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Re: Im scared of benzo drugs kiwiredbeach

Posted by ronaldo on October 27, 2006, at 12:17:04

In reply to Im scared of benzo drugs, posted by kiwiredbeach on October 27, 2006, at 9:04:10

> My pdoc has given me klonopin to help with chronic day to day anxiety, I seem to feel anxiety all day with a twisted gut and fist in my chest. Im starting to take paroxotine to help my gad which has worked before. However ive never resorted to benzo before, hes given me 30 days worth but im scared as hell im come addicted physically in this short period. So im thinking just two weeks worth. Should this be ok I dont want to downregulate my gaba receptors thats the last thing i need in the long term
>
> cheers redbeach

Hi redbeach,

Could it just be possible that your anxiety over this new benzo is just part of your gad? Your doctor should know whether it is safe to take this level of dosage for 30 days. If he's not bothered should you be? If you don't take it for the full 30 days you may not get the full benefit.
I can't comment on your gaba receptors because I don't know what they are exactly. Have you got the time and the inclination to enlighten me?

In any case Klonopin is also a benzodiazepine. How long have you been taking that? Do you feel yourself addicted to it?

My (uneducated) advice to you is to take the paroxotine for the full 30 days and see what happens. You might be so happy with the result that the danger of addiction will revert to its rightful position (in the background).

My own view is that the threat of benzo addiction is over-stated.

...ronaldo


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