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Re: You've got to find out for yourself Greif

Posted by yxibow on September 7, 2006, at 2:33:47

In reply to Re: You've got to find out for yourself, posted by Greif on September 6, 2006, at 21:48:02

> Hang in there. Docs hesitate to prescribe valium due to the stigma from over prescribing/addiction and rehab centers writing on the evils of it. I prefer Clonzapam with ssri over valium. Each person is different. I have always had a difficult time getting any doctor to give valium. A bit unfortunate. Does not cause depression but has higher addiction potential (overuse). I would never take extra K because it provides no momentary boost or peace that some benzos do.
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> Good luck

Valium has no higher "addiction" potential than Klonopin. In fact it has a smaller potential because its true main metabolic half life far exceeds 24 hours for most people as opposed to Klonopin which can be as little as 16 hours, definately not as long as Valium.

Some psychiatrists still have the dusty old idea that Valium is "mothers little helper", when in fact its long half life reduces habituation -- which is what happens with benzodiazepines in therapy, not "addiction"

The only real issue with Valium is that in some places it has a higher "street value" (diversion for non medical purposes and taken at medically unapproved dosages, which is addiction and not habituation) than Klonopin. Otherwise the ratio of partial milligram Klonopin for many milligrams Valium have no difference except for apparent depression among some patients for Klonopin (I've never felt this, but its possible from the continuing case reports here I've seen.)

 

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