I'm wondering if this will get me sleeping ... any thoughts? is 15 mg. fairly strong compared to the 2 mg of Klonopin ... my friend at the doctor's office (she's also an RN) said she wondered if they are not giving me the right med for bedtime and enough of it ... who knows ... I just need some sleep ... stupid Ultram ... it has totally messed me up ...
I would think for you having been on klonopin if 30 mg wouldn't have been better.
Try the Serax. It is usual practice to start low and up as needed. If the 15mg doesnt cut it they can always up to 30mg. Oxazepam (Serax) is pretty good medicine. Dont mix meds unless they tell you it is okay. You can ask but dont do it on your own no matter how tempting it is. You want to sleep but you also want to wake up at some point.
So I have tried the Serax for two nights and NOTHING else per doc's instructions ... first night was "okay" ... last night not so much, didn't sleep at all for the restlessness etc that goes along with drugs withdrawal issues ... so I called the doc's office this morning and asked for advice as to what I was to do and was told to now stop the Serax and go back on the Klonopin as before ... DUH, I wondered when the doc said to switch the two drugs cold turkey but I figured "they should know best" right? WRONG :( So I'm the one that is suffereing at the hands of these crazy doctors ... have you ever heard of dartboard medicine? That's what this feels like ... scary ... my mom thinks I should pull my records and go elsewhere after this very scary fiasco ... when you present in office with a blood pressure of 150/100 pulse of almost 100 ... and they want to give you an antidepressant and send you out the door ... I was so scared ...
I probably should have went to the ER ... thankfully the pressures have come down and stayed down, but not for their help ... still not sure about taking the Trazodone ... want to discuss it further with doc and see if adding that in will help with my anxiety/stress issues as long as it doesn't compromise my sex life with my dear hubby .. . I know that sounds a bit selfish but at this point, I'm tired of trading one issue for another sometimes worse issue ... so back to Klonopin ... sigh ... I did try 1 mg. this afternoon and I felt so much more relaxed and at ease after a nap ... so my body must have been wondering where the Klonopin was and the Serax was clearly not what I needed ... any thoughts?
I was allowed to take up to 3 Mgs of klonopin by psychiatrist but didnt feel it was working just like all the benzos I tried he decided to give me serax cause it was the one I hadn't tried he prescribed 15 Mgs up to 4 times a day but looking at conversion charts its nowhere equal to how much klonopin I was taking (2 to 2 1/2 Mgs) daily can anyone comment on this it seems an abrupt difference he's not trying to cut my benzo just change it cause I said klonopin wasn't helping but this dose doesn't seem equal at all
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