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PD suggests long term Klonopin or Ativan

Posted by Griobhtha on May 25, 2004, at 10:36:22

I am a Major Depressive of 25 years. I have always had GREAT amounts of constant tension and anxiety.

My last regimen included Risperdal. Risperdal was a godsend to me in its ability to relax and melt away my tension. But it also completely melted away sexual eroticism and interest (much like the old man telling Plato that in age he is finally free from all those youthful forces of nature). But, I'm not that old yet and my wife and I of course want sex and eroticism.

On my newest attempt at establishing a new medication regimen, my doctor wants me to take Klonopin or Ativan to relax my tension (and anxiety). But believes that I'll be taking whichever long-term, indefinitely.

She trusts my ability to co-manage my medications, and has given me short prescriptions for both in order to try one, then the other, and tell her which I believe works better.

I know about benzodiazepines[sp] (the inferences, dangers, analogies to alchohol, etc...), but I would like to know if there are others who have used one of these or this class for a "long-term", and what is your experience.

Can anyone relay their experience concentrating on effect on symptons?

Thank you so very much




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