Bead Counting Tapering - New To Me So All Advice Welcome!
Posted 07 April 2019 - 08:15 AM
Day three and I can’t get any kip on the split 20mg dose. Will have to resort to Valium
Hope you’re enjoying a peaceful Sunday, fishinghat
Posted 07 April 2019 - 09:42 AM
Hospital is 20 miles away and there would be huge queues to be seen! I am trying to get past this on my own.
I am not surprised it has occurred after 2 hospital visits, 1 doctor visit, 2 blood tests and 3 sleepless nights all in the space of a week. It was inevitable.
Thank you for your concern NM...
Posted 07 April 2019 - 10:11 AM
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Posted 07 April 2019 - 10:23 AM
Posted 07 April 2019 - 10:23 AM
Thank you NM. The prescription is at the Doc's so I can collect tomorrow, but hoping things will have calmed down a bit by then.
Indeed benzos are addictive and really wouldn't want to be one to try a withdrawal from them. Aside from the hospital visits, I barely touch the stuff, but when the wife runs out, she uses my supply rather than sorting her own prescription.. grrrrr.
Posted 07 April 2019 - 10:25 AM
I don’t want to see any member of the mental health profession again to be honest. Not the most helpful bunch here in the UK.
Don't get me started. My thread is littered with issues because of the mental health team here in the UK. The even took my duloxetine beads away from me to get me to quit cold turkey from 10mg. Angry doesn't even come close.
Posted 07 April 2019 - 11:14 AM
I don't understand why they are so bad on a national scale. I thought it was just my area until I spoke to others and saw the reviews.
I have calmed a little - around 40% I'd say. Just very sensitised nerves. Just like with noise when there is the smallest thing that will set you off, but for me it is my body and I can't put earplugs in to ignore that!!
Posted 07 April 2019 - 11:20 AM
Mental health services are dreadful uk wide. Because it’s NHS, you have no choice who you see, unlike private medicine. They know they can fob you off with all manner of inhuman treatment and get away with it. Ask to see someone else, and you’re flagged as ‘trouble’ straight away. Wouldn’t happen if your payment to them was direct rather than through taxation. Direct payment requires respect from the recipient and some effort!
Posted 07 April 2019 - 11:31 AM
I was flagged straight away as the first doctor I saw told me to go cold turkey off the Dulox, and I was telling him I didn't want to. He told me the reason for my seizures was because I had not quite them, whereas I was trying to show him the PIL which clearly states that seizures are a part of withdrawal. This led to my beads being taken, so I made a complaint through PALS. After that I have been treated like a piece of sh*t. But from what I gather, that wouldn't have made much of a difference to the treatment I have been given.
breathe... 2, 3, 4
Posted 07 April 2019 - 12:16 PM
Posted 07 April 2019 - 02:06 PM
I'm not surprised! The p-docs over there sound so much better.
As NM said, if the NHS weren't paying those over here, it would be a different ball game.
My great uncle was a doctor when the NHS was set up and he said all those years ago, "mark my words, the NHS will never work". He was right, It never has and it is only a matter of time before it becomes privitised.
Posted 10 April 2019 - 07:08 AM
Glad you got your prescription ok IUN and hope everyone is well and having some peace and quiet
Posted 10 April 2019 - 07:41 AM
Hi NM - sorry to hear that you are enduring issues with your neighbour - such bad luck that your bedroom joins onto the kitchen. I have upstairs neighbours that walk in shoes and have hardwood floors. Fortunately they are not there too often, but when they are, my goodness!
Regarding the earplugs, my wife has found Moldex to be very useful;
The contour ones are much more comfortable. You squash them between your fingers, put them in your ear and they expand. They might feel odd for the first couple of nights, but you do get used to them. I would also advise changing to a new pair every couple of weeks to avoid infection in the ear. Keep them in a little box or jar when not in use. Do not wash them as they soak the water up and loose their expanding properties!
If you are desperate for sleep tonight, find a motorbike shop locally - they will have some as bikers use Moldex all the time to keep the noise of their bikes down.
Posted 10 April 2019 - 09:25 AM
Good suggestion with the blankets. Most noise insulation only works "the kitchen" side as it needs to absorb the sound before it reaches the wall. When it reaches the wall, the noise has already been created, so you need to absorb a different kind of frequency the bedroom side which takes a completely different material.
Best solution is to speak to your neighbour, but I know that is not an easy option. My continued sympathies.
Posted 10 April 2019 - 09:57 AM
Posted 10 April 2019 - 02:16 PM
Yeah - come join me down in the South! You'll start to speak too fast and complain about the immigration a lot more
I am sure the plugs will work well for you for now. When you get them, roll each plug into a long thin sausage shape and push carefully into ear canal. If you have odd shape canals like me, you can pull the ear lobe to help ease them in place.
Oh, and make sure you leave enough foam to pull them out again
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