Benzodiazepine 공개
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On this podcast, we discuss the issue of iatrogenic injury due to benzodiazepine use. Iatrogenic injury is an injury due to medical treatment. In the case of benzodiazepine-related iatrogenic injury, we are discussing damage to the human central nervous system. We also discuss safe tapering methods and issues related to benzodiazepine tapering. And, we talk about benzodiazepine withdrawal, and how to get through withdrawal side effects, including anxiety, insomnia, histamine sensitivity and ...
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In this thought-provoking podcast episode, hosts Nicole and Mark delve into the intricate world of medication tapering and the challenges individuals face in managing drug dependence and addiction. Through personal experiences and expert insights, they shed light on the blurred lines between physical dependence and addiction, emphasizing the import…
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Welcome to a new episode of The Benzodiazeipine Podcast with your host, Mark Leeds, D.O. In this episode, we will be considering the fascinating and often overlooked topics of histamine sensitivity, Mast Cell Activation Syndrome (MCAS), and benzodiazepine withdrawal & BIND. Dr. Leeds will unravel the intricacies of benzodiazepine dependence, withdr…
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Welcome back to another episode of The Benzodiazepine Podcast! In today's episode, we have the pleasure of interviewing the incredible Lorraine Nilon. Join our host, Mark Leeds, D.O., as he delves into thought-provoking discussions about self-reflection, addiction recovery, and spirituality. Publishing this episode of "The Benzodiazepine Podcast" w…
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In this episode of The Benzodiazepine Podcast, host Mark Leeds, D.O., engages in a comprehensive discussion with Dr. Ladan Eshkevari, PhD, CRNA, LAc, FAAN, from Avesta Ketamine Wellness. Though the primary focus of the dialogue is not centered on benzodiazepine protracted withdrawal or benzodiazepine-induced neurological dysfunction (BIND), the dis…
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In this episode I have a very frank interview with Dr. Josef Witt-Doerring. Dr. Witt-Doerring is a psychiatrist and former FDA medical officer/pharmaceutical physician who now treats patients with drug injuries. If you're interested in what he has to say you can find out more about him over on his website WittDoerringpsychiatry.com or YouTube chann…
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This was one episode I wanted to do for a while, but due to computer problems back in September of 2021 and then both of our lives getting hectic, I’m just now getting back to doing this unbelievable story which I feel will give so many hope of a full recovery. When I interviewed Teryn in Episode 22 she talked about the other woman she met in the b…
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Virginia-based Physician Assistant Nicole's life took an unexpected turn following a severe illness caused by benzodiazepine withdrawal syndrome, leaving her unable to practice in her Urgent Care and Occupational Medicine roles. With a solid academic background, having completed her BS at James Madison University in 2000 and a Master of Physician A…
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It's been six months since we did our last podcast, so in this episode I'll talk about how the past year has gone for me, we check in with Lisa on her very slow symptom guided taper. We talk to Mellie who is fully recovered now, and we talk with Jim Thompson who we have been following with his Benzo taper now completed and his journey off of his an…
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I am excited to share with you an incredible talk with Karen Newell of Sacred Acoustics about the proven sound recordings offered by her company. These recordings are designed to relieve anxiety, promote meditation, and improve sleep, and have been effective in providing relief for patients experiencing insomnia due to protracted withdrawal from be…
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Dr. Gary Aston-Jones in the Director of the Rutgers Brain Health Institute, managing a large brain research lab with many researchers. While much of this interview is about treating addiction with a relatively new class of sleep medications, Dr. Aston-Jones acknowledges that addiction and dependence are very different, and we do discuss iatrogenic …
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Steven Reichbach, MD is a board-certified anesthesiologist who has had about 30 years of experience in working with ketamine. He has dedicated his medical practice to providing safe and effective ketamine infusion therapy to treat severe depression and pain syndromes that do not respond well to other treatments. With the recent media frenzy over ps…
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Benzo withdrawal can be a nightmare. Especially when the withdrawal process drags out for weeks, months or even years. Protracted withdrawal from benzodiazepines and other psych drugs is extremely difficult to tolerate. Laura Delano is working hard to bring people together, to support each other and to share the tools that have helped to get throug…
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Dr. Campbell has dedicated her career to helping people taper off of psych drugs that are causing harm. She is a psychiatrist who works very differently from most psychiatrists. Usually, when you visit a psychiatrist, you leave with a prescription or a handful of prescriptions. Antidepressants, anxiolytics, antipsychotics and more. Many of us have …
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Many doctors have no idea what their patients are going through when they stop taking benzodiazepines, or even during the tapering process. In fact, many doctors have no idea how to help their patients taper. They may either taper their patients too quickly, or even recommend that they stay on benzodiazepines indefinitely to avoid the issue. If doc…
