... 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.
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.
Search for questions
Still looking for answers? Try searching for what you seek or ask your own question.
Updated 26 Mar 2018 • 16 answers
Updated 29 Jun 2010 • 2 answers
Updated 22 Aug 2013 • 9 answers
Updated 31 May 2015 • 2 answers
Updated 16 Jul 2018 • 1 answer