1. Sandra Villarreal Sandra Villarreal United States says:

    Cynthia, I hope your doing much better now. Our mental healthcare field is so ignorant, and negligent of our suffering from the drugs they prescribe to us. My drug counselor told me that because I was on such a low dose of Klonopin, but I'd also been on it for 10 years, that it would be 'just fine' to 'cold turkey' so I did! This withdrawal took my mind places I never knew existed. I lived in sheer terror and psychosis with hallucinations, pounding heart palpitations, excruciating headaches (felt like my head was in a vise), nightmares, it induced every mental disorder listed in the DSM especially schizophrenia, paranoia, anxiety so high I never knew the mind could tolerate (which I prayed for a gun every moment), insomnia up to 5 days at a time, my mind had completely shut down it was overloaded. I ended up in the psych unit and the Emergency Room after day 5 of no sleep and my entire body started shaking uncontrollably, my bladder quit working so I developed UTI, ungodly panic, I was not able to relate to reality at all. And after I survived going through all this while home, alone, my mental Healthcare workers never believed what I had experienced. You know, enough is enough! I have learned that going to a psychiatrist for anything is one of the most dangerous things a person can ever do. And when we suffer from withdrawals that they gave up they ignore, and deny instead blaming the patient, once again, that's it's our own mental illness surfacing. This is a travesty that his happens in America and all over the world when they know. These drugs have been around for 50 years but they instead prescribe us addicting drugs and we are left to find a way to get off them. May god bless you Cynthia, I'm happy to see you were one of those that survived their withdrawals.

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