From frying pans to fires
Type of Spiritual Experience
from PubMed. To understand why this observation is here it helps to know GHB is used by doctors in numerous ways.
- Insomnia treatment - GHB was widely used in France, Italy, and other European countries for several decades as a sleeping agent
- Anaesthetic – GHB has been used as an anaesthetic in childbirth
- Narcolepsy treatment - GHB as the sodium salt, known as sodium oxybate, is sold under the name Xyrem and used to treat ‘excessive daytime sleepiness’ in patients with narcolepsy.
- Alcoholism treatment - It has also been used to treat alcoholism.
A description of the experience
Baclofen and gamma-hydroxybutyrate withdrawal - LeTourneau JL, Hagg DS, Smith SM. Division of Pulmonary & Critical Care Medicine and Center for Intensive Care Research, Department of Medicine, Oregon Health & Science University, USA.
Benzodiazepine treatment of life-threatening gamma-hydroxybutyrate (GHB) withdrawal is frequently unsatisfactory. …..A 61-year-old woman was admitted to the medical ICU for severe withdrawal symptoms from chronic GHB use. This manifested as delirium, tremor, and seizures despite only small decreases in GHB dose and treatment with benzodiazepines. The addition of baclofen allowed the rapid sequential decreases in the GHB dose without seizure or delirium and resulted in long-term improvement of her tremor.PMID: 18266111
The source of the experiencePubMed
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