Medical Mumbo Jumbo~

From the moment this health nightmare started at the young age of 31, I’ve always relied on two consistent drugs; clonazepam and low dose naltrexone. Two in which play individual pivotal roles in my personal daily survival.

Low Dose Naltrexone is controversial to this day and any and every time I start answering honestly to prevent a reaction from a medicinal interaction I’m then questioned on it, “Why do you take 3.5 mg of compounded medication that isn’t FDA approved for a disease?”

As with most of the medical community, it’s text book only to treat.

Never fails.

“Because I was told by 2 neurologists that I carry MS and Lyme disease and various verifiable research confirms the prevention of further damage due to it.” – Oh..and MS scares the shit out of me.

I wrap it up with, “I know what it feels like to not take it, I’ll never stop.”

Moral of the story, don’t let peeps regardless of title, talk you out of what helps the shell in which you reside.

I’ve taken the research on LDN to three medical doctors and the woman out of three genuinely thanked me for the education behind the evidence while reading the literature in my presence. 

Clonazepam oh clonazepam, it all started back when my two missed diseases had myself in such a sick state to so casually accept any medication at all for anxiety.

Sloan Kettering told me “Any person with an ignored tumor will have severe anxiety”. So I accepted the unwanted but much needed meds, for many years.

Valium and Xanax were readily at my disposal. Luckily for me I hate Xanax, while also knowing and can live with the fact that I love Valium.

Meaning I know not to take it..

With lorazepam I slipped into mini comas from being not of this earth.

Many paths with doctors later, a kind nurse asked what I thought of Lorazepam, after I told her she said,“You shouldn’t feel like that start taking this it’s called clonazepam..”

It literally saved my life.

So pain pills I won’t touch, I choose pain. As for every day necessities when ill these two can’t be more helpful.

Sure I cringe when I see Stevie Nicks say, “I’ll kill that doctor if I ever see him”, regarding her clonazepam addiction. Yes, I gulp wine when I read how your body can go into a seizure from withdrawal of clonazepam, but I feel safer when many a medical journal states the importance of a person with brain lesions and especially the black hole in ones brain is to benefit from clonazepam and the onset of dementia. I’d rather be safe than sorry, I’m no gambler.

My mom used to brainwash us kids on the dangers of drugs then call herself a junkie for relying on cigarettes, my upbringing makes me feel weak to count on these two medications but without them, questionable to the quality of life.

This survivor don’t mind these couple monkeys hanging around.

Great news! Sloan Kettering gave me 3 months off until I have to check in! (And they agreed, no need to panic). Sweet relief!

About Donda Danforth

I am the product of lifelong assorted novels in the works. Amateur music producer with official background. Long time freelance writer and ghost writer. Working to tell the truths and tales to the abuse and survival of cancer, Lyme disease, misdiagnoses, adolescent marriage, narcissistic abuse, and the humor that accompanies such a diverse list.
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