PETER ROST: PHARMA MARKETING EXPERT WITNESS. AWP, MEDICAL DEVICE EXPERT.: Blog Addiction
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PETER ROST: PHARMA MARKETING EXPERT WITNESS. AWP, MEDICAL DEVICE EXPERT.

Peter Rost, M.D., is a former Pfizer Marketing Vice President providing services as a medical device and drug expert witness and pharmaceutical marketing expert. Judge Sanders: "The court agrees with defendants' view that Dr. Rost is a very adept and seasoned expert witness." He is also the author of Emergency Surgery, The Whistleblower and Killer Drug. You can reach him on rostpeter (insert symbol) hotmail.com. Please read the terms of use agreement and privacy policy for this blog carefully.

Blog Addiction

I stopped blogging a week ago.

But blogging is like drug addiction; more addictive than crack cocaine. So here I am, writing again, and ashamed of what I'm doing.

Blog addiction is an issue with many consequences, one of them being withdrawal symptoms experienced when the blog is discontinued. These symptoms of blog withdrawal at times may be severe, if not life threatening. This is a new medical disorder, not yet fully studied, but certain to destroy many homes and relationships.

Blog withdrawal can be extremely uncomfortable without professional help - and blog withdrawal has many variables. Everything from the type of blog, quantity of regular use, to the length of time the blog was used, factors into how intense or mild an individual's blog withdrawal experience will be.

As mentioned, the type of blog used plays an important part in determining the length and severity of blog withdrawal.

An example would be my personal withdrawal symptoms from the Question Authority with Dr. Peter Rost blog.

I have experienced irritability, anxiety, and insomnia since I stopped writing. I’m told many of my readers have experienced similar symptoms.

It is likely that an individual who uses my blog over a period of several months to years and decides to discontinue use will experience a longer and more painful withdrawal than an individual who discontinues use after only a few weeks. And, of course, the blog writer is likely to have the worst withdrawal symptoms.

Another factor to be aware of during blog withdrawal is blog craving. Blog craving is the result of the blog's imprinting in the memory, a pleasant association of euphoria with the blog. The subconscious memory then motivates the individual to seek this blog because of the false imprint. The brain, in effect, has been trained that using the blog is the fastest way to feel good. Due to the extreme physiological or physical pain some individuals experience during blog withdrawal they can relapse before they complete the withdrawal process.

This is especially true for the blog writer himself.

Right now I'm experiencing a relapse.

Relapse is an important reason that blog withdrawal should take place at an inpatient blog rehabilitation center. There, the individual will be removed from the immediate access to blogs, the Internet, or computers. Blog withdrawal done at an inpatient blog rehab also provides the safety of medical supervision by trained professionals who are better able to monitor the blog withdrawal process.

Clearly I'm not at a blog rehabilitation center, and no one knows that I'm back on the computer adding yet another post to my blog.

I have fallen off the wagon. And I thought I'd be able to hold out a full week!

I feel really bad now; trapped, in my own words.

Yet, it also feels so good.

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10 Comments:

Blogger Devilbluedress said...

Welcome Back! Usually when I quit I write in a puzzle that nobody understands anyway so I don't have to announce my return!

3/05/2007  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Good to see you back, Peter, don;t forget Kindler is still making a hash of the "de-layering" he started with fine words but its being diluted.
See Pharma Giles for the "phoni" stories which must be based on the other big P.

3/05/2007  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Glad to see you back! There is still so much more work for you to do. Now get busy and make a difference in the world!

3/05/2007  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

It's great to have you back, Doc!
I'm glad to see that, despite your new "celebrity status", there is still a place in your heart for us, your loyal readers who are as addicted to your blog as you are.
Please don't forget us...!

3/05/2007  
Blogger Peter Rost said...

Thank you . . . I had no idea it would be soo hard to stop blogging . . .!

3/06/2007  
Blogger Benedict 16th said...

Peter, I'm sure Pfizer could come up with a drug for your affliction? Oh It looks like somebody already has over here at the Placebo Journal

Welcome back
Benedict

3/06/2007  
Anonymous Steve Woodruff said...

Peter,

A secret glimpse into the pipeline of one of the Biggies reveals that there is indeed a "targeted therapy" for your condition.

BlogXterm will be approved shortly in Sweden - so you can fly there and get yourself a year's supply. Or not. I think a lot of us would prefer not!

3/06/2007  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Glad you're back, I missed you much!!!

3/06/2007  
Anonymous Rosethejet said...

Dang, I miss a few weeks due to system failures and miss you leaving for a week!

I am VERY glad you are still on here, as you may have an addiction, but without your site to go to, I'd be having problems.

Keep it up Doc.

3/11/2007  
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5/16/2007  

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