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Re: BENZO.ORG missamor

Posted by Sad Panda on March 5, 2004, at 3:25:38

In reply to Re: BENZO.ORG missamor, posted by Dave1 on March 5, 2004, at 0:33:11

>
> > i am wondering something- how much klonopin are ppl taking that have so many probs upon quitting taking it? if you take 1 mg a day are you at the same type of risk as high doses? ive heard of crazy doses, my friend took like 20 or something when she would have an anxiety attack, prescribed by her doctor? that just sounds nuts to me, but i take .5mg morning and .5mg at night and .5 as needed, but i usually like to stick with .5mg 2x daily. not to ruin the anti-benzo debate but i was curious~i have been taking it for almost a year and the websites scare me too. my dr said that my worrying about it is doing more harm than my taking it, i really trust him. but i don't want to blindly lead myself into misery. he said i could take them my whole life? im in my mid 20's, i dont know if that is the plan- but is that an absurd statment? (on docs behalf)
> > thanks in advance-
>


> Hi,
>
> I've been on ativan for years, and as long as I don't develop a tolerance, I will continue as long as necessary. I'm 39 and will probably be on it for years to come.
>
> Some shrinks won't prescribe BZs, or only at very low doses. Controlled substances are very carefully monitored, and Docs can get in a lot of trouble for over prescribing them. Thus, some won't give them out because they are scared of a lawsuit.
>
> But, if you don't develop a tolerance,
> you should be able to stay on the same dose for years, so I don't see the problem.
>
> Bye,
>
> Dave
>
>


I agree with Dave. If you are only taking 1mg & you have no need to escalate the dose you will, in 99.9% of cases have nothing to worry about. OTOH, if you find a need to escalate the dose & find that you are swallowing 20 in a go like your friend, I would say you are in a fair degree of trouble.

Cheers,
Panda.


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