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Jay, if I switches to xanax xr from valium

Posted by qbsbrown on August 17, 2009, at 22:09:47

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

If valium and klonopin both seem to induce some depression and irritability, is it not advisable to switch to a xanax xr? If I have a high tolerance, and don't wanna develop a serious dependency. Given that i have to take valium and klonopin at least 3 times a day, w/ my fast metabolism and interdose wd, I would think that i would have to take xanax xr at least 3 times a day? Plus it doesn't have active metabolites, correct? It just seems so much better for depression, perhaps that's the euphoria talking.

It seems that i climed up to where it is comfortable, 3mgs klonopin, 60mgs valium, and by most conversion accounts I've ever read, that equals 3mgs xanax (although this site shows different)

Eventually i'd like to start tapering, and seeing that i've attempted about 3 valium tapers, 1 klonopin taper/cold turkey, would it be more recommened that i switch to librium when attempting the next taper?

Secondly, is provigil going to be knocking out some of the benzos effectiveness? I know it's not great for the CNS using uppers and downers

Thanks for the advice.






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