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Re: Please help with benzo questions nikkizeta

Posted by Squiggles on September 7, 2007, at 9:22:04

In reply to Please help with benzo questions, posted by nikkizeta on September 7, 2007, at 7:14:53

> I've been on Xanax XR (0.5 mg) for a couple of months. A few days ago I skipped it 2 days in a row, trying to convince myself that i didn't need it.
> The only symptom I felt (on the skipped days) was just grogginess, feeling very tired...was that withdrawal? The next day I took 0.5 mg clonazepam and I felt much better.

It may be the beginning of withdrawal - but it doesn't sound like the full w/d to me.

> Is there anyway to dose regularly on klonopin without building tolerance & risk withdrawal symptoms? ie What if i take half a 0.5mg clonazepam...will that develop addiction?

I think so, if you take it long enough.

> Anyone on Klonopin or Xanax XR long-term? Is this safe? What dosage at the beginning, any increase after awhile?

I used to be on Xanax (0.25 at first and then 0.50, the 1.0, then 2.0 and max 3.0) but not XR.
It's great for panic and short-term anxiety, but i definitely became addicted over a few yrs.

> Thanks..I'm realizing that these benzos really take away my anxiety (klonopin even more so than xanax xr) so now I'm wondering if this can be maintained safely...
> What about Valerian, does that ameliorate benzo's withdrawal symptoms? What about Ambien?

I think Klonopin is very good for long term anxiety but very dangerous to withdraw from.

This is all from my experience alone.




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