Klonopin and CFIDS/epilepsy

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Klonopin and CFIDS/epilepsy

Postby Daymoo » Sun Aug 18, 2019 8:30 pm

Hello,

I've been researching the studies on Klonopin and dementia, and I'm not surprised to find the findings contrast with Paul Cheney's discussion of the neuro protective qualities of Klonopin.

https://www.prohealth.com/library/dr-pa ... opin-19834

Does anyone know if Klonopin for preexisting epilepsy or CFIDS is an exception to the rule, in the dementia studies? I've tried a few anticonvulsants, and none work as well or as seamlessly as Klonopin. I'm thinking of raising my dose, for better quality of life, but I wanted to put this question first.

Thanks!
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Re: Klonopin and CFIDS/epilepsy

Postby Stavia » Mon Aug 19, 2019 12:28 pm

Daymoo, are you on clonazepam for epilepsy?
I see Cheney's website/book is quite old. 2001. He also uses doxepin which wouldnt be my choice in dementia prevention or in the elderly, its rather sedating.
Chronic fatigue is poorly understood and there are many competing theories. None are proven without doubt at this stage of the game.
I have quite a few patients with it who are treated by various specialists and none are given clonazepam or doxepin.

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Re: Klonopin and CFIDS/epilepsy

Postby Daymoo » Wed Aug 28, 2019 12:29 pm

Stavia wrote:Daymoo, are you on clonazepam for epilepsy?
I see Cheney's website/book is quite old. 2001. He also uses doxepin which wouldnt be my choice in dementia prevention or in the elderly, its rather sedating.
Chronic fatigue is poorly understood and there are many competing theories. None are proven without doubt at this stage of the game.
I have quite a few patients with it who are treated by various specialists and none are given clonazepam or doxepin.

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Thank you for this input, Stavia. I was put on Klonopin for sleep:anxiety:neuralgia issues back in the day. I did have some mild seizures when I had LYme (despite the Klonopin) but I don’t feel they are still an issue. I do have some left temporal lobe hypoprofusion from an old head injury; the doc recommended Neurontin but I have a concern about its effect on prolactin. I guess what I still don’t know is if that old injury generates enough nueroexcitability to warrant an anticonvulsant or if I can just get by with amino acids, DNRS. But it’s good to know that Klonopin is no longer indicated for CFIDS.
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