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Dr. Brian Nichol Dr. Nichol
Anesthesiology
26 years in practice
University of Arkansas for Medical Sciences/UAMS College of Medicine
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How can I comfortably get off of oxycodone? Dose isn't high enough to warrant suboxone. Past benzodiazepine dependencey, so I won't use those either.

How can I comfortably get off of oxycodone? Dose isn't high enough to warrant suboxone. Past benzodiazepine dependencey, so I won't use those either.

Taper dose: Gradually decreasing the dose will avoid most symptoms of narcotic abstinence symptoms. Clonidine is also useful in reducing the physical withdrawal symptoms. Your physician can evaluate and advise you.

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Dr. John Moranville Dr. Moranville
Psychiatry
32 years in practice
The University of Iowa Roy J. and Lucille A. Carver College of Medicine
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Would it be safe to take benzodiazepines and Suboxone together?

Would it be safe to take benzodiazepines and Suboxone together?

Not a good idea: Not sure why you would want to do this. Both are CNS depressants so would slow reaction time and be very sedating. Suboxone is used to detox from opiates and benzos are also addictive. If you have a problem with addiction it would not be advisable to take benzos. There are many alternatives for treatment of anxiety and depression. Talk to your doctor.

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Dr. Alan Ali Dr. Ali
Psychiatry
28 years in practice
University of Arkansas for Medical Sciences/UAMS College of Medicine
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Are benzodiazepines safe?

Benzodiazepines: Used for short-term treatment of anxiety, muscle spasm, insomnia, agitation, sedation, they are safe, as long as closely monitored by your doctor.

Dr. Alan Koenigsberg Dr. Koenigsberg
Psychiatry
38 years in practice
La Faculté Libre de Médecine de Lille
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Is cyclobenzaprine a benzodiazepine?

No: Cyclobenzaprine, also known as flexeril, (cyclobenzaprine hcl) is not a benzodiazepine. It is more closely related to the tricyclic antidepressants, and is used for muscle spasms.

Dr. Douglas Bey Dr. Bey
Psychiatry
53 years in practice
University of Illinois at Chicago College of Dentistry
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Can certain benzodiazepines treat pain?

Not directly: They can cut anxiety & relax muscles which may help indirectly.

Dr. Ronald Achong Dr. Achong
Surgery - Oral & Maxillofacial
14 years in practice
Louisiana State University School of Medicine in New Orleans
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Why was I given benzodiazepine for tmj?

Why was I given benzodiazepine for tmj?

Stress reduction: Often one of the causes of TMJ is stress. The benzodiazepine reduces your anxiety and stress and also helps you sleep better at night so that your joints can heal.

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Dr. Ralph Morgan Lewis Dr. Lewis
Family Medicine
34 years in practice
Philadelphia College of Osteopathic Medicine
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Can benzodiazepine treat hallucinations?

Can benzodiazepine treat hallucinations?

Unlikely: Benzo's are more likely to be associated with hallucinations, especially in overdoses or during drug withdrawal. Many report nightmares or vivid dreams while taking benzo's. Only one mention of benzo's used to treat auditory hallucinations in schizophrenic pt concluded effect resulted from muscle relaxing & anxiolytic effects.

Dr. Benjamin Solomon Dr. Solomon
Neurology
33 years in practice
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How can I get prescribed benzodiazepines?

Anxiety, generally: Benzodiazepines are a class of medications known as anxiolytics meaning anti-anxiety. Many who take benzos do so chronically for anxiety disorders that are long-standing. Others take benzos as needed to sleep or when anxiety suddenly becomes overwhelming. As for how to have this class of medication prescribed, I recommend an open conversation with your doctor.

Dr. Kenneth Adler Dr. Adler
Psychiatry
45 years in practice
University of Toledo College of Medicine
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How to not get tolerance on benzodiazepines?

Benzo dependence: Avoid regular daily use to avoid dependence.

Dr. Carlos Satulovsky Dr. Satulovsky
Psychiatry
24 years in practice
National University of La Plata Faculty of Medicine
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Do benzodiazepines have to be taken every day?

Only: Only if your dr indicated it. Otherwise is better to keep it as an as-needed med.

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Dr. Alan Ali Dr. Ali
Psychiatry
28 years in practice
University of Arkansas for Medical Sciences/UAMS College of Medicine
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Any benzodiazepine withdraw wise docs on here?

Any benzodiazepine withdraw wise docs on here?

BZ withdrawal: Any doctor prescribing bz can work with you on gradual tapering of bz.

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Dr. Pamela Pappas Dr. Pappas
Psychiatry
38 years in practice
Wake Forest University School of Medicine
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What would be too big a dose of benzodiazepines?

What would be too big a dose of benzodiazepines?

In a nutshell: Any dose of benzodiazepines beyond that prescribed, would be too big. Your doctor knows about your liver functioning, other medications or substances you're using, other illnesses you might have, etc -- and can recommend the best dose for your needs.

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Dr. Maureen Nash Dr. Nash
Psychiatry - Geriatric
20 years in practice
University of Kansas School of Medicine
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What are symptoms of benzodiazepine withdrawals?

Similar to alcohol: Anxiety, high pulse rate, high blood pressure, seizures, restlessness, and confusion are also possible.

Dr. Pamela Pappas Dr. Pappas
Psychiatry
38 years in practice
Wake Forest University School of Medicine
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In what way are benzodiazepines actually created?

In what way are benzodiazepines actually created?

Manufactured: Benzodiazepines are created by manufacturing them in labs. They do not come from any natural substance or plant.

Dr. Raghu Devabhaktuni Dr. Devabhaktuni
Psychiatry
36 years in practice
Andhra University, Andhra Medical College
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Does Pex-2 from India contain 2 mg of benzodiazepine?

Xanax - alprazolam: It is a generic Xanax (alprazolam) - 2mg tablet, internet has lot of positive and negative comments regarding this

Dr. Heidi Fowler Dr. Fowler
Psychiatry
21 years in practice
Uniformed Services University of the Health Sciences F. Edward Hebert School of Medicine
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Can you tell me what is the best benzodiazepine for anxiety?

Can you tell me what is the best benzodiazepine for anxiety?

There isn't a: Specific best benzodiazapine for anxiety. Each person responds differently to different benzodizapines. The best one for you may be selected by factors like half life, side effect profile and which one you respond to the best. Take care.

Dr. Benjamin Solomon Dr. Solomon
Neurology
33 years in practice
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What do I do if I keep testing positive for benzodiazepines?

Stop Taking/Testing: The way to stop testing positive for beenzodiazepines is either to stop taking them altogether or to to stop taking the drug test. Most benzos have detection periods of days to weeks in the blood or urine.

Dr. Alan Wartenberg Dr. Wartenberg
Addiction Medicine
45 years in practice
Medical College of Wisconsin
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What should I do about allergic problem with benzodiazepines?

Not take them??: Not sure what you mean by "allergy." true allergy - hives, itching, tongue and lips swelling, respiratory problems, wheezing etc. Are very unusual as a reaction to benzodiazepines. Other reactions - so-called "paradoxical" reactions are not allergies. They are just an exaggerated disinhibition that can result in people getting agitated after benzos, esp with alcohol.

Dr. Jack Underwood Dr. Underwood
Psychiatry
59 years in practice
Howard University College of Medicine
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Why are benzodiazepines no longer listed as schedule IV drugs?

Addiction: Benzos are schedule II drugs because of their high rate of becoming habit forming and addictive.

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