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Re: Does xanax have anticonvulsant properties?

Posted by qbsbrown on August 17, 2009, at 19:53:51

In reply to Re: Does xanax have anticonvulsant properties?, posted by yxibow on August 17, 2009, at 19:45:38

> All benzodiazepines have anticonvulsant properties, its just a question of how strong they are.
> I think Valium and Ativan (?) are used in ERs for seizure/convulsion situations.
> Klonopin was probably (?) originally designed for epilepsy but its not exclusive for that and the dosages for it are wildly different than for psychiatry in general.
> Valium possesses more (muscle) relaxant properties.
> -- Jay

So basically I'm screwed in the US if I'm looking for 60mgs valium, right? that's assumed. But 3mgs klonopin would be fine.

I worry about it, because i remember the minor depression and irritability that it produced. Also the "wet blanket" feeling over my head, and for sure made the Seattle weather look uglier, lol.

It did seem to work better for sleep than valium (valium is terrible for sleep for me), but for me, even seemed like there was some interdose wd w/ klonopin 3x a day, waking up w/ some physical anxiety, but that could be due to me never raising my dose, i think i was .5-1.5 max.

I'm assuming xanax is a no go due to it's half life, and also more dependence building.

Is my best bet to take the 3mgs klono, and if i wean myself down to 1.5, then i could crossover to 30mgs valium, and docs wouldn't freak out?

I wonder if an AD like lexapro, and some provigil could assist w/ the depression/irritability feelings.

Any recommendations?





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