Benzodiazapine Usage Poll

 

 

This poll was conducted in the Mold Avoiders Facebook group in January 2017.

Most of the members of the group have been moderately or severely ill with mold-related illnesses such as CIRS, ME/CFS, chronic Lyme, fibromyalgia or other similar conditions.

The introduction read:

This poll is on experiences with benzodiazapines (which are drugs such as Klonopin, Xanax, Ativan and Valium). Please mark all statements that are true for you.

 

Short Term Use

Number of Respondents – 39

 

46%  I took one or more benzodiazapines for a short period of time and feel that all in all, it was very helpful to me. (18 respondents)

18%  I took one or more benzodazapines for a short period of time and feel that all in all, it was somewhat helpful to me. (7 respondents)

5%  I took one or more benzodiazapines for a short period of time and feel that all in all, it was a neutral experience for me. (2 respondents)

10%  I took one or more benzodiazapines for a short period of time and feel that all in all, it was somewhat harmful for me. (4 respondents)

15%  I took one or more benzodiazapines for a short period of time and feel that all in all, it was very harmful to me. (6 respondents)

5%  I took one or more benzodiazapines for a short period of time and am not sure whether it was helpful or harmful for me. (2 respondents)

 

 

Extended Use

 

Number of Respondents – 68

 

63%  I took one or more benzodiazapines for an extended period of time and feel that all in all, it was very helpful to me. (43 respondents)

7%  I took one or more benzodiazapines for an extended period of time and feel that all in all, it was somewhat helpful to me. (5 respondents)

1%  I took one or more benzodiazapines for an extended period of time and feel that all in all, it was neutral for me. (1 respondent)

6%  I took one or more benzodiazapines for an extended period of time and feel that all in all, it was somewhat harmful to me. (4 respondents)

19%  I took one or more benzodiazapines for an extended period of time and feel that all in all, it was very harmful to me. (13 respondents)

3%  I took one or more benzodiazapines for an extended period of time and am not sure whether it was helpful or harmful to me. (2 respondents)

 

 

7%  I took benzodiazapines for an extended period of time but was able to stop taking them without significant problems after pursuing mold avoidance. (5 respondents)

 

Other Responses:

* I have never taken any benzodiazapines. (52 respondents)