i have sever mental issues with anxiety and leaving my house could all you fine folks give me your opinon on with medication they find to be the best right now im steady on 3 xanax bars a day it seems to be helping but i would like some other opinons
Hey there people I have been perscibed klonopin ativan valium xanax temazapam serax?
- 18 Oct 2010 by Anonymous
- 16 February 2019 (5 weeks ago)
- ativan, klonopin, serax, valium, xanax, depression, bipolar disorder, anxiety, insomnia, muscle spasm, panic disorder, generalized anxiety disorder, temazepam, night terrors
xanax is alright for short term, but i find it the most physically addicting after only a few doses. 6mg a day is a lot, you should speak to your doctor about switching to a benzo that has a longer half life and wean yourself some from the xanax. I prefer klonopin because it calms me down, works quickly, I can melt it under my tongue without a bad taste, not upsetting to my stomach, it lasts much longer than xanax and doesn't make me so sleepy i cannot function or stumble around. My mind remains sharp but my anxiety is gone.
I take 15 or 30 mg of temazepam at night. It work, but i find that it works best with some cardio exercise in the evening. Cardio alone does not help me sleep and temazepam alone doesn't keep me asleep all night, but combined i can get a good nights rest.
Valium agitates me when it wears off. Ativan is too weak for me. I have not ever taken serax.
I do agree with lepardeyes, I think if none of these benzos are working for you, you may want to speak with your Dr. about pursuing another ave. Or you can add Phenergan to your regime. It is an anti-nausea RX (that works really well at that but kills the bum in IM form) that also increases the effects of benzos,opiods, alcohol,ect. It does come in pill form as well. I advise you to be very careful when mixing certain RX's- like these. Please consult with your Dr. to if this is the right RX for you.
I forgot to say flexeril is good for muscule spasms. It doesn't make you shake like a leaf or leave unable to speak like Soma. It may make you a little tired at first. It did not for me,however,it does for some. It will not effect your day like most muscule relaxers. Hope some of this helps. Have a Healthy Day!
I'm not trying to give you a "cop out answer" here...
But experience has shown me that while one works great for one guy - doesn't work at ALL for somebody else.
EX: the very answers in here in this forum. For I have found and remain taking Ativan for anxiety - it keeps my heart from racing which would then cause my breathing to get out of sorts and then I'd be in a full-blown panic attack.
But I just read another comment: "Yes I agree, Ativan's a joke!"
But half-life is important - in terms of how long your body will soon 'crave' another pill and the shorter the half life the worse the detox is the general rule anyway.
But I never responded to klonopin at all - not one pit - not even with the dosage of the desperate (one handful as needed) I also do not encourage such a stupified dosage.
BUT for my entire 20's I had a girl friend who would take nothing But Xanax - if she took anything - in order to get to sleep.
And she was one of those "great patients" who took only the dose on the bottle and Only when she needed it. and for her, Xanax helped while nothing else did.
If you have an understanding doctor who cares enough to really know you and listen to you - and you can see him as often as is needed (sometimes they prefer to place you in a mental "center" while trying out a few different medications.. since of course a Doctor usually does not have the time to see the SAME Patient once a week or sooner - if That is needed for you to find the medication that works for you - and you can take the week and a half or so to get it together - If you have Insurance for a little in-care - then that might be the way to go - but ONLY if you can make a contingency On Your signing yourself IN.. that the doctor who will see you while you're in there - that is if yours can not or will not be available for call in medications - then you must be sure in writing that the point of your being in-patient is to find an anti-=anxiety medication that works the best, and that you are not seeking one with the best "side effects" but the one that helps you be a productive member of society. They seem to Love that phrase! And make sure they know the Xanax is ok but not helping you as much as you think another one could.
Good luck to you my friend.
I repeat. Most people who take Benzos like the ones mentioned here will become addicted and their life will become a living hell. It's called Benzodiazepine Withdrawal Syndrome and will cause years of pain and suffering when you try and stop taking the drug. Even if you don't stop taking it your life can become a nightmare.
Avoid these drugs at all costs, and educate yourself about herbal alternatives that can help calm and relax you.
I have similar issue, with what you are going thru.I take 4xanax bars a day and 2 clonidine.the clonidine with the Xanax helps alot.ask ur dr.it may help.it help me getting out and around people. Best of luck!
Just because you can't leave the house dosen't mean you have mental issues, Being afraid to leave the house is making you worse. I was afraid to leave my house for almost 2 years. Drug's will not help you leave the house. I am not saying don't take the xanax but if you are having anxiety attacks just remember they only last 20 minutes for the saratonon to go threw your body. What I did is I took a half of block at a time. I was in a panic but you have to just keep on telling yourself that it is only a half a block and I will be home, and just continue from there. There were no drug's went I went threw it. The Doctor's thought I was crazy. There is a reason why you have this, you might not even know what it is, but you can do it.. If you would like to reply maybe I can help you. I know how you feel.
those 3 may not react together
For agoraphobia and panic disorder I have always done best on Klonopin in order to leave the house and drive without wanting to run and hide... recently, the generic I was taking discontinued their formula and tablets. I tried their partner generic and had withdrawal/side effects. I was changed to diazepam and I was calm not hyperventilating after a month on diazepam I was able to go outside and drive be around people and I was even. The therapeutic dose was quite high in order to lessen the restless and difficultly sleeping. I wanted to try Klonopin again Even though, I was stable- Klonopin has always helped best... Klonopin helps treat & works faster for panic & helping agoraphobia in my experience. Everyone is different.
Serax isn’t bad either- I feel calm and alert I can be around people it’s actually better with less side effects since, It has three different meds like a form of diazepam and so on..that help with panic, depression, agitation, etc. it’s also used for withdraw of benzodiazepines, alcohol, opioids, & cocaine... I didn’t have any side effects on it either...
I don’t recommend short acting if, you take it daily because of tolerance and the high abuse potential with physical dependence as well- but, people have felt rapid acting was more helpful...
You may already know-
Just a note from experience...
Once, you find what medication works best for you- stick to the same generic/brand that helps. Ask your doctor to write for only that generic or brand.
Since, with all medications not just benzodiazepines the FDA has a percentage grading system 20% above or below peak onset effectiveness to meet equivalent standards to the original brand drug.
-if you are switched from 20% above to 20% below that would be a 40% difference.
The physical dependence and rebound seizures and panic is why people notice more of a different on benzodiazepines than, other medications. I just, don’t want you to experience the hell many people like myself have been through... just be careful. Trying to discontinue these meds is very difficult.
I wish you well. Take care!
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