netsavy006 Posted October 29, 2011 Share Posted October 29, 2011 I've never wanted to begin a benzo, but in a way I was forced by my inpatient doctor and my mom years ago when they wanted me on Valium. I kind of got addicted to that. I went from a 4mg per day total to 30mg per day in a matter of one year. Since starting Valium, I've not had any period off of a benzodiazapine. It's just been swapping one benzo for another. Are there any medications out there that can help eliminate or even reduce the need for a benzodiazapine? Anti-depressants make me manic. Buspar made me suicidal Neurontin destabilized my mood. Lyrica caused something my mom calls "being at war in my sleep" Inderal caused weird feelings in between doses. Vistaril made my heart race (I had a 130bpm from 50mg) I can't take another antipsychotic on top of Clozaril because they don't work. (Zyprexa, Seroquel, Risperdal, Invega, Geodon, Abilify, Saphris, Thorazine (allergy), Navane) Pdoc won't increase Clozaril because of the seizure risk. I go to therapy weekly, for 45min a session each week. Other than therapy, what options do I have? Thanks, ~ Andy Link to comment Share on other sites More sharing options...
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