Christy Huff, M.D.
Christy Huff, MD, FACC is a 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 slowly tapered off benzodiazepines using Valium over a three year period. 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.
Benzo nightmare: US doctor on a personal mission to highlight the dangers of the drug, Margaret Jennings, Irish Examiner, April 24, 2020
The Anxiety Trap, Peter Andrey Smith, Men’s Health, April, 2020
Healing From Benzo Withdrawl w/ Dr. Christy Huff, Jesse Zook Man, Mental Radio, January 7, 2020
Stop cutting patients off their prescribed benzodiazepines, KevinMD, January 2, 2020
A Xanax prescription that should have been rejected, KevinMD, February 27, 2019
Don’t miss this adverse reaction when tapering benzodiazepines, KevinMD, November 27, 2018
4 Drugs That Interact with Anxiety Meds, Medshadow, August 16, 2018
Support Forums for Benzo Withdrawal: The Good, the Bad, the Ugly, Op-Med for Doximity, May 1, 2018
10 tips to help patients through benzodiazepine withdrawal, KevinMD, March 20, 2018
Take it from this physician: Beware the dangerous of benzodiazepines, KevinMD, November 6, 2017
Benzodiazepines and Suicide Grand Rounds: Aaron Bailey Memorial Suicide Prevention Lectureship, University of Colorado