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Re: Clorazepate

Posted by Rick on December 26, 1999, at 21:14:40

In reply to Re: Clorazepate, posted by Teresa on December 26, 1999, at 20:14:23

Teresa --

Sorry to hear about your difficulties. Especially without knowing the details of your anxieties (or
is it possibly depression?), how long you've been
on the Tranxene, how much you're taking, etc. it's so hard to comment. And even then, diagnosis,
reaction to medication and possible alternates,
etc. are something you need to work out with your doctor -- preferably a psychiatrist, and
preferably one who has experience in anxiety
disorders and who is current with the latest
developments in treatment of mental problems.
There are still some doctors out there who will
simply "throw some benzos" at someone who is, say, distressed by marital difficulties, when this
person is in fact clinically depressed and should
be on an anti-depressant. The word "grief"
certainly raised a red flag in my mind. There was recently a study showing that the antidepressant
Zoloft was effective in reducing grief among women who had lost a loved one.

If you have faith in your doctor, you've really
got to deal with him/her in terms of how you're
doing on the medication, both mentally and
physically. There are many options, both among
benzos and other medications; and dosage could
make a big difference. I would definitely ask
them their rationale for choosing clorazepate
instead of another benzo, or a different
anti-anxiety med (which would primarily be BuSpar
or an anxiety-fighting antidepressant). I'd ask
point-blank if the supposed safety of
longer-lasting benzos vs. others contributed to
the choice. Unless you are prone to alcohol or
substance abuse, this would be a bad reason to
prescribe a medication that doesn't work as well
for you or makes you feel lousy. Any benzo, and
several other meds, will help you sleep.

Good luck to you


P.S. For others' experiences on Tranxene -- in
addition to what you might read here -- go to and search on "tranxene or tranzene
or clorazepate". After perusing the posts, scroll to the bottom and search again among "PAST"
messages. You'll find hundreds.
> No this isn't the same as
least, I don't think so. he other message was
very it. I don't know where to look
for any more informatiom/.....I swear I've tried
everywhere and don't know if the way that I'm
feeling is suppose to be this way. For a very
active spunky person, this is a hard adjustment.
I think that the pills have helped by keeping me
so out of could a person react to the
great grief that I've been feeling if I'm asleep
Use to have night tears all the night and this
stuff had me sleeping with no intrusions for 2
nights now.
> Thanks for your posting.
> Teresa
> > > Does anyone have any updated info on this
medication?? I was just RX'd it for relieving the
stressful situations that I've encountered. Any
advise would be great!
> >
> > Hi,
> >
> > Is this clorazepam? Do a search on this site
and check out the tips on Klonopin.
> >
> > Lots of good info here.
> >
> > Canadian Michele




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