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Clonezpam Alternatives

Discussion in 'General Treatment' started by Justin30, Jul 19, 2016.

  1. Justin30

    Justin30 Senior Member

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    Hi,

    Can I please get some input on alternatives to Clonezapam that have a similar mode of action.

    I was using it for seizure like activity and as an NMDA receptor antagonist.

    I have tried magnesium injections with little results lacking as of late.

    Also considering that the drug wont aggrevate POTS as I have this as well.

    Feedback would be much appreciated.

    Thanks in advance.

    Justin
     
  2. Thinktank

    Thinktank Senior Member

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    That would be other benzodiazepines / GABA agonists.

    Please mind that stopping a benzodiazepine like clonazepam cold-turkey is very difficult to do for most, especially us ME-people with an excitatory nervous system have difficulty getting off. It often takes many months to safely taper a benzodiazepine.

    Have you asked the specialist yet who prescribed you clonazepam if there's a better alternative to control the seizure like activity? What was your diagnosis?
     
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    Mary Forum Support Assistant

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    alice111 Senior Member

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    Have you tried straight gaba? When my benzos stopped being effective I switched to this and I have found I don't build a tolerance
     
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  5. Justin30

    Justin30 Senior Member

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    I will ask. I tried gabapentin but it was worse.
     

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