Protracted Withdrawals can be described as a continuation of withdrawal symptoms that persist for months or even years after stopping medications. Because the cause of these symptoms is not understood, it is often misdiagnosed as anxiety or depression.
The Protracted Withdrawal Phase may develop gradually, where the original symptoms decline but are followed by wave-like reoccurrences. There may be periods of normality that gradually extend in frequency and duration. Current evidence states that the Protracted symptoms can be long-lasting with anxiety, insomnia, cognitive impairment, depression, sensory and motor disturbances and gastrointestinal upset. Tinnitus also can develop in the Protracted phase of withdrawal, as can a sensitivity to light and sounds.
All Antidepressants, Benzodiazepines, Sleeping Pills and Opioids deplete the body of critical nutrients, minerals, vitamins and particularly Glutathione (the body’s master antioxidant) while altering the production of Melatonin and increasing the stress hormone Cortisol. The body must be replenished or it has a limited ability to repair cellular.
Oxidative Stress is a condition that occurs when the production of free radicals in the human body exceed the ability to neutralize and eliminate the stress. Free Radicals are the chemicals that are released during oxidation and the molecule in the cells split and become unstable. The instability causes a chain reaction in the surrounding molecules, including genes. Oxidative Stress can result from the extended use of medications or environmental toxins and a rapid taper.
Glutathione works to inhibit the formation of free radicals, the dangerous agents that suppress the immune system and promote the formation of carcinogens. Free radicals speed up the aging process, which may explain why the effect on the body during Protracted Withdrawals is so pronounced. Glutathione aids in the protection of all cells and membranes and a study at Harvard found that Glutathione enhances immune system cells. Dr. Jimmy Gutman describes Glutathione as “Food for the Immune System.” Replenishing the body of critical Glutathione levels not only improves immune function, but also allows the body to detoxify naturally.
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The POINT of RETURN Protracted Withdrawal Program was specifically designed to help replenish depleted reserves of Glutathione, while also supplying the necessary micronutrients for brain function and the use of a high DHA blend of Omega 3 to feed the brain critical levels of fatty acids. The modern diet is low in Omega-3 fatty acids and yet all the nerves connected to the nervous system consist of high concentrations of these essential fatty acids. The brain is nearly all DHA and requires high levels to function at optimal levels. There are many studies also linking depression to low Omega 3 consumption.
Anxiety and Insomnia can also be persistent issues in PROTRACTED WITHDRAWALS, which is why POINT of RETURN includes two items to resist stress and assist with sleep. For more information on the POINT of RETURN Supplements, click here. Or read more about our Protracted Withdrawal Program.
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*The program outlined in Point of Return is not meant to substitute your doctor, instead it is to be utilized with your physician to help you with your drug withdrawal process and with his or her consent.
*Because prescription medications can cause severe withdrawal reactions, do not stop taking any medication without first consulting your physician. The decision to taper any medication should be discussed with your doctor and done with their consent and support. More...