Psycho-Babble Medication | about biological treatments | Framed
This thread | Show all | Post follow-up | Start new thread | List of forums | Search | FAQ

Re: Am I copping out by asking for a Benzo? No!!!! judy1

Posted by jay on November 27, 2001, at 3:21:20

In reply to Re: Am I copping out by asking for a Benzo? Krazy Kat , posted by judy1 on November 26, 2001, at 21:06:08

> Hi KK,
> I don't think you will have any difficulty having a benzo prescribed, especially since klonopin is often used as a secondary mood stabilizer. I do think you would have better luck saying prozac is causing anxiety (and it probably is) then to say you want a benzo to help stop alcoholic cravings (which it will). It's just pdocs know 60% of their bp patients abuse substances and are vigilent about prescribing certain meds. Anyway good luck- judy

Is not asking for ever increasing doses of Effexor or Prozac, and saying you need to be on them permanently, the same type of 'abuse'? I really don't understand where people can draw the line of 'abuse' between an a.d. and a benzo. If I take 4mg's of Xanax a day for the rest of my life, and take 40 mg's of Prozac for the rest of my life, there IS no difference. People also develop tolerance to a.d's more often than not. I take the same benzo dose I did twelve years ago, and get the same efficacy. I do work in both detox and drug rehab, and have seen hundreds of cases first-hand.

Also, I think clonazepam is crud as far as benzos for anxiety and depression go. It is very weak, and just *depressing*. Xanax, Lectopam, and Ativan are proven fighters not surpassed by ANY a.d. for anxiety, anxiety underlying depression, and agitation.

Jay



Share
Tweet  

Thread

 

Post a new follow-up

Your message only Include above post


Notify the administrators

They will then review this post with the posting guidelines in mind.

To contact them about something other than this post, please use this form instead.

 

Start a new thread

 
Google
dr-bob.org www
Search options and examples
[amazon] for
in

This thread | Show all | Post follow-up | Start new thread | FAQ
Psycho-Babble Medication | Framed

poster:jay thread:85243
URL: http://www.dr-bob.org/babble/20011123/msgs/85276.html