Trying to End Anxiety with Drugs: A Tricky Prospect at Best

In today’s day and age, one of the greatest concerns in the United States is with that of mental health.  There has been a great deal of research to help anxiety conditions of late. The quest of researchers here has always been to produce medications that, combined with the latest therapeutic techniques of course will allow those with anxiety and nervous tendencies to lead more normal, healthy lives of average Americans.  There is a key problem here.  The drugs that are made to accomplish these efforts are often more damaging than helpful at all.  True enough, the drugs often create very bad and very intense situations that put the individual in the sphere of addiction when before they only had to suffer with a mental issue.  It’s almost like going into surgery to get something addressed and then coming out worse off due to some doctor’s mistake.  It’s not an ideal situation at all, and all the greatest researches have yet to make a drug that just works with no side effects.

One of the first such medications for anxiety disorders was Bromazepam, also known as Lectopam, Lexotan, Lexilium, Lexaurin, Brazepam, Rekotnil, Bromaze and Lexotanil.  This drug is a benzodiazepine-derivative drug.  It was patented by Roche as early as 1963.  Bromazepam was clinically developed in the 1970s.  This drug has been around for a while so one would think that this drug would have been perfected by now but it has not been.  True it is said to have some beneficial values when it comes to helping addicts get off of their anxiety issues, but for the most part the drug just creates addiction or unnecessary expense at the very least.

There is definitely at the very least a strong medium risk of addiction and of overdose with Bromazepam, so patients and anyone who is taking it must be careful to avoid taking more doses or dose more often than prescribed.  Unfortunately, there is nothing that one can do to stop from becoming addicted to it.  If it happens, unfortunately it just happens.

There are also a lot of other reasons why one should seriously think twice before trying to address a mental issue with Bromazepam.  For example, if one has acute closed-angle glaucoma, liver or kidney disease, myasthenia gravis, chronic lung disease, epilepsy, depression or other mental illness, or suffer from sleep apnea, one’s doctor should of course be informed before the drug is prescribed by any means at all.

Side Effects of Taking Bromazepam

One needs to be really careful when confronting the prospect of taking Bromazepam.  True enough, this is a drug that can cause some serious health issues when abused, and it shouldn’t be taken at all unless it is absolutely necessary of course.  Rare side effects include the following:

• Loss of coordination or dizziness
• Slurred speech
• Fever or chills
• Extreme fatigue
• Rash or itching
• Anger or other behavioral changes
• Yellowish tinge to eyes or skin (jaundice)
• Bruising or bleeding
• Abuse and Overdose
• Rare side effects that include changes in libido (sexual drive) or nausea and vomiting should be reported to the doctor only if these effects are severe.
• Worsening of anxiety
• Seizures
• Chest pains
• Addiction to Bromazepam

Addiction to Bromazepam: A Very Realistic and Very True and Scary Prospect

An overdose of Bromazepam can kill.  this drug is a powerful substance that can really mess up an individual’s body.  In truth, if an overdose is suspected, emergency medical attention must be sought immediately.  One needs to call an ambulance because one can go into cardiac arrest at any second.  Symptoms of an oncoming or currently occurring overdose include poor coordination, tremors, slowed breathing, drowsiness, slow reflexes, slurred speech, confusion, and loss of consciousness as well.

Persons who do not have a prescription for Bromazepam often take too much for too long and then become addicted to it.  Even persons with prescriptions can become addicted to it.   They can become addicted to the often sought out sense of euphoria that is felt when one is looking to take Bromazepam.

Bromazepam is abused both with pills and by injection with a needle too.  The drug is highly sought after and is worth more than heroin or cocaine.  The drug is really popular in the United States today because it gives a euphoric effect very quickly.  The rapid increase of the drug in the blood plasma gives a greater intoxicating effect overall for the user, which attracts many drug abusers to it.  Actually a lot of the reasons why people switch to this drug is simply because it creates a better high than other drugs do.

Individuals who take Bromazepam also often take alcohol and Klonapin.  These substances are also very dangerous:

• In the year 2013 alone, heavy drinking was reported by a full seven percent of the population aged 12 or older, or an alarming 16.5 million people.  This rate was similar to the rate of heavy drinking in 2012 (6.5 percent), and was higher than previous years. Heavy drinking is defined clinically as essentially engaging in binge drinking on at least 5 separate days in the past 30 days.

• In the year 2013 alone, a full 52.2 percent of current underage drinkers reported that their last use of alcohol occurred in fact in someone else’s home, and only 34.2 percent reported that it had occurred in their own home in fact.  Most current drinkers aged 12 to 20, (77.6 percent in fact), were with two or more other people the last time they drank alcohol. The rate of drinking alone the last time that underage persons drank alcohol was highest among youths aged 12 to 14 (14.5 percent in fact).  Essentially, youths are more likely to party with alcohol abuse with other youths, which is the main reason why alcohol use and abuse amongst young adults is spreading.

• While the number of people abusing Klonopin has remained relatively stable over the past few years, there is a trending interest in the drug that has increased by quite a bit since the year 2008.

Rehabilitation: A Way to Beat Bromazepam Addiction Once and for All

People who take Bromazepam all in all are just setting themselves up for failure after failure after failure.  When one takes higher doses of Bromazepam, when they go to rehab to get cured form their addiction they will need a lot more work and a lot more time than the average addict.  But rehab is certainly necessary for these individuals, as they will likely die without it.

Bromazepam is one of those drugs that is commonly abused by those who take many different types of drugs too, particularly heroin addicts and alcoholics both.  It is agreed that from 30 to 50 percent of alcoholics also abuse Bromazepam, which just makes their addiction that much worse and makes them need rehab even more.

The only way to win the battle against an addiction to this drug is to go to an inpatient, residential, drug and alcohol addiction and dependence treatment center, detox facility, rehab program, and recovery organization.  With such a program, anyone who is addicted to Bromazepam can win the battle against their addiction once and for all.