... effect. Klonopin for 8 yrs for sleep,then anxiety, at various dosages from five different psychiatrists. I want to be weaned off of Klonopin due to dangers of Benzos - to no avail at this time. Rather I have had dosages of Klonopin increased/decreased over 1 1/12 years. My insomnia is now severe for 5 months. Sleeping 2-4 per night. Two psychiatrists have - from 5/19/14 - 8/20/14 prescribed Temazepam, Trazadone, Doxepin and Mirtazapine, coupled with Klonpin to fight insomnia. To no avail. I see new psychiatrist 10/01/14. Any suggestions as to how to approach issue with new psychiatrist?
I have Bipolar Disorder 1. Insomnia for 10 yrs. Have taken Ambien for 1 year until it lost it's?
- 1 Sep 2014 by mrladfei5
- 1 September 2014
- ambien, klonopin, bipolar disorder, anxiety, insomnia, panic disorder, benzodiazepine, psychiatry
Added 1 Sep 2014:
As far as Klonopin usage for panic/anxiety. Useless. I have had 8 panic attack in last 3 years.
Just tell him/her what you have said here. Be upfront and withhold nothing about your concerns. The right Dr will get you on the road to wellness.
Might suggest that you discuss Seroquel with the doctor. It helps sleep and anxiety. Good luck.
It sounds like you don't respond to anxiety meds, at least all the benzos. There is a medicine I've been reading about that is a klonopin detoxification basically. Google klonopin detox, and you'll see it in all the answers. I've been on 2mg twice a day for 10 years and every nurse I've been talking to says it's not to be taken for over 6 months for anxiety disorders. I've avoided therapy my whole life, but now I have to do it. I am tired of having panic attacks and no control over odd triggers. I have agoraphobia and acute. I am about 75% in control. I highly recommend biofeedback for anxiety. It helpsb
it's very relaxing. And read this book if you have panic attacks, "many lives, many masters" The same author has a guided relaxation cd and book. He's a psych.
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