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Seizure after Cessation of Benzodiazepines 1

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I have discussed about the how, when and what happens when taking Benzo longer than it should be and why it is addictive. Addictive in the sense that the body becomes dependent of the action of benzo. Remember the role of GABA inhibitors? How it inhibits neurotransmitters to be excited? This role is very important in managing balance in our body. When the body becomes excited and hyper, GABA reacts by balancing the situation appeasing the activity as it slowly brings back normalization. Now with the prolonged use of benzo it now takes over and replaces GABA. How? With more and more use of benzo the body thinks GABA is not needed anymore so its production is suppressed. This becomes a problem now because once the blood level of benzo is lessened/decreased, an immediate reaction takes place because GABA is so suppressed that in situation like this, it won’t be able to control hyperexcitement. How is these corrected? If it takes 4 weeks continuous use of benzo before the body becomes dependent then I can say that it will also take 4 weeks for the body to adjust once stopping benzo intake. The most critical period would be the first ten days of withdrawal since it is during this period that seizure is very inevitable and the body is unable to produce GABA inhibitors to counter react the situation. But once the critical period is surpassed, the brain now will rethink as their is cessation of the artificial GABA, it will start producing its own GABA inhibitors again. During this 4 weeks of recovery most of the time the body needs assistance in order to recover smoothly as it transitions during the cleansing period. This time it would need gradual tapering dose of benzo or any anticonvulsant like depakote to control the withdrawal symptoms at the same time provides enough time for the brain to regain control of its GABA inhibitors.

To my readers, this is pure analysis and I hope this will help anybody who are interested in giving up benzo. Do not let drugs control your life, instead control drug use and be wise. Doctors prescribe the medication with the confidence that it will help your symptoms, there is nothing wrong with that. ..But the wrong comes on the way when you pretend to be innocent and ignorant about your prescription. It is too late when you realize a damage was already done before you can even say something. But.. hope and life should be the inspiration to live again, this time be in control!!!!

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A Healthy Kidney Wasted

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A hospital is under fire due to an accidental but irreparable mistake by an OR Nurse. The nurse should not be blamed alone! We are humans, we do commit mistakes. How horrible did she felt when she found out that what she flushed was a healthy kidney waiting for transplant? She must be trying to help by cleaning up the mess. And who left the mess and did not do an appropriate red label for the kidney?.. the other nurse on break? We don’t know what really happened and we can only deduce from news report. I felt sorry about the 2 nurses and the family concerned. I only hope and pray that time will heal such an inconceivable but preventable fate. A big lesson to learn from.

A tertiary hospital like this should have been well equipped with protocols, policies and procedures about safety measures to ensure that malpractice and negligence can never be committed under any circumstances because the process is safe guarded by these 3 P’s. The only human error would be if certain measures were not strictly followed.

Always follow your curious mind
For it will lead you to unwind
the knowledge and mystery behind
Unlock the truth with your common sense
you will never regret the wasted time
After all, to dig for the answer was the goal of a smart mind…
Believe what your instinct suggests
Not to entertain ignorance
Nor a care free never mind
And be regretful your lifetime.

by S A J E R O S A

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BE E D U C A T E D on every medication that you take.. prescription, over the counter or herbal supplements and vitamins.

Recently,young once active yahoo man lone protester of a drug he took to stop his falling hair but crippled his manhood. Doctors may not have mentioned one of its side effect but it is also our responsibility to know what we ingest and what effect it would do to our body system. Being wise and curious could save us from any unwanted harm and long term effects. Technology is within our reach.. maximize its usage..it certainly makes a difference knowing what you don’t know.

My daughter was prescribed an adult post- operative dose of narcotic pain killers. It did not surprise me because after all my daughter’s built is almost like mine. But I did not follow what the doctor ordered, instead I opt and gave her a mild non narcotic pain medicine to start with but even then my daughter herself did not like to take any. She rather would eat Popsicle to sooth her throat after her tonsils were removed.

Many Antihypertensive medications can slow you down, let alone impotency, being unable to sustain an erection. If you are young and active, ask your doctor other options that will not affect your sexual drive. E.g…. Lisinopril.. Metoprolol are one of those that can slow you down. Think about your partner and discuss other options available in the market.

Fenasteride(Proscar, Propecia)- a drug used for benign prostatic hypertrophy for older men and Propecia to treat baldness have a side effect which include sexual dysfunction. I wish the yahoo man have read his prescription, or when he felt something was wrong patient are usually advised to call their primary doctor or go back and initiate a discussion.

