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Re: Klonopin?

Posted by Rick on December 21, 1999, at 15:36:03

In reply to Re: Klonopin?, posted by Rick on December 21, 1999, at 15:25:24

Mat -

I should have read your post below BEFORE replying. Even WITH depression Klonopin can be great for SP, but there is an outside chance that it can worsen depression. Xanax (another benzo like Klonopin) is less likely to cause this effect (in fact, it supposedly has some anti-depressant qualities), but in my experience it is vastly INFERIOR to Klonopin for Social Phobia.

It also sounds like an *irreversible* MAOI like Nardil might have a much better chance of addressing your SP + atypical depression than moclobemide, but as you probably have heard this drug can be dangerous (cause a hypertensive crisis) if certain foods or medications are taken concurrently. (BTW my pdoc, who has championed Nardil for 20 years, says the warnings are important but greatly overstated, especially for men. He's only seen one hypertensive crisis, and it resolved pretty quickly.)

> Mat --
> If I may be so rude as to jump in here...
> By all means, try Klonopin for Social Phobia, especially if you're not clinically depressed. Just resist the counter-productive urge to take more than your body really needs. It's been a life-saver for me after trying other meds. Nothing works for everybody, but in blind placebo-controlled studies Klonopin has shown an extremely high response rate (78% - greater than Nardil and much greater than Paxil or any other antidepressant), with minimal side effects in most people after a little fatigue the first few weeks. And it starts working FAST.
> Rick
> -----
> > Could you give me a clue as to how Klonopin helped Alice? I'm on Moclobomide at the moment
> >
> > (see 4 or 5 threads down for my symptons)
> >
> > I can relate to fear of Christmas gatherings, that's for sure
> >
> > mat




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