Wildflower0214 Posted March 23, 2016 Share Posted March 23, 2016 There is a bill that is being considered in Massachusetts that would mandate that all patients being prescribed benzos are given a full list of possible side effects involved with long-term use, that the prescription for benzos be written on very brightly colored paper, and that no patient be removed from these drugs without their full consent AND that a safe and slow taper schedule would be followed if patient decides to come off the drug. They are asking for emails of testimony about how benzo use has harmed people. You do not need to be a resident of MA, or even a US citizen to submit your story. Here is the link to the article. http://www.madinamerica.com/2016/03/call-to-action-massachusetts-bill-h4062-for-informed-benzodiazepine-use-is-official/ And, here is the email address to submit your story: Garrett.firstname.lastname@example.org Please feel free to move this post wherever would be most appropriate. **and please excuse my extra e in Massachusetts in the title. 2005-Zoloft bad reaction.....2006-Lexepro......2012-Upped Lexepro.......2013-Upped Lexepro......2/2014- Attempted Taper Lexepro...2/2014- Updosed Lexepro.......3/2014-Ativan.....5/2014- CT switch from Lexpro to Effexor..... 5/2014-7/2014-Tapered Ativan from 1mg to .25mg.....6/2014-Bad reaction to Effexor........7/2014- Rapid taper Effexor every other day......7/5/2014- Off Effexor.......7/2014-12/2014 - Ativan .25mg.......12/25/2014 -Taper Ativan by 4% due to paradoxical reaction .24mg...11/18/2015-Taper Ativan 1% CURRENTLY ON: .2376mg Ativan taken in 6 .0396mg doses. Link to comment Share on other sites More sharing options...
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