Wound up like a top? Anxious? Nerves feeling frayed?
You’re not alone. These days it seems like EVERYONE is on edge.
But tell your doc, and he’ll whip out the prescription pad so fast it will make your head spin.
Here ya go… a little alprazolam or some other benzodiazepine drug will make it all better.
Docs have been handing out benzos like hot dogs at a summer BBQ, with prescriptions DOUBLING in just 15 years.
They claim it’s a safe and easy way to get over issues like anxiety. Swearing it’s no riskier that swallowing a Tic Tac.
But now, a new report in Medscape finally exposes the ugly truth about benzodiazepines such as Xanax.
They’re NOT safe.
And the widespread misuse and outright abuse of the anxiety meds has RUINED and even ENDED lives.
But believe it or not, that’s not even the most startling part of the report.
After all, I’ve been warning of those risks right here in Healthier Talk for years. So they’re just playing catch-up at this point.
No, the REAL shocker is that the experts cited in the report now admit that for all of those prescriptions… with some 30 MILLION Americans now taking them… the drugs don’t even consistently work!
In other words, you get all the risk… and no guaranteed return.
But I’m here with a new plan – one that IS safe and DOES work. And you don’t need ANY drugs at all to get these incredible benefits.
Overdose deaths have SOARED 850%
One of the biggest problems with benzodiazepines is right there in the instructions, where it says you can take them “as needed.”
The problem is, many people ALWAYS feel like they need it.
Which is no surprise because the drug isn’t like an antibiotic, which attacks the cause of an infection, so you get better and don’t need it anymore after 7-10 days.
It just masks the anxiety… for a little while.
Since the actual cause is untreated, the anxiety can actually get WORSE!
But as the Medscape report points out, the benzos “reset” your sensitivity.
“The new normal becomes the intoxicated, benzo-addled state,” the report warns. “And then you need more, and then you need more.”
And THAT my friend is how regular people like you or me overdose. They’re taking it “as needed,” and they always feel like they need it.
If you’re taking other meds – especially opioids for pain – or you’ve had a drink or two to help calm your frazzled feelings, that overdose isn’t just dangerous.
It could be DEADLY.
Since 1999, overdose deaths involving benzos have jumped by 850 percent, often with other meds or alcohol involved.
Beat the WORST anxiety NATURALLY
Lucky for us Nervous Nellies there’s a far better way to get relief from anxiety WITHOUT facing those risks.
And it’s so simple and effective you’re going to have to try it to believe it.
I’m talking about the amino acid Theanine. It’s found naturally in certain herbs, including Gyokuro and Anji Bai Cha green teas.
It works so well for some folks that when it went head-to-head against Xanax, it WON. The patients who took it felt better and more relaxed, and it worked even faster.
Other natural ways to ease anxiety and restore calm include chamomile and passionflower (often found together in herbal teas) as well as the adaptogenic remedy ashwagandha.
She is an advocate of self-education and is passionate about the power of group knowledge sharing, like the kind found right here on HealthierTalk.com. Alice loves to share her views on holistic and natural healing as well as her, sometimes contentious, thoughts on the profit-driven inner workings of traditional medicine.
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