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Re: Im scared of benzo drugs

Posted by Gabbi~G on October 28, 2006, at 18:45:00

In reply to Re: Im scared of benzo drugs » kiwiredbeach, posted by Racer on October 28, 2006, at 14:34:00

I think it's wise of a Pdoc to begin any anti-depressant along with benzo's as initially, even Paxil can cause an increase in anxiety, once they begin to work, the theory is that you will no longer need the benzos.

For me, that's exactly how it worked, and I was prescribed ativan, which has lately been considered the demon drug I'm sure in a few years it will be something else. I honestly had no problem going off of it, 6mgs a day! once the prozac started to work

I think the third time (different SSRI treatment resistant) I had an awful time quitting the ativan, but I can't say my experience with effexor, or seroquel was much different.

If clonazepam worked for me I'd have no problem staying on it long term. I think the shorter acting benzos are more likely to have a jagged/rebound effect, and my opinion of them used long term varies daily. :{

I quit Clonazepam cold turkey (not recommended!!!! )
However despite the fact that I was an idiot about it, I had about a week of insomnia, and that was it. I'd worry (personally) the least about that one.

I think it's important to remember, that it's depression and anxiety that ruin lives. We are all remarkably different, and to demonize one medication for everyone, I think is irresponsible, as it may be a life saver for another.




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