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switching up benzos
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(11-13-2017, 06:02 PM)bwitherite Wrote:
(05-20-2017, 06:17 PM)dynalift Wrote: I'm kind of considering the same issue, though I'm on a lower dose of Alps (1 mg). I also have k-pins and etiz. I find the etiz OK only in emergencies, does not really help for anxiety. But I have switched every other day between similar doses of K-pin and Alps and do find my attitude improves a bit, feel a little more energetic, but still keeps the anxiety at bay. I think giving the old receptors something different might be a good thing long term. You just have to stick with a taper schedule and make sure the equivalencies are correct--in theory, you might have better success this way than simply tapering from a single drug. Good luck! I think its very doable to get below 1mg alps by end of summer!

Saw this post. I took Etiz once but felt no effects. Is the medication supposed to be as effective as normal benzos? I know it is a different category but related. I just felt nothing when I took it for a few days. Maybe it was a bad batch.

Hi Bweitherite,

Etizolam is technically a "normal" benzo. Within the category "benzos," there are subgroups depending on minor molecular differences. Most of the classic benzos are 1,4-Benzodiazepines (diazepam, clonazepam, lorazepam, etc). Alprazolam and triazolam are triazolobenzodiazepines. Etizolam is a thienotriazolodiazepine.

Etizolam is actually the most-prescribed benzo in Asia. If you took it and felt nothing, it's possible that you didn't take enough or had a bad batch. I personally find it similar to lorazepam, potency-wise.

But different benzos have different effects on the various GABA-A receptor subunits, which is why they have subtle differences despite having the same mechanism of action.

This is a pretty good overview of the different GABA-A receptor subunits:
http://bluelight.org/vb/threads/550567-T...diazepines
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Messages In This Thread
switching up benzos - by cmdline - 05-19-2017, 02:36 PM
RE: switching up benzos - by dynalift - 05-20-2017, 06:17 PM
RE: switching up benzos - by bwitherite - 11-13-2017, 06:02 PM
RE: switching up benzos - by invisiblejungle - 11-14-2017, 01:24 AM
RE: switching up benzos - by cmdline - 05-21-2017, 11:53 AM
RE: switching up benzos - by cmdline - 05-30-2017, 11:02 AM
RE: switching up benzos - by fishfarmer - 06-14-2017, 12:48 AM
RE: switching up benzos - by cmdline - 06-14-2017, 08:17 PM
RE: switching up benzos - by MUSEical - 06-14-2017, 10:31 PM
RE: switching up benzos - by fishfarmer - 06-15-2017, 12:28 AM
RE: switching up benzos - by FirePlaces - 06-15-2017, 01:37 PM
RE: switching up benzos - by cmdline - 06-15-2017, 02:33 PM
RE: switching up benzos - by misterbeefy - 06-20-2017, 04:11 PM
RE: switching up benzos - by cmdline - 06-30-2017, 10:21 PM
RE: switching up benzos - by MoJim - 08-30-2017, 04:13 PM
RE: switching up benzos - by MoonChild - 09-08-2017, 06:29 AM
RE: switching up benzos - by cutstack - 10-26-2017, 06:10 PM
RE: switching up benzos - by invisiblejungle - 10-27-2017, 02:29 PM
RE: switching up benzos - by Chantilly - 11-07-2017, 01:50 AM

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