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Re: ask my doc for benzos?

Posted by Matt on December 16, 1998, at 11:53:27

In reply to Re: ask my doc for benzos?, posted by Betsy on December 15, 1998, at 19:32:27

There is, unfortunately, a great deal of "benzophobia" out there. This is unfortunate, for these drugs are very safe (even when taken for long periods of time), and are quite effective on anxiety. If anxiety is an issue with you, and it impairs your normal functioning, I most certainly would look into trying klonopin (first, and before trying a brand new antipsychotic). This drug is thought by many to be more effective than Valium, and it is long-acting, as is Valium. I'd try to get the brand name (rather than generic clonazepam) for a couple reasons. First of all, the brand name doesn't cost much more than the generic. Second, and more important the brand name (in my experience and that of many others to whom I've talked) seems to work better than the generic.

I personally have found klonopin to help significantly with anxiety. I'm going off it now, but it really did help me through some difficult times. I'm very glad it was available to me (in the dosage I needed it, up to 2mg a day).

Best of luck





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