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About 3-4 years ago, I had a very bad anxiety attack. (I've had 3 of those in my life).I am 61 years old now. this last anxiety attack, I see a psychiatric nurse MN.  She is prescribing lamectomial (200 mg 2x a day)
clonozopan (1    .5mg tablet daily     1/2  2x a day)
zolpidem  10 mg ( 1 tablet daily at night)
Lamectomal ( mood stabilizer)
clonozapam  (for anxiety)
zolipidem  (for sleep)
I asked her if I could get off some of the drugs.
I am self employed.she said if I was not self  employed, she would have taken me off the zolipidem and clonozopan

Is this  amount addicting???
What is your opinion of taking all these drugs for so long?
She is knowledgeable and well respected in the community.
Thanks..

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Hi Ed,

Drugs generally do not cure the biological causes of anxiety attacks, but simply mask its symptoms. To CURE the anxiety attacks is by treating hypoglycemia (Pre-diabetic insulin resistance (http://www.hypoglycemia.asn.au/2011/what-is-hypoglycemia/) This can be treated without recourse to drugs by the adoption of he hypoglycemic diet (http://www.hypoglycemia.asn.au/2011/what-is-hypoglycemia/)  Please read:

Beating Anxiety and Phobia
         http://www.hypoglycemia.asn.au/2011/beating-anxiety-and-phobias/  

Please ask your nurse to GRADUALLY withdraw from drugs whilst on the hypoglycemic diet.  


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Jurriaan Plesman, Nutritional Psychotherapist

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Have worked as a psychotherapist for overv twenty years, dealing with many personality disorders

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I have a degree in Psychology from the Sydney University and a Postgraduate Diploma in Clinical Nutrition. I am also the author of “GETTING OFF THE HOOK” which deals with the nutritional and psychological treatment of personality disorders. It is freely available on the internet at Google Book Search. I am interested in the relationship between nutrition and behaviour, and as a Probation ans Parole Officer facilitated groups for offenders, many of whom were alcoholics and drug addicts, sex offenders or compulsive gamblers, as well as the whole gamut of “personality disorders”. I am also the ex-editor of the Hypoglycemic Health Association of Australia Newsletter, a quarterly publication dealing with hypoglycemia and related health problems. Its web site, together with a shortened course of PSYCHOTHERAPY can be visited at: http://www.hypoglycemia.asn.au

Organizations
Editor of the Hypoglycemic Health Association of Australia. Its web site is at:

http://www.hypoglycemia.asn.au

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Author of the book "Getting off the Hook", It is freely available on the internet at Google Book Search. My articles can be found at: https://docs.google.com/document/pub?id=1M3x0ciu21Q8-KJO3tcIuxE-Mn97OIxCKzuhHDY8umrU#id.m9k24s-yjf9sc

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BA (Psych) (University of Sydney), Post Gad Dip Clin Nutr (International Academy of Nutrition)

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