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Re: To Rick this is BRC

Posted by BRC on April 21, 2004, at 13:51:33

In reply to Re: Questions to those who responded to Klonopin post. BRC, posted by Rick on April 21, 2004, at 2:48:10

Thank you for your response to my post. I knew that 4mg of Klonopin was sort of a high dose. Thats why I don't take it like I am supposed to. Even though my p-doc wants me to take 2mg in the morning and 2mg at night. I try to get by on as little as possible. I am not a big fan of medication and not feeling myself ( I have never done drugs and I don't use alcohol). My prescription is for the 2mg pill and I usually only take one at night (as a matter of fact my prescription gets automatically refilled every month and I have tons of the medication left over. I wish I did not have to take any medication, but my symptom severity calls for it. I can definately tell when I am off the meds and on them and I have weighed the consequences and have decided to stick with the medication regimine (even though the meds to not fully control my symptom, something is better than nothing and I thank God for that).
I know that Klonopin works on the chemical GABA in the brain and that chemical is what becomes over-active in people with anxiety disorders. Consequently my p-doc suggested a medication that is not intended for anxiety disorders, but works on the GABA system in the brain. The med is Gabitril and it is used to treat seizures (as does Klonopin). It selectively targets the re-uptake of GABA. There have been some research done on the drug to treat anxiety disorders, but it is usally used as adjunct therapy. The drug is not addictive, but like antidepressants it takes several weeks to months to reach the desired effect. I have tried the med., but did not stay on it long enouhg to reach its effectiveness. THANKS for your response. Your info was well appreciated




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