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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.





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