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Thinking Fast and Slow

On Facebook this morning, I ran across a recommendation by ZDoggMD (government name: Dr. Zubun¬†Damania) — a book called “Thinking Fast and Slow” by¬†From Daniel Kahneman. This piqued my interest for a couple of reasons. First, Kahneman, despite being a … Continue reading

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NEW Loperamide Article! — July 2015

This extensive case study is a particularly difficult one for me to read and add to the list. A twenty-five year old woman died from repeated lope abuse. Twenty-five. Just a kid, really. How many of us know someone twenty-five … Continue reading

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New Loperamide Articles! (16 Mar 2015)

Two new and important articles have been added to my ARTICLE CLEARINGHOUSE page regarding the deadly cardiac effects of high-dose loperamide. Both papers introduce new cases and call for further studies and more clinician awareness. They further underline the causal … Continue reading

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It’s Been a Long, Long Time — 6 Months Clean

In retrospect, it’s been a long time since I was off opiates for any length of time. As of yesterday, I officially have six months clean. It actually doesn’t feel bad to be sober. Not what I thought, really. I … Continue reading

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Loperamide No More – Part 2, or Happy 2nd Re-Birthday to Me!

Two years ago my heart stopped and I died. I died at home. It was a Tuesday. There was no white light. No relatives greeting me. Just darkness and silence. I barely survived my overdose on loperamide in 2012. It … Continue reading

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Going Through Loperamide Withdrawal — Tips on Surviving the Addiction

[UPDATE: 1 Jun 2015] Adding and clarifying. If you are reading this and are worried that you or someone you love may have a loperamide addiction, know that you are not alone! This is a growing national and international problem. … Continue reading

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