Posted by 3 Beer Effect on May 30, 2002, at 14:03:38
I've been taking Klonopin 1 mg 3x per day for daytime social anxiety for a long time now, but I am thinking of switching to a different benzo, since I'm somewhat dissapointed with Klonopin's anxiolytic effects. For anti-anxiety/anxiolytic Klonopin does not seem to work nearly as well 2-3 Beers does.
Here are the three I was thinking of switching to-
Ativan (lorazepam)- One book I have says this is "the most potent of the available benzodiazepines".
Tranxene T (clorazepate dipotassium)- "Anxiolytic with actions, uses, & interactions qualitatively similar to those of Ativan but with fewer unwanted side effects, e.g. sedation." This has an onset of 1 hr but a duration of 24 hours, but it looks like it might metabolize to the same metabolite as Valium. Is Tranxene T (immediate release) a strong benzo like Ativan or Klonopin or a weak one like Valium?
"associated with significantly less drowsiness. Has antidepressant as well as anxiolytic actions".
Are any of these three (Ativan, Tranxene, or Xanax) better than Klonopin for daytime anxiety/social phobia or closer to the 3 Beer Effect i've been searching for?
(I take Ambien 10 mg for sleep, so their sleep-inducing properties aren't important to me).
Alcohol easily seems to be the best anxiolytic ever created-i've never found anything even remotely close.
poster:3 Beer Effect