Posted by myco on February 25, 2009, at 23:37:34
In reply to Re: An important Question, posted by G-man885858 on February 25, 2009, at 22:44:49
Be careful when you say safest. Perhaps has less potential to be "abused". It's not the "longest" acting...there are others, although i've never seen them used (seem to be pretty rare - some last many days). It lasts long enough. It's long acting characteristic is useful for that slow withdrawal, Ashton describes, from faster acting benzos. As you come down in dose on ambien you add a little bit of valium which carries for you a long way and reduces the withdrawal sides of the ambien...then at one point ambien is gone and you remain with valium which is easier to come off of on this short run with it. Valium and temazepam also seem to have very little risk of tolerance...ive read studies on this and the dr who gave me temazepam was totally aware of this and ok'd that particular benzo while xanax or klon he said no to.
> I told my psychiatrist that Klonopin was not helping at all, so he replaced it with Valium. I hope you're right that Valium is the longest acting - hence the safest of all benzos. Obviously Klonopin was useless to me.
> I hope that Valium helps the ambien withdrawal. I really see no other alternatives.