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Re: Clobazam (Frisium in Aus.) compared to clonaze

Posted by Daemon on April 22, 2004, at 19:33:55

In reply to Re: Clobazam (Frisium in Aus.) compared to clonazepam? Daemon, posted by Sad Panda on April 22, 2004, at 11:02:09

> Hi Damian,
>
> The info I have is 10mg of Clobazam = 0.25mg of Clonazepam or 5mg of Diazapam. It's an unusually one for Australia, it isn't in the PBS. I doubt you will get Clonazepam as it is indicated for epileptics only. PBS choices are Alprazolam, Oxazepam or Diazepam.
>
> Which TCA are you taking & what don't you like about it?
>
> Cheers,
> Panda.

Hi Panda,
thanks. Yeah I was prescribed frisium for TMJ and
my mum was prescribed it for pain- it actually was
covered for me by TAC once but not anymore(Transport Accident Commission in Australia that you can get compsenation from but getting blood from a stone might be easier!).

I'm on amitriptyline- Endep/Elavil (?).

I don't like:
weight gain,
sedation (I take it before bed but still feel slow the next day, hard to get out of bed etc),
dry mouth,
urinary retention
and other stuff I can't think of now.

Does nothing for SAD.


I have been given a reccommendation from the Victorian Association of Anxiety Disorders Association for a a psychiatrist who specialises
in anxiety. If I can't get it from them I may
be forced to shop around or go through drug trials
with the psych until they relent and let me try Clonazepam lol!

I am thinking of taking Clonazepam with Neurontin- both are anti-convulsant though so I'd have to have a pretty 'with it' psych who knows his stuff.

MAOIs are out of the question because of the restrictive diet.

Also I wonder about trying Prozac again (was on it years ago and loved it but went off it)- something for energy and confidence? Some people say they get apathy but wouldn't apathy be better than SAD lol?

Damian.


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