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Old 11-29-2016, 10:07 AM   #11
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It is usually not recommended. They do create dependency and can worsen depression.

For many it helps them to have them as PRN and have them around "just in case". To some of them having soemthing to help anxiety *if* it happens actually works to ward it off almost completely.
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Old 11-29-2016, 11:54 AM   #12
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I tapered a benzodiazepine after 3 years daily use and felt a lot better after the taper was done and my brain had re-set. Then again, that's not true of everyone, and some benzodiazepines are worse than others. I was on Klonopin, which my current doctor told me is worse about cognitive problems and tapering difficulties than many other options. Oddly enough, he says the best tranquilizer for long term use, and the easiest one to taper, is good old fashioned Valium. Who knew?
I knew that. I've been told it's because diazepam (Valium) has the longest half life.
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I had a nurse practioner tell me that it's bad to be on 3mg of klonopin long term that it can affect the Brain bad, even if it lowers my anxiety somewhat.
i dont know who to believe any more!!
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Old 12-14-2018, 10:28 PM   #14
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I have been on 2mg a day of xanax for around 2 years. I am starting to build a little tolerance to the dosage so it's time to start tapering back. Benzobuddies is a great website if you are thinking about quitting benzo's. Long term use really can affect memory and possibly cause early onset dementia.
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I have been on 2mg a day of xanax for around 2 years. I am starting to build a little tolerance to the dosage so it's time to start tapering back. Benzobuddies is a great website if you are thinking about quitting benzo's. Long term use really can affect memory and possibly cause early onset dementia.
is there any actual proof of that
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is there any actual proof of that

Some reports say yes and some reports say no. There is some really intersting reading about it all over the web. I always say err on the side of caution.
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Science rarely talks about "proof". to prove anything beyond shadow of a doubt can be very difficult due to a number of factors. but there is strong evidence that they do affect memory and increase dementia risk yes
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I was taking a low dose of Klonopin. Now my psychiatrist is encouraging me to increase my dose for the winter. I do worry about becoming addicted to it. I am very cautious about sticking to the prescribed dose.
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I was taking a low dose of Klonopin. Now my psychiatrist is encouraging me to increase my dose for the winter. I do worry about becoming addicted to it. I am very cautious about sticking to the prescribed dose.
why increase?
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