2nd September 2008 10:07 PM
Clonidine & Klonopin
I am thinking of talking with my doc about possibly trying one of these meds....I am not sure of the differences but Clonidine I know is prescribed to stop meno flushing in women.
What I am most concerned with is can either med be used only as needed? Not a daily forever thing?
I was thinking that it would be nice to have something on hand for when I have flushing episodes and need to help get it under control quickly but not be stuck on the med everyday forever.....
does anyone use either of these and what has been the good and bad with them.
Last edited by Lookout; 2nd September 2008 at 10:10 PM.
3rd September 2008 01:44 AM
I've stopped flushes with a small dose of clonidine before, but the results were inconsistent and if you take too much, you get light-headed and it's actually a bit dangerous. Under a doctor's care, maybe that could be resolved.
Originally Posted by Lookout
Clonazepam works well for anxiety-related flushing and can be taken as-needed. But be careful - physical addiction can happen quickly if you take it too often. Don't take it over more than a 48 hr period (24 hrs is preferable) and always give yourself at least 5 full days to washout. If you do get some withdrawals (it's inevitable, as you get used to using it) valerian root can calm them. Make sure the valerian root is standardized for valerenic acid.
12th September 2008 10:19 PM