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Re: Clonazepam working, but worried it won't last Guy

Posted by Michael Bell on September 5, 2004, at 10:27:53

In reply to Clonazepam working, but worried it won't last, posted by Guy on September 3, 2004, at 12:59:41

Klonopin is the first line of defense against anxiety disorders. Forget what you heard about SSRIs or dependence, etc. The bottom line is this - if a severe anxiety disorder is your primary problem, NOTHING works better than drugs that significantly affect the GABA transmitter system. This is why Klonopin, Nardil, GHB (Xyrem) and Alcohol are, hands down, the most effective substances for anxiety (especially social anxiety and panic attacks, in my case). Though the other transmitter systems are probably involved in some way, it is absolutely clear that people suffering from anxiety have an inefficient GABA system, and those locked into a cycle of social fear have hypersensitive CCK-B receptors as well.

Now, obviously you can't rely on GHB and alcohol as long term treatments (unless you get a script for Xyrem), and Nardil has some pretty serious side effects. So that leaves Klonopin. I've been taking it for about 2 YEARS, and I've never had to go above 1 mg/ day. I've noticed no tolerance whatsoever.

However, Klonopin may lose its effectiveness as a sleep aid, because GABA deficiency is only one possible reason for insomnia. However, the anti-anxiety effect should remain. Some other helpful substances, though not as powerful are: Picamilon, suntheanine, gotu kola, etc.

Good luck.


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