Wednesday, August 10, 2022

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  • Benzo withdrawal was by far the hardest thing I have ever done in my life. My benzo-withdrawal symptoms included severe anxiety, akathisia, depression, severe insomnia, and a litany of other symptoms. This went on for 2 years. In my experience benzos are not life-saving, they are life-destroying.

    Your article focuses on how horrific SSRI withdrawal can be. I accept that is true. However, it is really unproductive to get into a “which is worse” sort of argument, which you invite by recommending patients go on benzos to deal with SSRI withdrawal.

    When people go to doctors for benzo withdrawal, doctors often put them on SSRI’s. Now you’re saying you want to put people on benzos to treat SSRI withdrawal. This is insanity. “You’ve got a problem? Great, I’ll give you another one.”

    Sorry, your shout-out is not getting agreement from *this* member of the benzo-support community.