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.