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To Clonazepam or not to Clonazepam that is the question

#1

I’m seeing my psychiatrist tomorrow. I’ve been debating whether or not to start having some benzos on hand for emergencies.

But given that I’ve been having some freak outs lately that a benzo would have taken care of I think I’ll ask.

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#2

I don’t think a doctor can prescribe a benzo for a teen, or else I would ask also.

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#3

I think benzos are pretty safe as long as they’re used as sort of a last resort. I have .5mg ativan tablets that are only to be used in emergencies (panic attacks, overwhelming hallucinations (to be taken with prn haldol)). Don’t need much more than that.

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#4

I was prescribed a benzo at age 14 by my IOP pdoc. I don’t know if the law has changed or anything, but it wouldn’t hurt to ask.

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#5

Thanks, I think I will ask then.

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#6

I use 0.5mg cut in two for sleep and take another when i wake up in the middle of night

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