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Re: 10+ years of Klonopin, poop out, tapering? phidippus

Posted by joe schmoe on March 1, 2013, at 19:55:58

In reply to Re: 10+ years of Klonopin, poop out, tapering? joe schmoe, posted by phidippus on March 1, 2013, at 19:43:23

> You've probably accrued some tolerance, which would mean you need to up your dose a little.
> Drinking will help anxiety, as alcohol agonizes GABA receptors, plus it is an NMDA antagonist. Unfortunately, alcohol is not the best medicine, as its side effects can be devastating.
> The best way to treat anxiety is with an SSRI or other antidepressant. ADs treat the root of the problem, where as benzodiazapines throw a blanket over the fire.
> Eric

Well I am putting it to the test, since I am already on an SSRI (have been for almost as long as clonazepam). We'll see how I fare off clonazepam. I am not convinced that an SSRI can handle the kind of massive, altered-state social anxiety I have in the times it matters most, like job interviews. But I plan to take clonazepam and Inderal for such occasions as needed anyway.




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