My er Dr gave me Diazepam 10mg 5 day supply my p.m.Dr gave me klonopin .05 I think which is better Diazepam worked best now gna try klonopin which should I take?
I would say if they gave you both medications, knowing that you had the other from the other doctor, then take one today and the other tomorrow and see which one actually worked better for you. Klonopin actually has a longer half life, so it lasts longer for helping with anxiety and stress. But I think the valium dose he gave you is a little stronger (not positive about that tho I've never taken valium) so you may feel the effects sooner if it is. The dose of Klonopin they gave you is low. Either way I would say don't take them in the same day so you can tell the difference, and so you aren't mixing two different benzo medications together.
You're doctor has no idea about benzo equivalency which makes me wonder why I am doing this for free. 10 mg. of diazepam is roughly equivalent to 2mgs of clonazepam. They don't even make 2.5 mgs dosages of diazepam so it is no wonder you are suffering.
clonazepam is a long acting benzo. I figure 2- 3mgs per day will make you feel a lot better. .5 mgs is almost a placebo unless you are a child.
No I am not an MD but I have a PhD and have written many letters of recommendations for students who wanted to get into med school unless I thought they were heartless idiots. I hope your doctor is not one of my people.
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