Benzodiazapines

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In the brain there are a lot of metals. The most natural guess is, that they will have tasks. For some prominent metals some tasks are known, for zinc e.g.

So, if one wants to change the actions in the brain, it might be helpful to replace the metals.
Really interesting take ..... thanks for sharing it. It makes sense, tho I agree it may not work for everyone.

Still, with this pissy little illness, the more ways you have to go at it, the better your odds. I think.
 

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@YippeeKi YOW !! I think so too. In my case it´s the second great help on top of a (slow) reverse.
Yes, this illness is little and pissy indeed, though has up-scaled wiliness in reaching everywhere.
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But also a WARNING, the approach of changing the concrete placement of metals under good circumstances implies that it could help detrimental circumstances to settle down in the brain simirarily.
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I have googled for GABA and have found:
GABA receptor-channel complex as a target for Hg, Cu, Zn and lanthanides Narahashi et al 1994
 
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Did anyone see Doctor Ron Davies at the Emerge conference. Someone asked him why ativan(valium) helped Whitney tolerate the journey to hospital when otherwise it would be impossible. Frustratingly, even tho, the question was asked twice, Dr Ron couldn't hear him. I have the same experience as some posters here, feel better when i take benzos. I have just started on amitryptaline and it has also improved my pain and functionality. I wonder what the mechanism of action is.
 

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@YippeeKi YOW !! Thanks, yea i already read your magnesium solution to the anxiety problem. That's the next thing i planned to try if the current supplements don't solve it.

Been off lamotrigine since sunday. started to get rebound effects but it's not too bad so far, compared to when i try and come off prozac anyway.

i've found the withdrawl effects from prozac impossible to tolerate (brain zaps, jerking all down left hand side of body, anxiety). So i just stay on 20mg every second day. that seems to work better for me than 20mg every day.

Once i'm over the lamotrigine totally, i'll try reduce xanax to 0.5mg and see how that goes.

A question i have for anyone here with experience on this. Somtimes, rarely i take Zopliclone if i can't sleep. should that fulfil the need for xanax if i am addicted or would that have no effect on it?
 

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Good luck, and please post back here and let us know how you're doing. I'm genuinely concerned, as I know the other posters are.
I switched from 1mg to 0.5 mg of xanax every 2 days. Been doing that for a couple of weeks i think.

I feel quite shitty on day 2 before i take the xanax. I used to think i just felt worse because i didn't have xanax for sleep the night before, but now i think it is withdrawl.

Next I'm going to try to draw it out longer before i take it, like geraldt52 suggested.
 
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Somtimes, rarely i take Zopliclone if i can't sleep. should that fulfil the need for xanax if i am addicted or would that have no effect on it?
Sorry that this one slipped by me til now.

First, no, I dont think the Zopiclon would have ny effect, either positive or negative, on your body's need for Xanax. It's an hypnotic, used for sleep, and is NOT a benzo. Its a cyclopyrrolone. So no particular help there, except for the imprtant function of sleep.

Second, you're not an addict. Your body has become habituated to the Xanax, and now needs more of it to feel balanced. And then it'll need more, and more and..... etc.

You ARE habituated to the Xanax, and you're currently in tolerance withdrawal, which is when Drs inevitably prescribe higher and higher doses which will work until your body adjusts to them, then the whole crappy thing starts over.

The best way to deal with this is to transfer to Valium (diazepam, the generic, is cheaper), and then starte cutting your dose of diazepam VERY VERY slowly over a VERY long period, which will give your brain time to adjust to lower and lower levels, and produce the least turbulence.

Thank you so much for staying in touch re this. I've been wndering how you're doing. This is a very tough battle. I'm here for you whenever you need me.