Diazepam seems like a much more calmer drug for anxiety/panik disorder then Clonazepam since 0.5mg Of Clonazepam = 10mg Of Diazepam I'm I right?
25 Mar 2012
Actually, clonazepam is the right choice for anxiety/panic attacks sine a little goes a long way. I was started on clonazepam 40 years ago for my panic attacks, when I thought I was going to die any minute, took 0.5 if my medication and continued on my med and panic attacks stopped. And no, 0.5 mg of clonazepam does not equal 10 mg of diazepam, since diazepam is generally used for something other than panic attacks and 10 mg would make your muscles relax and you to very quickly fall asleep. And the abuse potential for diazepam is very high compared to the clonazepam.
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The Happy, Sweet, Hippie Chickie
27 Mar 2012
to me they are two different drugs with two different effects. in my opinion,valium(diazepam) is a very good med for mildly keeping your anxiety at bay for longer periods of timeit has a VERY LONG half life.
clonazepam(klonopin) has the same feel except its a tiny bit more potent but still is excellent for keep your anxiety at bay as its also an anticonvulsiant however it has a shorter half life... my opinion? VALIUM:)
5 Apr 2012
I have been suffering from panic attacks since I was 18 years old which is almost half of my life ago. I sought out medication and tried nearly 30 types among various families with little success. The reason was to discover which type worked most effectively on my anxiety. It was hell. Finally I found success with clonazepam and diazepam. What I discovered was that the most effective of these two medicines had less to do with its own innate qualities and more to do with my own metabolism. It turned out that diazepam worked the most effectively because it stayed in my system longer. Nothing has come along in the last 18 years that rivals the efficiency of diazepam for me. And I think this is most true because I have not had to increase the milligrams over such a long period of time to render the same effect.
I realize that there is a lot of stigma attached to these types of medications, but I would rather take the medicine that carries a stigma & works, than take one that carries no affect on my anxiety whatsoever. I believe that in the last 5 to 10 years we have entered a more conservative era toward medication. When the patient appears the least important among the system I call it conservative. I'm not using the word conservative in a political sense, but rather a business sense. The scenario is as follows: doctors are pressured not to prescribe habit-forming medications to patients despite the fact they'll more effectively treat conditions, Health insurance companies are pleased that they have less risk, and pharmacists don't worry they will be audited. But if insurance companies refer to their clients as a "community", who is representing their best interests?
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