Diazepam seems like a much more calmer drug for anxiety/panic disorder than clonazepam since 0.5mg of clonazepam equals10mg of diazepam. Am I correct?
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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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:)
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?
QUESTION = 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?
OPININON = the correct ratio is about 10 to 1 = 10mg Diazepam = 1mg Clonazepam >>>> some sources say 10mg Diazepam is only .5mg Clonazepam, but Clonazepam is so much weaker than Diazepam --- others say the opposite, that 10mg Diazepam is 2mg Clonazepam, which is true for some people because of Clonazepam's comparitive weakness
I've been on various bzds for 5+ years now, I'm 25 now. I started with short term Xanax and longer term Klonopin for years. I recently switched from Klonopin to Valium w/30 2mg Xanax. The combo worked perfectly, but Valium alone, like I received last month, #60 10mg Valiums didn't cut the mustard. Valium is a good drug for everything in general, muscle relaxing, anxiety, panic/anxiety attacks, insomnia etc. but it just isn't as strong as Klonopin. I'm back on #60 2mg klonopins this month and from the get go only taking 2mg(1 pill) I felt complete relief from all my anxiety, muscle relaxant properties, and relaxation for sleep. The bzd equivalency charts aren't 100% accurate, it really comes down to personal experience. Most charts say 10mg of Valium = .25mg of Klonopin = .5mg of Xanax, but that's just a rough mg to mg estimate, based on Valium.
In my experience with every benzo around even halcion and rohypnol and other bzds not available/on the US market like mogadon, nitrazepam, versed, diclazepam, lormetazepam, and 2.5mg Ativan from Russia, just ones I can remember atm, Klonopin is a better all around med for anxiety related problems (insomnia, anxiety/panic attacks, hi bp) and anxiety in general. I've had extensive experience w/both Valium and Klonopin. Valium is good bc it builds up in your system so you take 20mg one day and 10mg the next morning you have 30mg in your body and will continue to be compounded each time you dose. It kicks in faster than Klonopin, but doesn't last as long or provide as strong of relief. Klonopin is stronger for sure, it's no surprise, just look at all the charts, yes iknow most aren't
Glad I found this post. I've been on Clonazepam 2.0mg for years now. Recently hurt my back and urgent care gave me diazepam (Still not sure why when they know I'm on Clonazepam, they have my med info). For me 5.0mg of diazepam worked for a few hours. I'd wake up in the middle of the night and didn't know why. I had no idea what the conversion rate was, not even a rough estimate. This explains why the 5.0 mg of diazepam wasn't cutting it for me.
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