Last year I medicated myself with 0.5mg of clonazepam daily for anxiety and insomnia. About 3 months later I discovered that it was not the correct way to improve and decided to reduce my dose in a 4 month period. At the end of December 2017 I was off clonazepam, but started to have withdrawal symptoms (anxiety, insomnia, suicidal thoughts, uneasiness) I decided to seek for help with a psychiatrist. He puts me on 0.5mg of clonazepam twice a day and gave me 25mg sertraline for a week and then updose to 50mg. I have been feeling a strange and different kind of anxiety, tremors, uneasiness, anxiety and irritability even at 1.0mg of clonazepam daily... I have somnolence also. Doctor told me that this is temporary (about 2 weeks and then it will subside and sertraline will take effect. Is that true? Is it possible that sertraline is causing more problems and is not the right med for me? Do I have to be patient and pass this tough adaptation phase?
any input is appreciated. Thanks!! I am desperate.