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Experiences with Clonazepam

Discussion in 'General Treatment' started by jonc, Dec 4, 2009.

  1. sela

    sela Senior Member

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    i take 20 mg of melatonin. someone with cancer told me i could. works great. i throw in some benadry to make me sleepy.
     
  2. sela

    sela Senior Member

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    i am inspired to try the alpha stim. i found something called bt plus-alpha theta stim, from new zealand. is this okay? anybody out there who knows this stuff?
     
  3. jonc

    jonc

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    It might be of some small comfort to know that Dr Cheney recommends Klonopin highly, both for its sleep inducing properties and its neuro-protective effects. When I saw him recently I asked him if he was concerned about the potential problems of benzo addiction and he pointed out that Klonopin/Clonazepam also has potentially beneficial effects for mitochondria under oxidative stress. It binds to a mitochondrial receptor (mBzR) that controls an ion channel in the mitochondrial membrane which may potentially act to counter positive feedback processes damaging mitochondria under oxidative stress.

    http://physiologyonline.physiology.org/cgi/content/full/20/5/303#top

    That doesn't negate the problem of addiction (or possible white blood cell damage), of course, but at least it may give you comfort in taking this drug on an on-going basis (as I am now doing).
     
  4. jonc

    jonc

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    D-bex, what makes you suspicious of the Klonopin in particular regarding your anemia/leukopenia? Is it something there is any published literature on that you know of?
     

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