Christy Huff, M.D.

Christy Huff, MD, FACC is a board-certified cardiologist who resides in Fort Worth, Texas.  She attended medical school at the University of Texas Southwestern Medical School in Dallas where she graduated Alpha Omega Alpha in 2001.  She completed an internal medicine residency at Washington University in St. Louis in 2004.  Her cardiology training was completed at U.T. Southwestern in 2008, with a focus in advanced cardiovascular imaging and noninvasive cardiology.  She was in private practice as a cardiologist in Fort Worth from 2008-2011.  Following the birth of her child, she made the decision to become a stay at home mom.

Dr. Huff is currently experiencing benzodiazepine withdrawal firsthand after she was prescribed Xanax for insomnia related to a major health crisis in 2015.  After developing concerning symptoms and receiving no answers from her primary care doctor and a prominent neurologist, she began to research benzodiazepines and discovered her symptoms were consistent with benzodiazepine withdrawal syndrome.  With the help of a local psychiatrist, she is slowly tapering off benzodiazepines using Valium.  Christy’s personal experience has led her to realize the dangers of these drugs and the severity of the benzodiazepine withdrawal syndrome, neither of which were emphasized during her medical training.  She is an advocate of better education of physicans regarding the dangers of benzodiazepines and how to safely taper patients off these drugs, and stronger regulation of the prescribing of benzodiazepines.

Support Forums for Benzo Withdrawal: The Good, The Bad, and the Ugly

Christine’s Story: Ativan, Withdrawal, Akathisia and Suicide

With benzos, a doctor discovers ease of dependency, ordeal of withdrawal

10 tips to help patients through benzodiazepine withdrawal

Take it from this physician: Beware the dangers of benzodiazepines

Position Statement on the Use of Benzodiazepines in Patients Receiving Buprenorphine Treatment

An Update to My Open Letter: The Suffering of a Physicians with Benzodiazepine Withdrawal Syndrome and a Call to Fight

Dr. Christy Huff in Support of Massachusetts Bill H.3594

I Tried to Get Off Ativan

An Open Letter: Cardiologist and Cancer Survivor Speaks Out on Dangers of Benzodiazepines, and Her Personal Withdrawal Story