Author Topic: Looking to switch from Clonazepam to Diazepam  (Read 672 times)

[Buddie]

Re: Looking to switch from Clonazepam to Diazepam
« Reply #10 on: January 27, 2022, 03:01:08 am »
Hi folks, just an update. So my dr put me on the schedule below for this week
.25 Cloazepam morning + .25 Clonazepam evening + 5mg Diazepam bedtime

I'm also taking 10mg escitalopram morning and 10mg propanolol

The goal is to switch over to Diazepam and then taper 1mg per week.

I was wondering if I should start tapering my escitalopram as well? Been only taking it for a month.


I also take Trazodone occasionally (25mg) - so its a low dose

Thats a tough question about tapering the Escitalopram, ordinarily I'd say don't taper more than one medication at a time but since you've only been on it for a month, I'm wondering if its reached full efficacy and you could get away with tapering off of it while beginning your crossover?  Why are you considering going off of it?

Thanks [...], I want to be off all meds (mainly because of protracted withdrawal symptoms from my previous anti depressant Pristiq)
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[Buddie]

Re: Looking to switch from Clonazepam to Diazepam
« Reply #11 on: January 27, 2022, 03:05:23 am »
How are you crossing over?
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[Buddie]

Re: Looking to switch from Clonazepam to Diazepam
« Reply #12 on: January 27, 2022, 05:10:02 pm »
How are you crossing over?

Hi [...]

Currently my dr is putting me on .25 clonazepam morning/evening and 5mg diazepam bedtime.

I believe next week he may switch the morning clonazepam dose to 5mg diazepam.
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[Buddie]

Re: Looking to switch from Clonazepam to Diazepam
« Reply #13 on: January 27, 2022, 06:09:35 pm »
How are you liking the Valium?
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[Buddie]

Re: Looking to switch from Clonazepam to Diazepam
« Reply #14 on: January 28, 2022, 03:52:46 pm »
How are you liking the Valium?

Hi [...], I've  been on 0.25C Morning / 0.25C Evening and 5mg Diazepam bedtime

So far I am noticing that I am OK during the day however I get a sudden panic attack at 6am. Could it be because of the cortisol spike? I am taking the Diazepam at 11pm right before I sleep, maybe I should try taking it sooner?

After the panic attack at 6am there is heightened anxiety throughout the morning.
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[Buddie]

Re: Looking to switch from Clonazepam to Diazepam
« Reply #15 on: January 28, 2022, 03:56:54 pm »
I lost my job of 25 years [...] and had to go on disability  :'(, so I suppose I was not functional. I did make 6 RTW (return to work) attempts, but they all ended in failure. I am single and have no kids however.

Sorry to hear that [...], even though I've only been on these drugs for a few months, I can tell they can't  be good for you long term and I am planning to get off. Are you still taking Valium?
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[Buddie]

Re: Looking to switch from Clonazepam to Diazepam
« Reply #16 on: January 28, 2022, 06:29:22 pm »
Valium takes a few weeks to build up in your system.
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[Buddie]

Re: Looking to switch from Clonazepam to Diazepam
« Reply #17 on: February 10, 2022, 02:48:58 am »
Are you feeling any better?
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