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Unfortunately, and I’m speaking about myself, benzodiazepines like klonopin, adavan, Xanax, and other benzodiazepines are extremely difficult and may be even be dangerous to get off of. It sometimes takes up to a year to wean off. Withdrawal symptoms are a nightmare. In my opinion, they should be removed from the pharmacies who fills them through your doctor.

Don’t start them is my advice as I’ve been on klonopin (Clonazapan) for years and I’m not able to wean off of. Adavan (lorazepan) is a little bit easier to wean off of. I can't speak about Xanax as I've never been on it.

I take 150 mg of Seroquel at bedtime for sleep and it is working. It makes me fall asleep during the day as well. I need to taper down. I’m also on lamictal in the morning and I don’t know what it’s for.
I recently had a genetics test and results will be discussed at my next psychiatrist appointment. Some say it doesn’t work. Others swear by it so we’ll see how it goes. I’ve also gone from 186 to 207 lbs in 4 months.

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I'm no great fan of benzodiazepines myself.
However, I disagree that they should be taken off the market and not be used.
The drug Klonopin which I consumed and took over two years to get of but I did it slow enough that I had no withdrawals. The drug Klonopin was originally developed to treat various types of Epileptic seizures, which works well for some people.
Surely you wouldn't want those people to not have access to it and undergo seizures again.
You didn't say why (or I failed to see) why you go to a Psychiatrist. Lamictal is an anti-seizure drug primarily used for generalized and focal seizures. numerous anticonvulsants are also mood stabilizers and may be used for various psychiatric conditions. psychiatric conditions. I would confront your doctor and ask why Lamictal was prescribed.
Seroquel has the potential to cause weight gain. A friend of mine that’s on it gained weight until he changed his diet. He said he was still hungry after eating so he ate more.
I hope all goes well,

Seroquel is for sure a weight gainer! I'm down from 300 to 100mg. and lost 5 pounds. I'm also worried about Kolonopin and Gabapentin. Can't think clearly @ all. Afraid to decrease Gabapentin for foot pain. I have OCD and afraid won't sleep and do compulsions all nite. What are these Doctors thinking? They aren't.