. Please sign the petition for an independent inquiry below https://www.change.org/p/health-select-committee-an-independent-inquiry-into-benzodiazepines Watch […]Read More ITV coverage.
All I am is a collection of symptoms. As I write this my teeth continue to cut and bore into my tongue and cheeks. A mouth full of blood is something I’ve grown used to. I feel tightness around my head like a cheesewire about to slice my brain into two like it were a […]Read More I am a bundle of symptoms. Nothing more. Benzodiazepine associated brain injury and CNS damage.
If I had received an informed picture of what these medications could do I would never have taken them. Benzodiazepine dependence has nothing to do with “cravings” or emotionally wanting to take them. Most people who have been dependent did not know that they were dependent, even in cases where suffering went on for forty […]Read More What informed consent would have meant for me.
The following link is to a video made by Lucinda to physically show he doctor what he has done to her by abruptly discontinuing her medication. It is heart wrenching. Is it not uncommon to see such pleas on Facebook and YouTube from desperate patients trying to contact their doctors after cold turkeys, deregistrations and […]Read More Lucinda tries to contact her GP. Like so many others. The horror of benzo CT.
“This is a world of suffering so horrifyingly bizarre that it defies a description sufficient for anyone else to grasp.” These links give the information I wish had been known to me and my then GP thirteen years ago. I am still searching for a video made by a carer of someone in Benzodiazepine withdrawal […]Read More The support and understanding needed for those both whilst in Benzodiazepine withdrawal and tolerance withdrawal.
Benzodiazepines are a massive violation. The expression that they are a “rape of the mind, soul and body” has been used for decades by campaigners in the UK for good reason. The disabilities can start within weeks or even days for some. Personality changes occur and the body starts exhibiting side effects seldom attributed to […]Read More Benzodiazepine Associated Disability. Similarities with childhood trauma survival.
What getting a new GP involves. Standing up from bed. I am physically very weak. My body has been through an ordeal for many years now. When I try and walk my strength comes and goes. When I try and walk the floor feels as though it’s falling away from me. The room feels as […]Read More Benzo victim with no GP. De-registrations are common for those suffering benzo side effects.