... life. Something recently happened and I got depression / anxiety. Have had the anxiety with stomach aches and feeling very nervous, crying spells to relieve the tense pressure, for 5 1/2 months. My doctor had me take lexapro 10 mg, 15mg , 20mg. With no help. Now I've been on effexor xr 75 mg, 150 mg and now on 225 mg for 5 days. When I increased to the 225mg the anxiety stomach ache stopped for 4 days and then came back. My doctor wants me to also take .5 mg klonopin. 4x a day while we are trying to get an antidepressant that helps with anxiety to work. I think the anxiety is because the klonopin does not work anymore and I'm having withdrawal anxiety. Im afraid to take much more of it but am taking 1.5 mg and don't like that. It's been a nitemare and I'm missing out on things in life and not working right now. I just want to be happy again and enjoy life Has anyone had anxiety when their klonopin stopped being effective? And for how long? Am I wrong about thinking this. Thank you very much, anyone that can advise me on this topic. Debby
I took .75 mg of Klonopin at bedtime for 5 years for anxiety. I felt the best I ever had in my?
- 15 Nov 2013 by Debbylynn
- 16 November 2013
- klonopin, depression, anxiety, generalized anxiety disorder, nervous, stomach, pressure
Added 16 Nov 2013:
I just want to mention when I had concerns about taking the klonopin 5 yrs ago, my doctor always told me, you feel so good now and you can wein off it anytime in the future. You are on such a low dose.
Hi Debbylynn from my own experence i really think you are going to start to feel better very soon..I don't really say that much about my medications but the two best after many Years of trial and error BINGO the best i have been in years were klonipin and effexor xr, None of the other ssri's worked for me at all lexapro,zoloft,etc And i well swear this is not withdrawls of the klonopin Your doctor is doing a great job at bringing up the effexor slow and sure the adverage dose for most until you have been on it for a while is 300mg but they increase it about every 5 to 10 days by 75mg and i take klonipin 1 mg upto 3 to 4 times daily.the said thing about this anxiety and depression is they overlap and its hard sometime to tell the difference even for the doctor's and sadly they can't take a blood test to see what we are lacking and add it.
we have to go through trial and error one nice thing about the effexor is it is a ssri and works on 2 other thing very importaint dopimine and ? sorry forgot the other before the doctor increase's the effexor make sure you are taking it at the same time each day it helps the ups and downs.I feel that you were doing so well for so long that you are putting to much pressure on yourself dear.if you get another 5 days and no change call the doctor and see if he/she well try the next increase after you tell them what happened,It is very common to take effexor and a benzodiazipin like klonipin,alprazolam, Please know you are not alone and it is going to get better soon try hard not to focus on your stomach or irrigular heart beat shaking,if it starts think of something else you enjoy things like this works for me. I don't know if you are but lots of benifits with effexor if you are not already at some point you can take the effexor xr all in one dose so your blood level does not keep changing works great for me don't do this until the doctor says its okay And you might ask about having the klonipin pinched up a notch for us with the bigger panic disorder we usely have to take more than others but if it works i dont' worry about it as long as i can run my life the way that my problems were holding me back feel free to ask me in the private questions we are friends..hang in there think positive and keep plugging along sounds like it is getting real close my friend..and don't take it out on yourself i believe strongly of chemical imbalance and we have no choice of taking these meds but as long as we can live a normal life that is the goal.
Chuck Wise Sr. retired pharmacy technician Cpht portland,Or. be patient and keep the chin up.it well get much better Chuck.
I took Xanax for years Had bad reaction to Zoloft and Paxil now on Effexor 150mg xr a day helps with all my anxiety issues I do not know how long ou have been on Effexor but most antidepressants take about 4 weeks to "Kick in"
Found I do not need the xanax like I used to take one in the morning before work used to take 3 a day
At the dose you and I take Effexor works on the reuptake of serontonin and norepinephrine Effexor and Cymbalta do this nefazodone/Serzone is a mild reuptake inhibitor of serontonin and nor epi..used to take this..
Dear Debby; Hi, I just wanted to add that it sounds like you are doing
everything right in regards to your mental health..I'm very glad that you also have a good therapist, in addition to your mental health Dr. I have been
taking Klonopin for years, and found it very effective in calming my anxiety.
I don't have any experience with effexor, but I'm hoping you will be feeling
Happy and enjoying your life in no time at all! Keep your head up:) ~~DD~~
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