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  1. https://dreem.com/en anyone tried this product? 500.00 but they give you your money back if your not satisfied. They expect yo7 to use it for 30 nights before giving up. Ted talks have been featuring this new technology. Apparently sound waves can resonate with and influence our brain waves. This product, with some good clinical research behind it promises to improve slow wave sleep which is the most restorarive form. II am I am planning to purchase the headband. The cost is high but if I can have better sleep it will be worth it.
  2. https://dreem.com/en anyone tried this product? 500.00 but they give you your money back if your not satisfied. They expect yo7 to use it for 30 nights before giving up. Ted talks have been featuring this new technology. Apparently sound waves can resonate with and influence our brain waves. This product, with some good clinical research behind it promises to improve slow wave sleep which is the most restorarive form. II am I am planning to purchase the headband. The cost is high but if I can have better sleep it will be worth it.
  3. I just hope something works for you. Have you considered the wholistic notion? I mean all these drugs just seem to be really messing you up.
  4. https://www.bmj.com/content/352/bmj.i90 Without a doubt one of the best studies on this matter ever done. They worked very hard to get to the con founders and eliminate them something other studies have not done. The study was published by BMJ and they are very particular. The results show little to no association with Alzheimer’s or dementia. I’ll place my bets with this very well done prospective study with extensive follow up and testing.
  5. http://nymag.com/news/features/xanax-2012-3/index1.html a magazine article that was fun to read about benzos with a focus on xanax
  6. I agree with Melissa. They are wonder drugs! Just don't abuse them and you will be fine. I have taken them for decades-never a problem.
  7. Hi Sook, I have used for decades three benzos. Klonopin lorazepam and Xanax .they all work well for anxiety in my case. Xanax gives a bit of a mood boost and that is why it can be sold as a street drug, but it is very tricky and sneaky. I am always careful not to quit it suddenly. Klonopin is a great benzo for long term use and easier to get off of. If I had to pick only one it would definitely be klonipin cause it's the least problematic coming off and even while your on it you get no breakthroughs. Ativan works best for sleep me thinks and it is prescribed for sleep, but it can be used for straight anxiety and it does the job for me, really it has no downsides for me. Benzos overall are miraculous in my humble opinion! ITS THE PEOPLE WHO ABUSE THEM THAT GIVE BENZOS A BAD NAME. Taken responsibly they are fabulous and ease a lot of unnecccesary suffering
  8. confounding? Yes here is yet another example from another country showing very clearly why poorly done research makes benzos look bad. Neutel CI1, Johansen HL. Author information Abstract PURPOSE: Many research studies have found associations between benzodiazepines and/or z-hypnotics (BZZ) and increasing mortality, leading to a discussion about causation or confounding. This study suggests a factor that could produce this association through confounding. METHODS: The Norwegian population in 2010 supplied 8862 deaths ages 41-80 and 898,289 controls. Index dates were added to control records which corresponded to death dates. BZZ use was recorded for 2 years before death/index date. RESULTS: Persons exposed to BZZ were more likely (OR = 2.3) to die than those who were not. With proximity of death, increasingly larger proportions of the prospective deaths received prescriptions for BZZ, until in the last 2 months 40-45% received BZZ. The frequency of BZZ use in controls increased with age as opposed to the death cohort where all ages showed similar rates of BZZ use. In the last few months before death, the youngest age group had an OR = 5.8 for BZZ use while the oldest age group an OR = 1.8, adjusted for age and sex. Opioid use showed a similar pattern of increasing use near death. CONCLUSIONS: The increased use of BZZ with approaching death is consistent with increasing symptomatic treatment in terminal illness. Thus, the association of BZZ and mortality is more likely to be due to confounding than to causality. Further evidence from this and other research includes similar use patterns for other drugs such as opioids, the lack of specificity in cause of death and the size of the association regarding age and time to death
  9. Yeah they sure are good points. It just is something very individual.
  10. I have been there to and wish you well.
  11. Yeah well the lorazepam is pretty commonly prescribed for sleep. I think its all what you want and what works. I tend to fall asleep but wake up to soon so Xanax is great for this cause it works quick and has a short half life. As for vistaril I tried it and hated it, but that's me I hate, totally despise any anti histamine. They jus make me sick feeling. But a good friend swears by vistaril for sleep so go figure. Each person just has to figure it all out and hopefully have a doc that will work with them.
  12. I totally understand Ailiose what your saying cause I do it myself. I hate the very thought of losing control and being forced to go to the psyche ward. I hope you start feeling better real soon!
  13. Hi Mellisaw, one was done in the Uk and the other was done in State of Washington. They are two distinct studies.
  14. My experience is limited to Xanax, Ativan and klonopin. Many years ago I took a few Valium. All I can say about them is they knock out anxiety. But they are different in the timing issue as mellisaw pointed out. I also feel a bit of a mood elevation effect with Xanax and there is a considerable amount of research to back it up. Xanax has a different molecular structure and it has been shown to have similar effects as tri cyclic anti depressants by some research although it remains very controversial, but a Cochrane review did support the notion that Xanax has some mood elevating properties. Cochrane reviews are notoriously skeptical do that is an indication that Xanax may indeed be a bit of a pleasure to be on which may also help explain its potent addictive potential along with its street drug appeal. Bottom line for me is that they are miraculous drugs for anxiety and I have taken them for over 30 years with zero zilch nada problems. I should add that I carefully wean off of them if I am on them for more than a week or two.
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