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    Old 02-19-2014, 02:59 AM   #1
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    akathisia 'managed' by valium taken as needed

    im on 250mg clozapine.

    i still experience akathisia but i've finally found something that alleviates that.

    if i take valium 2x5mg as needed symptoms of akathisia disappears within 30 minutes. akathisia doesn't progress beyond that point.

    it's not perfect but ever since i used valium whenever i needed akathisia didn't progress.

    akathisia happens around twice a week and so i take valium around twice a week.

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    Old 02-19-2014, 01:22 PM   #2
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    Re: akathisia 'managed' by valium taken as needed

    Hi Koolguy

    Hope you are well.

    I have not got anything useful to say but I hope you find peace.

    I am currently in hospital on 300mg clozapine.

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    Old 02-21-2014, 02:33 AM   #3
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    Re: akathisia 'managed' by valium taken as needed

    funny thing for my case is i tried cogentin and it didn't work. i tried ativan in hospital but it didn't do anything. then i tried valium and it seems to alleviate symptoms of akathisia. i don't know why this is if the thing im suffering really is akathisia.
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    Old 02-21-2014, 10:18 PM   #4
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    Re: akathisia 'managed' by valium taken as needed

    i've found benzodiazepines (such as valium but specifically xanax for me) to be rather helpful. what's weird is that ambien sometimes helps too (but i obviously don't take that FOR akathesia.) cogentin helped me too, but if this hasn't helped you i would recommend trying benadryl. a low dose can effectively treat it, just be careful because high doses can make it WORSE. glad you found something that works for you!

     
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    Old 04-12-2014, 03:18 AM   #5
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    Re: akathisia 'managed' by valium taken as needed

    no akathisia for close to three weeks
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    Old 04-28-2014, 02:02 AM   #6
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    Re: akathisia 'managed' by valium taken as needed

    after four weeks finally an episode, well managed by valium
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    Old 05-02-2014, 11:06 AM   #7
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    Hi Koolguy.

    I just wanted to say that I am

    glad you are managing to find some peace in life

    after so much suffering.

     
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    Old 06-06-2014, 05:29 AM   #8
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    Re: akathisia 'managed' by valium taken as needed

    my pdoc and i have agreed that akathisia won't go away as long as i am on an ap medication. but he said it is good that we have found valium to manage the situation. i take valium up to once per week and this is ok with pdoc.
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    my pdoc and i have agreed that akathisia won't go away as long as i am on an ap medication. but he said it is good that we have found valium to manage the situation. i take valium up to once per week and this is ok with pdoc.
    Hi Koolguy


    Hope you are well.

    I was discharged from hospital in March this year on 250mg of clozapine.

    I am glad you have found a temporary-to-permanent solution.

    Diazepam even at high doses was not effective against my anxiety.

    You just need to hit on that miracle drug that will help you without comparing what others take as everyone is different.

     
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    Old 08-05-2014, 02:29 AM   #10
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    Re: akathisia 'managed' by valium taken as needed

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    Hi Koolguy

    Hope you are well.

    I have not got anything useful to say but I hope you find peace.

    I am currently in hospital on 300mg clozapine.

    Regards
    stay positive
    you will be alright

    god bless
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    Old 09-01-2014, 09:45 AM   #11
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    Re: akathisia 'managed' by valium taken as needed

    Long time since I have been online.

    How are things going Kool guy?

     
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    Old 09-15-2014, 05:59 AM   #12
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    Re: akathisia 'managed' by valium taken as needed

    valium is my permanent solution to akathisia. im happy
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    Old 10-01-2014, 10:32 AM   #13
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    valium is my permanent solution to akathisia. im happy
    Hi

    I am pleased for you that you have found a solution.

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    Old 05-25-2015, 09:24 AM   #14
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    Re: akathisia 'managed' by valium taken as needed

    Hi

    Well it has been over a year since my last post.

    Still on clozapine and the anxiety is under control.

    How about you, Koolguy, how are things?

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    Old 08-28-2016, 11:41 AM   #15
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    Re: akathisia 'managed' by valium taken as needed

    Hi

    Long time since last post.

    Koolguy are you still around?

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