Posted by jda1292 on August 16, 2002, at 12:22:06
I am happy with my .5 * 3 daily. This med helped me and continues to help me. When my pdoc told me I needed to get off it I got rid of him. These are fine meds and until the billions of dollars of research come up with something better I am not changing a thing. Benzos are not dangerous if you use them for your illness. I have taken them for 7 years and I have no problem taking them for the rest of my life. There is no sedation, it keeps panic away with a low dose of Paxil.
I heard that there was a gaba related drug called 'pagaclone' but I think pfizer dropped the ball on that one. It seemed to do what benzos do, but without sedation.
I have a physiological illness Panic Disorder that is under control. Until such a time when the meds are immediately effective and have the same effectiveness as benzos, lame pdocs can use others for guinea pigs not me! Diabetics need insulin and I need Klonopin, are they addicted to Insulin? I think not!