Posted by g_g_g_unit on July 31, 2012, at 10:39:53
In reply to Re: benzo experts, posted by jono_in_adelaide on July 29, 2012, at 20:21:54
> Clonazepam does have a reputation for being quite zonking.
> If you're looking for a benzo that calms but doesnt leave you zonked, it might be worth asking about Frisium (clobazam) - 10mg of this is = to 5mg of Valium.
It's actually having the opposite effect now for some reason, i.e. 1.5mg before bed is stimulating me (I took it at 11pm and am now still wide awake at 1.35am). To be honest, I don't think clonazepam's done much for my anxiety whatsoever, though at least it used to put me to sleep. I'm not sure if the stimulation has some relationship to having lowered my Parnate dose quite significantly (now taking only 25-30mg, as opposed to 60mg, with the aim of getting off in two weeks). I saw Phiddipus mention in a thread above that clonazepam antagonizes serotonin, so maybe it's just compounding Parnate's stimulating effects?
I donno, anyway, I'm kind of sick of it. It just depresses me. I notice the effect immediately after I take it.
Never heard of Frisium. Is it available in Aus? If I wanted to just cross-taper to Valium instead (since I have a whole bunch lying around), could I switch from 1.5mg clonazepam two 10/15mg Valium at night, or would I have to withdraw from the clonazepam first?