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What is better for emergency? Anti-psychotics or benzos?
Anti-psychotics : Seroquel24.35%
A-P : Risperdal12.17%
A-P : Zyprexa (low dose)00.00%
Benzo : Klonopin2043.48%
Benzo : ativan613.04%
Benzo : xanax919.57%
Benzo : sleep pill (emergency!)00.00%
Benzo : valium, librium, tranxene817.39%
 
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I wonder when you feel DP/DR'ed and dissociated to the roof, what is better to take, to help, and for long-term risks.

From a girl who have crisis and don't know how to manage this, who is hypocondriac and is afraid like hell of TD and EPS.
 

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All of the above, can have horrendous side effects, and withdrawals. If there was an option, to say none of the above, that I would have chosen.

Tardive Dsykenisia, is a higher risk factor for anti-psychotics, as well as the major mental blunting affects.

Valium, Klonopin, are both poison in a package, which was researched into causing awful tolerence damage, and withdrawal, a few decades ago now.

Grandma-stole-my-wheels!
 
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Didn't know a good answer as you said for an emergency.

For long-term maintenance and improvement -- Klonopin/clonazepam. It took a month or more for a high dose of Klonopin to start to touch the DP/DR for me.

I find antipsychotics of any kind make DP/DR worse (tried some old ones years ago and they made me feel completely gone, utterly GONE). They also terrify me re: the long-term side-effects. A few people mention improvement.

In an EMERGENCY ... if you are really completely lost ... for me nothing works -- I simply do everything I can to "get myself back" which sometimes simply takes the passage of time and listening to someone talk to me. If I feel PANIC I have once in a blue moon taken a Xanax and found that the most effective. I have an emergency "stash" of 20 Xanax. I got this last Rx two years ago. I have 15 pills left. I think they are 2mg. So I have only used 5 of them in the past 2 years ... as a matter of fact I believe they are expired.

Oddly enough, Valium and Ativan (and maybe other benzos I've tried in years past) are literally like sugar pills. I can't explain it. They do NOTHING for me. I feel no effect from them at all. I'd have to take a very large dose to feel something, and wouldn't want to.

It is true, benzos cause withdrawal, but particularly if you go cold turkey. For me, I already know that ultimate weaning (if I ever do) off of Klonopin will be Hell. But all it will do is, I assume, take me back to my original DP/DR which was horrible BEFORE medication. I'll take the medication.
 

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In a emergency a benzo is the best option. Preferably a reasonably fast acting one such as valium or lorazepam. Both of those benzodiazepines can also be given IV or IM which will work even faster.
 
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