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Christy Huff, M.D., is a medical doctor and a cardiologist. In recent years, she has not been practicing medicine because of the difficulties caused by protracted benzo withdrawal. For years, she suffered with multiple symptoms that made it impossible to continue working in the medical field. Today, she has dedicated her time to working with the Be…
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This is an episode I’m doing by myself addressing medical professionals to be more informed and cautious when prescribing. I list reasons people were put on benzos from a survey years back. I list books and websites for them to educate themselves and I ask them to take responsibility for their lack of knowledge and harm they have caused.…
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The film, Medicating Normal, is a groundbreaking film about the dangers of psych drugs. Doctors have become used to explaining the need for an antidepressant as being a chemical imbalance in the brain. There is no evidence to support this explanation. In fact, a recent study has determined that modern antidepressants simply do not work at all. Yet,…
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Akathisia is a movement disorder characterized by a person being unable to sit down or stop moving. They may feel a sense of inner vibration and generalized pain all over, coming from within. This side effect of benzodiazepine use and withdrawal is difficult to tolerate and live with. There are some techniques that can help, and some therapies to i…
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Melissa Bond is a narrative journalist and poet. In the years of her dependence on benzodiazepines, Melissa blogged and became a regular contributor for Mad in America. ABC World News Tonight interviewed her for a piece in January 2014. Melissa is a respected writer on the perils of over-prescribing benzodiazepines and has been featured on PBS Stor…
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Jennifer DeGuillio is a wife, mother of four and a health coach, who specializes in ketogenic living, nutrition, health and wellness. She has coached hundreds of women, who have successfully sustained a healthy lifestyle. Jennifer loves sharing knowledge and helping others. She is a passionate person who will go the extra mile and over-deliver. Whe…
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Beth is a wife, mother and a Registered Nurse who is going to school to be a nurse practitioner and will be studying Functional Medicine once she gets her NP. She also has her degree in Psychology. She will tell you her amazing story from being one of the most debilitated survivors of psychiatric drugs in the benzo communities that many thought she…
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Jennifer Swantkowski has her masters in social work from the University of Houston, a post-graduate fellowship in End of Life Care, and a PhD in Clinical Social Work from Smith College in Northampton, MA. She has worked as a family therapist at the Austen Riggs Center in Stockbridge, MA and was an adjunct professor at Boston College. She then retur…
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In our 2021 Recap Show we catch up with the same four we followed last year. Hear how Jim Thompson, Mellie, Lisa and Ken are doing one year later. I’ll also update you on a few others just so you can see the progression of healing and how life goes on after benzos. I’ll also update on myself and what transpired at our November 8th hearing at the Ma…
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Mark Stoll has been a psychotherapist and coach for over two decades integrating mindfulness centered approaches and traditional cognitive therapies into a way of life that that helps people free themselves from the prison of their minds so they can engage life and connect to matters most. No one has benefitted more from these skills than him when …
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In this episode I interview Attorney Michael Mosher who has 30 years of experience. Mr. Mosher has an extensive background in pharmacokinetics, the adverse reactions of various drugs as well as the proper administration of each psychotropic drug including anxiolytics (eg. Xanax, Ativan, Klonopin), hypnotics (Halcion, Dalmane, Restoril), stimulants …
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In today’s episode we catch up with Jim Thompson to see how his taper is going and how his group is doing during Covid. We also get an update from Lisa who is working with Dr. Gary Kracoff, check in with Ken to see how he is doing since he was prescribed a benzo during Covid, and Melli who we talked to when she was benzo free day one. Then I’ll rea…
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Kim was a married, working full time and the mother of one child at the time she was prescribed a benzodiazepine for neck pain. Within a short time she developed symptoms of tolerance and withdrawal and actually became very disabled to the point she had to return to her parents to be cared for. Listen to her story of suffering and recovery. She eve…
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Today we are doing our 30th show and I am so pleased to bring this interview with Phil Eichinger who was on Ativan and other medications for 30 years. He is not only TOTALLY recovered, but says he is healthier than ever. If you ever thought your body couldn’t heal, or you were on too long and you can’t get better, this is the story of hope you need…
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Last December I did a Surviving the Holidays Podcast and said what I did to get through each year till I was well. Try to listen to that one before this one. But this year being more stressful with Covid-19, I thought I would bring you some things I’m thankful for and some suggestions for this time of year.…
