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Re: Help for Insomnia Plus Anergy beccab

Posted by jay on November 25, 2001, at 7:51:48

In reply to Re: Help for Insomnia Plus Anergy, posted by beccab on November 25, 2001, at 7:21:29

> > Have you considered taking a good strong benzo dose with an antidepressant? It zaps anxiety while letting your antidepressant give you the boost. I would highly suggest that in combo with an antidepressant before going through the round and round of other meds that have even little efficacy on anxiety in comparrison to a good benzo dose.
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> > Best wishes..
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> Actually, anxiety is only a minor problem for me. When I wake up in the middle of the night, there are usually no emotions going on, and during the daytime, my anxiety is fairly minor in comparison to a lot of people's, I can mostly control it without any medication. I also worry about benzos being addictive.
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> beccab


Well, a couple of things. Ummm, as far as the benzos being addictive, as mentioned in many posts, it's HIGHLY overplayed. Benzos show just as much addiction potential as Paxil et al, and myself included, have used benzos on and off over a 10 year period. I can stop and start when I want..no bones about it.

Second, benzos may be good for anhedonia, as they may lift you inhibitions, allowing you a bit more of a free-flowing feeling. Of course, I would suggest these in use with a small amount of a antidepressant, as you will get the "feel good" chemicals going with the combo. Stress AND getting joy out of life will be much, much easier.

People muck around with the antipsychotics, anticonvulsants, all that stuff, and I have have been there...tried 'em, but they compare in no way to bezo + a.d. You will surprise yourself...and likely your doctor to. If your doctor doesn't co-operate, fire 'em, and get another. It is your right.

Best Wishes...

Jay



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