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Re: Klonopin vs Xanax

Posted by Joe Schmoe on July 28, 2001, at 18:38:19

In reply to Re: Job interviews and benzos - SP Joe Schmoe, posted by MB on July 28, 2001, at 17:05:53

> You mention that before you were taking Klonopin, .5mg Xanax and 40mg Inderal would be your pre-performance-anxiety coctail. Now that you Are taking Klonopin (another benzo like Xanax) instead of Xanax, wouldn't just adding the 40mg of Inderal to the Klonopin do the trick?

Maybe, although I don't know if the Klonopin delivers the concentrated "armor" effect that Xanax does in pressure-cooker situations. It seems weaker and more spread out.

> There's a chart here: that gives the equivalents in milligrams of various benzodiazapines. It looks like .5mg Xanax (alprazolam) is equivalent to .25mg Klonopin (clonazepam).

I couldn't disagree more. 1 mg of Klonopin affects me much less than .5 mg of Xanax. I would say Klonopin is less than half as strong as Xanax, maybe a quarter as strong.

>Maybe you should "sample" this addition to your routine a few days before your interview so you'll know exactly how it will affect you the day *of* your interview (you don't want to go in there accidently too doped up).

Good advice, although it can be hard to simulate "pressure" of the job interview magnitude.




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