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Has anyone done this successfully?  How did you deal with your anxiety--social, GAD--without your benzodiazepine?  I've been taking it as prescribed since 2003.  I am addicted.

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2 minutes ago, notloki said:

It is unlikely you are addicted. More like dependent.

 

What is the difference?  How does Propranolol help your anxiety versus Clonazepam?

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16 minutes ago, Inanlae said:

What is the difference?  How does Propranolol help your anxiety versus Clonazepam?

Dependance refers to the physical symptoms, such as becoming tolerant and having marked wothdrawl when you stop. Addiction refers to behavioral changes, such as reckless behavior and prioritizing the drug over other important things. Propanalol (inderal) is usually used to treat the physical symptoms of anxiety (such as heart racing) It is a beta blocker so it doesn't hit the GABA receptors like klonipin. You can take it 2 or 3 (three can be better depending on the coverage you need) times a day, but I also know people who take it PRN. How much klonipin are u taking? 

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I'm not on any Klonipin.  3mg Ativan/day.  I think I have both dependence and addiction.  I've done some bad things to avoid withdrawal. : (

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2 hours ago, Inanlae said:

I'm not on any Klonipin.  3mg Ativan/day.  I think I have both dependence and addiction.  I've done some bad things to avoid withdrawal. : (

Then why did u ask about clonazepam?

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IT depends on what you are doing to avoid withdrawal. IF you are taking more than prescribed that could indicate addiction. Running out early could also indicate addiction. I think Iceberg wroe a good description of addiction vs. dependence. Propranolol can be used as needed or all the time. If anxiety comes and goes, prn dosing makes sense. I have a hand tremor caused by abilify which is constant so prn dosing makes no sense.

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