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Mitch, update here! Ritch

Posted by Janelle on May 7, 2002, at 2:38:36

In reply to Re: Thanks Mitch, a bit more here: Janelle, posted by Ritch on May 6, 2002, at 23:55:26

I should have done the search BEFORE I posted just above to you - sorry.

I did a search on GABA which confirmed that I am RIGHT - it IS a calming thing - it's a non-essential amino acid that has a calming effect.

Thus, my question to you regarding Klonopin and benzos still stands:

Are you saying that because a GABA receptor-specific med like Klonopin (and other benzos) kind of "fools" the synapses/receptors into "thinking" there is plenty of GABA around, that being fooled like this, the brain would then lower/stop GABA production?

Since GABA acts to calm a person, I would think that Klonopin and other benzos somehow create more GABA in the brain, but not according to what you said! Which leads me to also wonder/ask just how do Klonopin and other benzos manage to calm anxiety if they do not increase GABA?

Hmmmmmmm ...!




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