Originally Posted by whymememe
IMO, they are dangerous drugs. Once started, should not be stopped without very close supervision. The patient could be in worse condition than before starting them.
that's why, if/when society collapses, there will be so much violence it'll be overwhelming. right now there are tens of millions of people taking meds that, if stopped cold turkey, cause symptoms ranging from severe withdrawal, to suicidal/homicidal outbreaks, to death.
imagine all of these people running out of meds over a 1-3 week period and not being able to get more because there's no production or distribution. let's say that 1/3 of them are of the homicidal persuasion. now, not only do you have the usual lawless element running amok, as well as the truly evil people who only act civilized because the lights are on, but add to that several million more people who are experiencing violent reactions from quitting the drugs cold turkey, and you have a truly nightmare scenario.
my advice is: if the label says do not stop taking it cold turkey, then don't start!