I have been on Alprazolam ER 1 mg for aprox 6yrs once a day, I feel it isnt lasting as long as it use to. my doctor wants to switch me to Klonopin 0.5 twice a day. what is the difference between the two. I dont like having to take meds for my anxiety but I know that I need them, I have a terrible fear of changing meds, from what I have read Klonopin is very hard to get off of and can cause serious effects, am I better off getting a higher dose of Alprazolam ER which my doctor doesnt want to do, or try the Klonopin. I did hear it can make you loopy, I work 2 jobs and cant be in a fog. any suggestions please.
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16 Mar 2013
rose52, I have to agree with Laurie again. I know Xanax is very addictive too. There were a couple of people I was in treatment with, a few yrs ago, that were there for Xanax addiction. But they clearly were using it for recreational purposes. I have taken Klonopin for years. After a traumatic event, I was on 2mg 3 x a day. Way too much, so when my panic attacks lessened, and I became emotionally better, I asked my Dr. To drop it down to 1mg 3 x a day. I've never had problems with it either. It's been a lifesaver. I hope you'll be less nervous to try it, and I truly hope it helps. By the way, my moms first name was Rosé. Beautiful name. Ruthie
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