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Re: Blood tests

Posted by SLS on August 5, 2009, at 15:28:38

In reply to Re: Blood tests, posted by qbsbrown on August 5, 2009, at 14:45:53

Well, if you feel worse tomorrow morning at 600mg, what will you do?

Again, if you were to make decisions based solely on your observations, you would probably opt to discontinue the Tegretol, but stay at a dosage of 200mg for a few days to see whether you can recapture the improvement you experienced on the way up. If, on the other hand, you feel better tomorrow, you can then remain there for another 5 days to see how you do before going up to 800mg. If 800mg produces a stable reduction in symptomatology, then you can proceed to taper the diazepam.

Phenobarbital acts at several different sites that serve to increase GABA receptor activity and decrease glutamate activity. However, it works quite differently from Tegretol or Depakote. Since I don't know anything about its use in BZD withdrawal, you will need to be sure that it has some history of success.

- Scott




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