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Lisa is a MA resident who was working full-time as a software consultant and entrepreneur. She was prescribed a benzo to get a medical procedure along with Vicodin to endure the procedure. You will hear how she became deathly ill while trying to taper and worked with Dr. Gary Kracoff who turned her health around so she can now successfully finish h…
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Dr. Gary Kracoff is a registered pharmacist with a doctorate in naturopathic medicine who provides in-depth consultative services at Johnson Compounding & Wellness in Massachusetts. Gary’s guiding philosophy is to treat the person as a whole, not to chase symptoms. He focuses on finding the “why” to what is happening physically and mentally, and wo…
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Steven Wright, MD, is a residency-trained family physician with 38 years of experience. Although no longer providing direct medical care to patients he remains active in addiction medicine (board certified) now for 33 years and medical pain management for 17 years. He has a particular interest in benzodiazepines, having developed, run, and presente…
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In this podcast Garrett and I have the pleasure of interviewing Robert Whitaker who is the author of four books, and co-author of a fifth, three of which tell the history of psychiatry. In 2010, his Anatomy of an Epidemic: Magic Bullets, Psychiatric Drugs, and the Astonishing Rise of Mental Illness won the U.S. Investigative Reporters and Editors B…
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This podcast is very special and personal to me because I’m going to be speaking with one of my childhood friends, Paula. We have known each other since kindergarten, went to the same grammar school and high school. After high school she went off to Marquette University in Wisconsin where she got her Bachelors Degree. She majored in English Literat…
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In this episode, I speak Wayne Douglas who is a New Zealander living in Japan teaching English and does translation. He is currently writing his book Under the Rising Sun which will be on his website Undertherisingsun.com. He is the Founder of World Benzodiazepine Awareness Day on July 11 and frequent guest on Dr. Peter Breggin’s podcast. He is an …
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In this episode you are going to be hearing from Teryn who when she was a 19 year old girl was prescribed Paxil then later klonopin after the death of her mother. Eventually, she gets married and finishes school to become a speech therapist, and has beautiful daughter as her life is turned upside down from pharmaceutical drugs. She is unable to wor…
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In this podcast I interview Josh Fitzmaurice who was a certified public account who was misdiagnosed and in January 2017, became chronically ill after his nervous system was damaged by a prescribed benzodiazepine. He was too ill to continue his job as an accountant and had to move back home with his mother to begin his road to recovery. His life be…
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D E Foster is a former database developer, contract screenwriter, and writing instructor at the University of Colorado. For the past seven years, D has experienced an odyssey of debilitating withdrawal complications from the long-term use of clonazepam (Klonopin), a prescription benzodiazepine. Unable to continue to work in his previous professions…
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Since the COVID-19 virus started, most of us wondered how many more innocent people were going to be prescribed a benzodiazepine. An article came out stating that anti-anxiety drugs have risen 34% during this pandemic. In this episode, I interview one of those innocent patients prescribed a benzodiazepine during the pandemic. After leaving a messag…
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WARNING - In this podcast we talk to Debbie Wagner, Jonathan’s mother about his prescription of klonopin for trouble sleeping after changing shifts at work and his ultimate suicide. If you are very sensitive, PLEASE don’t listen to this podcast, but let your family members, friends, and medical professionals listen. The Wagners now have a foundatio…
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Baylissa is a psychotherapist, coach and author with two decades of experience working with people from all over the world. She is involved in helping people affected by antidepressant, tranquilliser and opiate physical dependence and withdrawal. She delivers keynote speeches on the subject, has provided awareness presentations to organizations inc…
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In this episode you will hear Gidget's story of how a prescription for Xanax after her father passed away led her to decline. Years later, a second issue arises from taking just one fluoroquinolone antibiotic. Through her suffering she moderates support groups, learns homeopathy and works with a medical doctor to interpret genetics.…
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In this episode I speak with Carmela (Mellie) Paladino. If you are still tapering and wonder how you would feel the first day you are done with a long, difficult withdrawal, this episode will help you to finish your fight to get to the other side. NJ Bill A3495 https://www.njleg.state.nj.us/2020/Bills/A3500/3495_I1.PDF Carmela"s email: melapala@opt…
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In this episode I speak with a mother who was prescribed medication instead of traditional talk therapy to deal with trauma. The prescribed mix of antidepressants and benzodiazepines turn her life upside down. She suffers years of debilitating withdrawal symptoms and is faced with a difficult decision in order to give her daughter a better life.…
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