Posted by yxibow on August 18, 2009, at 5:35:47
In reply to Re: Jay, if I switches to xanax xr from valium, posted by qbsbrown on August 17, 2009, at 22:35:49
> I lied, many do show .5 being 10mgs, including ashton. I know u don't like her:)
Its that she isnt "mainstream"... general psychiatry has not heard or used those "methods". But I'm not going to get into an argument with people who wish to believe in it...
The first chart I think is more accurate but its still a slight bit of an art -- not everyone will respond exactly the same.
.5mg of regular Xanax is 5mg of Valium.
.5mg of Klonopin on the other hand is 10mg of Valium.
And well... I'm not going to say how much Valium I took in the past, but it was a large amount for a very specific reason.
I'm still at a fairly high dose, probably around the typical amounts equivalent to what Klonopin prescriptions typically stop at (say for panic / multiple co-morbid disorders).
As to prescribers -- yes, doctors are more reluctant today to prescribe scheduled substances because of many more infamous cases and malpractice and the DEA breathing down medical licenses.
That doesn't mean that if you truly need a particular amount of benzodiazepines, a doctor who knows your history may be partial to it, but most doctors don't like doctor shopping or patients "prescribing" for them.
This doesn't mean that a relationship with a psychiatrist shouldn't be a two way street and discussion of other medications and the ones that you are taking can't be questioned or new ones pondered.