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Least effective benzo for social anxiety?


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I recently started to take some Klonopin, and unlike Diazepam and Ativan,Klonopin dosen't seem to cause sleepiness and drowsiness,its giving me a nice sense of "confidence ' and calm,nothing more just what i need for my social anxiety.
I usually take either 0.25 mg or 0.5 mg,with would last quite a whille since Klonopin have a nice long half-life. However i don't take it every day, mostly twice a week if i really need it !
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Temazepam? Just puts you to sleep.

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For me, Lorazepam + Propranolol Hydrochloride worked for about a month. I've been trying Aripiprazole(not a benzo drug, I biliv), but it doesn't seem to work for me. I have an appointment tomorrow so maybe I'll ask the doc for some Clonazepam.
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I have an appointment tomorrow so maybe I'll ask the doc for some Clonazepam.

Got it! We'll see how this baby works its magic...or not lol
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Got it! We'll see how this baby works its magic...or not lol

the combination with Klonopin, propranolol and lorezapam seems to have a good effect on my SAD so far. I feel extremely fatigued at the end of the day but thats not an issue after I get home from work.
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I would assume that the least effective benzo for SA would be the the least potent with longest release in the benzo class. Benzos with long release times don’t give you the near-instantaneous calm “spike” that you get with high potency short acting benzos like Xanax and Ativan. With that in mind, the least effective benzos would probably be Valium (diazepam) and Librium (chlorodiazepoxide). I’ve personally had no luck with benzos whatsoever, after trying Xanax, clonazepam and Ativan. My doctor put me on 4mg of Clonazepam per day and I felt nothing, not even sleepy. I guess benzos just act differently for different people.

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I guess benzos just act differently for different people.
True (not only for Benzos, but any kind of medication/drug...what might be "heaven" for one, might be a "nightmare" for another individual)! I also tried Xanax and Clonopin, but had no effect. The only "miracle drug" which ever helped me was Ativan. But I unfortunately got addicted and took it for a too long time. So right now I am weening that stuff off (being on 5mg daily - plan to reduce to maybe 1mg each week). It's an amazing medicine, but only if you use it each 2-3 days a week at max. If you take it on a daily routine (or worse - even 2-3 times a day), it will most likely become effectless and is most likely to make depression/anxiety etc even worse. Most people will eventually feel other negative phenomenons, such as long/short time memory loss and fatique.
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