other boards say clonozapam is addicting andi should stop

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ttwarrior1
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   Posted 12/11/2006 1:45 AM (GMT -7)   
who here takes it, i take it at 5 pm ct 2 mg and then i take  amitryptyline before bed
 
Ive also started to take a cal mag supplement before bed and for my headaches, ive been using essential oils lavender and eucalyptus

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   Posted 12/11/2006 4:23 AM (GMT -7)   
There are quite a few on here that take it and I am sure they shall post
My hubby takes it and he has NOT gotten addictted he may take iot 3 or 4 times a week to help him sleep depending on his shift
I think you will be fine
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   Posted 12/11/2006 2:04 PM (GMT -7)   

most anxiety sufferers are far too sensible to become addicted to these valium type meds, they are very helpful for anxiety and the best med for panic attacks

the main campaign against them is perhaps to get docs to prescribe expensive and still patented antidepressants for anxiety instead

its noticable that nearly all docs prescribe the expensive antidepressants even though theres no proof that they  a re any better than the cheaper older ones such as generic prozac


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janetlee
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   Posted 12/11/2006 10:10 PM (GMT -7)   
If I were you, I'd take the medicine. Like Harry said, most anxiety sufferers are smart enough to know not to take more than necessary. I took xanax for 12 years and NEVER got addicted, but my pdoc now is saying that I shouldn't take it if at all possible. Believe me, if I REALLY needed it, I WOULD!!
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   Posted 12/11/2006 10:17 PM (GMT -7)   
Hi, I had a few problems with this type of med because my doctor over-prescribed it.  I'm on a sensible dose now and take as needed.  Just be moderate and you really should have no problems.

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   Posted 12/13/2006 1:58 PM (GMT -7)   
I take Xanax as needed with no problems. I don't know why so many people are against taking prescribed medication. You need to do what works for you.

ttwarrior1
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   Posted 12/14/2006 12:39 PM (GMT -7)   
i take clonozapam at 6 ct and amitryptline an hour before bed. I think the clonozapam helps with my headache more than anything, . Heck i dont even know why i have anxiety or if even have it.
 
 Has anyone tried natural products like calm something or something calm, or flower essences

harry4
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   Posted 12/14/2006 3:42 PM (GMT -7)   

I dont think any natural product has been shown to help more than placebo effect, including valerian, which is used a lot by ordinary docs in russia

next problem is widespread disagreement amoungst naturapaths, some say valerian is good, some say its useless, one told me it works for 4 out of 5 but stimulates the 5th

however I wouldnt discourage anyomne who seems to get help from natural or herbal remedies as there are still lots of unknown things about health


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ttwarrior1
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   Posted 12/14/2006 9:44 PM (GMT -7)   
valerian isnt even one of the natural herbs im thinking of. Not listed in most of the natural products ive seen for anxiety

ttwarrior1
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   Posted 12/17/2006 8:45 PM (GMT -7)   
what else do people here take. i didnt know people took clonozapam before bed. Just got my doc bill for 600 and not a dime to pay it. What will happen when next oppointment in two weeks when they ask me to pay . Just pay some of it?

ttwarrior1
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   Posted 12/25/2006 10:48 PM (GMT -7)   
just thought i would bump this and wish everyone a happy and well new year. I was out of meds for 2 days and couldnt sleep at all. Ive been taking cal mag before bed . my diet has sucked  the last two weeks with the holiday foods.

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   Posted 12/25/2006 11:50 PM (GMT -7)   
ttwarrior1 said...
what else do people here take. i didnt know people took clonozapam before bed. Just got my doc bill for 600 and not a dime to pay it. What will happen when next oppointment in two weeks when they ask me to pay . Just pay some of it?
T,
I don't know where you live, but if it's in the U.S., you should be able to get some assistance thru a mental health agency. I live in Florida and go to a mental health clinic that will help indigent people and such. I don't know your whole situation, but if your pdoc won't work with you, it would certainly be good to look into this. See what help is available. Call your local mental health agency for info.
I wish you the best!
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Aussieangel
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   Posted 12/26/2006 4:25 AM (GMT -7)   
I take 2mg at night, one of the nurses had a go at me at hospital, didn't I know it was addictive. It was the doctor who prescribed and increased my dosage. Getting back to normal is my priority atm.

Twiggy2
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   Posted 12/26/2006 3:14 PM (GMT -7)   
my pharmacist says that klonopin is not all that addictive and many people such as myself have been on ot for quite a while. Addicted to it don;t think i am but it does help. Anyway take care Twiggy2

porridge
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   Posted 1/1/2007 7:55 PM (GMT -7)   
Don't worry about it. Unless you have a history of substance abuse and don't go over what the doc prescribes you will be fine. They will help you taper off if you need or choose to get off later on.

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   Posted 1/2/2007 4:50 PM (GMT -7)   
I honestly just look at it as my night med. 2mg at 9pm, 300 of effexar xr in the mornings.

I don't have any cravings or wish to increase the dose, I look forward to one day being able to reduce my dosage of meds.

With my Largactil which is to be taken as needed, I still fight the when needed part often taking it later then I should have. Like others have said, anxiety sufferers are least likely to become addicted to their drugs.
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