Posts Tagged "benzodiacepine"

Benzodiacepine overdose

Posted by in Adverse effects, Doctor X files

  Can an overdose on xanax slow down the breathing to 6 breaths per minute? (I thought that was a symptom of opiate overdose?) and if xanax does slow down breathing this much, is this considered dangerous?   Although bradypnea (decreased respiratory rate) is more typical of opiate overdose, it is a possible symptom of benzos overdose. Opiate overdose can kill a person by respiratory depression, this is very unlikely overdosing benzos.

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Using benzodiacepines for a “bad trip”

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  Is it a good idea to stop a bad trip on mushroom or LSD with benzo’s (I have Xanax and Valium)?   If symptoms of a bad trip are mild it is possible to manage them using simply psychological measures (talking quietly to the person, remember him/her that he is under the effect of a drug, that he is not going to be crazy forever, offer some physical contact, try to alleviate hallucinations…). If symptoms are very severe (extreme anxiety, paranoid ideas, aggresivity) it is possible to use any benzo or even some neuroleptics (there are some experiences with haloperidol, olanzapine...

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Benzodiacepine overdose

Posted by in Doctor X files, Pattern of use

  How bad is it that I do a looooootttttttt of benzos?   I don´t know what you exactly mean with doing “a looooootttttttt” of benzos. If “”a looooootttttttt” means a very high dosage, intoxication of benzos can lead to heavy sleep, even coma. If “a looooootttttttt” means “with high frequency” common adverse effects of benzos include drowsiness, amnesia, tolerance and dependence. In general, doing “a looooootttttttt” of almost everything is bad for...

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Benzodiacepines, antipsychotics and GHB/GBL interactions

Posted by in Doctor X files, Drug interactions

  My question concerns GBL/GHB and using prescription drugs. I use a (Seroxat or Optibar are the brand names.) SSRI 40mg in the morning and Seroquel 300mg in the evening for mental illnesses. Very randomly I use klonazepam 2mg in the evening to relax. I know this is dodgy, using drugs while using depression/anxiety medication, but this is my situation. The question is, if/when I make GHB from GBL and start using it, does it interfere with SSRI, Seroquel or random benzos? Or do I even make bigger risks with this combination and I shouldn’t use it at all? In any case I will use proper...

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Benzodiacepine detoxification

Posted by in Detoxification, Doctor X files

  What is the best and least harmful way to come down from benzo depdence without rehab or detox? Say the person has been taking for about 2 weeks now, more than 4mg a day. Thank you for the info.     The best strategy is planning a gradual discontinuation schedule in 6-12 weeks. It is possible to reduce your  withdrawal symptoms by tapering the drug in small increments over a long period of time, letting your body adjust to each taper before tapering down again and not dropping off completely until you are down to a minimal dosage. Sometimes it is necessary a transition to other...

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