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Re: Antipsychotics for sleep/anxiety? Should beBenzos jay

Posted by Mr. Scott on February 18, 2002, at 23:26:50

In reply to Antipsychotics for sleep/anxiety? Should beBenzos , posted by jay on February 18, 2002, at 21:20:41


I agree with you. I have had two psychiatrists discontinue my klonopin in the last 6 years. Neither believed in chronic anxiety (GAD). One badgered me by continually saying "what are you treating?" When I said Anxiety she said you can do that with Zoloft. She insinuated I was treating Bipolar disorder with it and said "she could do better." Personally i would say treating bipolar disorder with Klonopin if and when possible is doing pretty good! She recommended Lamictal. This was years ago and I split because I wasn't ready to try this. Another doc insisted I take 1500mg of Depakote in place of my 1mg of Klonopin. So i tapered off the Klon (not fun, but easier than effexor) and a month later began Depakote which made me impotent and ravenous for food! That didn't last more than a few weeks and I left that doc as well. Mind you I have never been Manic, and never even hypomanic when on klonopin.

People need to leave well enough alone sometimes (patients & doctors). If I was a doc I wouldn't start people off on benzos, but after a couple trials they'd get em if it seemed right instead of dreaming up new categories for the patients to fit into just avoid a perfectly good category of medicines (benzos).





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