Monthly Archives: July 2018

Iatrogenic harm – a terrible price to pay for medical “care”

I write extensively in my blog.  So much to say.  However, so much yet to say. I was prescribed Nitrazepam in 1975 for myoclonic epilepsy, and soon lost quarter of my body weight and tried to take my own life. … Continue reading

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World Benzodiazepine Awareness Day – 11 July 2018

Benzodiazepines such as Valium, Librium, Ativan first came to the market in the UK in the 1960s.  These drugs were the inspiration for the Rolling Stones hit “Mother’s Little Helpers”.   It was 1975 before I was first prescribed Nitrazepam for … Continue reading

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Death of Gillian Chapman, Berkhamsted, Hertfordshire has touched the online prescribed harmed community

Today a member, LS, of the “Prescribed Harmed UK Campaign” Facebook Group posted the news about the death by suicide of Gillian Chapman, Berkhamstead, Hertfordshire.   Mrs Chapman had been prescribed the drug Mirtazapine.  LS wrote the following: “I am … Continue reading

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Feeling alive – another “good day”

Yesterday was a very warm, sunny day and I was desperate to get out of the house.  I tried a walk but of course I cannot walk very far.  Thankfully, my friends were at home and so I took a … Continue reading

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