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Re: whats wrong with benzos?

Posted by morganpmiller on June 20, 2009, at 22:34:04

In reply to whats wrong with benzos?, posted by sam K on June 20, 2009, at 12:19:30

You don't sound offended at all. I'm not totally opposed to benzos. I would just be interested to see how people were reacting to their antidepressants if benzos were not prescribed as much, like 15 or 20 years ago. And, like I mentioned before, there are psychiatrists that believe that benzos may interfere with the efficacy of SSRIs and other antidepressants.

Why didn't you stay of Lexapro?

That is a very odd reaction you had to Zoloft. Did you try to adjust the dosage? When I was on 50 mgs of zoloft I couldn't not control my anger. Bumped up to 100 and it was smooth sailing. Anyway, if I had that reaction to zoloft I would have dumped it too.

Yeah my best advice is to still with the Pristiq and eventually see if you can get of klonopin. I believe that you can. I just read that Pristiq may act more like an SSRI at 50 and more like an SNRI at 100. Nice to know. Depends on how you react and what your needs are I guess.

> About a week ago i was saying just what youre saying. But my anxiety got worse from the pristiq and I took some klonopin and bam... I have bipolar 3 i think (substance inducing bipolar) and none of the mood stabilizers fit me at all. I took depakote way back then and I dont think I liked it. But I may try it again. Klonopin is a weak mood stabilizer and takes away anxiety. I still have anxiety but its manageable.
> Ive tried zoloft and it gives me weird side effects. Like i couldn't make eye contact at all. Even with my parents. And it never went away until i stopped it. Zoloft also makes me super impulsive. I just start doing things and popping pills and drinking and smoking. I do things i later regret. every time!
> Paxil made me more anxious, but i wasn't on it that long. Like a few days. I sat in my basement in one room for 2 days. I was on edge the whole time. While I was on it, I felt no interest in anything. I might give it another try if pristiq fails out.
> Luvox was just junk so dont mention that lol.
> Effexor made my blood pressure and heartrate skyrocket.
> Abilify is junk as all the APs are for me.
> Lexapro is a good one, but it must have a lot of start up anxiety. Because when I first take it my heart raccccces (like panic). But im sure that would go away. If pristiq fails out then I'm definatly going to lexapro.
> But anyway thanks for your post and I'm in no way offended. Even if it sounds like I am. :)




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