Red yeast rice is a Chinese remedy for lowering cholesterol but its component are comparable with that of a statin. For this reason liver enzymes need to be checked periodically. How many knew that it can affect the Liver since its a natural remedy but the US FDA made a research that it’s considered and actually a drug? In most Asian countries, we use yeast rice to ferment and produce rice wines. Little did we know that this can be damaging to the liver!! with continued, prolonged and abuse intake of rice wine?

Those who have known Renal dysfunction and liver dysfunction are considered very vulnerable to harm because most drugs are metabolized in the liver and excreted through the kidneys. e.g.. a person who have a history of renal insufficiency was prescribed Bactrim, it further affected his kidneys by not drinking enough fluid. Now he was admitted for Acute renal failure with a GFR of 6 with a high probability of hemodialysis treatment.

Tylenol is one of the most abused over the counter pain killers that can damage the liver with overdose and prolonged consistent high dose.

Oxycodone and Hydrocodone are the most abused narcotic pain medication in North Carolina. Now a campaign to educate prescribing Doctors are being launched. Yes educate the MD’s and innocent people who are dragged to the physical and psychological dependence brought about by this supposedly pain killers.

Antidepressants are supposed to help uplift your mood to become human again but look at the back of the prescription.. it says warning.. patient may become suicidal???????

n.b…Please do your research before you trust Thanks to my readers.

Know the Drugs You Take Before it Harms You

“Saudi women defy Driving Ban” Yahoo news

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Women deserve to be treated fairly..

As sister or wife  in the family

An employee in the working industry

A politician in the public service

An ambassador and representative

A church leader and counselor

An Engineer and Driver

In the Male dominant culture

Be acknowledged of their role and contribution

Not only at home, work and church but  the  world.

When I got  my driving licence and drove  my first car

It marked the beginning of a rolling cascade of feelings….

The feeling of   I N D E P E N D E N CE and F R E E D O M

The ability to go anywhere and everywhere

At your own time without prohibition of anything.

This is the kind of feeling that the Saudi Women are  fighting   for……

To co-dominate with all men member of the road in the streets of Riyadh and Jeddah!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

SAJEROSA

Remembering 9/11 now that Osama is Gone

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The Memory of September 11, 2001


Was at work in the middle of the desert

A nicely built clinic in the center of the  Arab community.

Was wondering where’s everyone

So quiet…   then a  thunderous uproar..

People were joyous, I can’t hardly hear the mumbles…

But their face conveys the message

Of their true heart and self.

Everyone’s  face directed to the television attached to the wall.

Realization came slowly…

Shocked with disbelief,  tears flowing from my eyes.

The dark smoke  rose  into the sky

as the twin tower crumbles to the ground

people running everywhere….the cry of chaos…the cry for  help…

I closed the door and said my prayers…

Oh My God  Please  Help  The United States Of    A M E R I C A

Went home quiet …never spoke a word

Because I’m not sure who is a   friend

Without a doubt will stand by me…. till the end!

S A J E R O S A

A Poem I sent to my Friend Tomo in Japan

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Earthquakes, tsunamis and hurricanes
are natural vents and fury’s of nature
that nobody can control and cure.

The extensive damage it created,
the life savagely mistook/ and taken..
Had left someone wandering
If it’s the end of the world!

Japan, stay putt  and don’t be discouraged!
For this is a turning point for change and stronger Japan.
The world cannot accept you fall
because your global influence is a treasured ball.

Tokyo, Tokyo stay alive
Let earthquakes and tsunamis runs its course
but man-made nuke should be controlled
because Tokyo, Tokyo we love you all.

s a j e r o s a

Nuke in a Nurse Perspective

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Chernobyl , the Three mile island and now Fukushima ?????
All three nuclear power plants have made a living history,
of fear…. destruction ….to human life and earth….
Nations were made powerful among nations since the birth of nuclear energy.
But the responsibility was lacking in protecting the land and the humankind.

But it is not too late sir to redeem ourselves
Because it is a known fact how important nuclear energy is..
Now is the time to ensure and implement a solid solid secured maintainability,
For the already existing plants that we have….

The human brain is protected by layers of meningeal sheaths, then the skull, the scalp and hair.
Should we treat the nuke core like human brain?
If layers of protective barriers are built around the nucleus
when damaged by natural or man-made disaster
It can be surgically repaired and or replaced
Radiation contained and .. l i f e s p a r e d.

s a j e r o s a