... clonazpam a day i take a 1mg pill every 4 hours and i sumtimes still get panic attacks any advice? Any input would b appricated
jroc95, i have terrible panic attacks. I take xanax I acn take up to 3 mg per day so far I'm at 2 mg. I alos take lexapro. I would talk to doc and tell them what is going on, may need to change meds or add something with what you are taking. Thats what i did I talk to the doc and he seen just how bad i was. Good luck, Von-1
I'm so sorry to hear what you are going through. I have had much the same problems, devoutly taking my medicine and still having occassional panic attacks. I can tell you that personally I am not a big fan of clonazepam. It lasts longer in your system but it just doesnt seem to work as well for me. I like Xanax XR. It is just like regular Xanax but lasts much longer, probably between 8-12 hours depending on how bad your attacks are. It also works faster than Clonazepam. And the last thing you want to do when you are having a panic attack is wait for your meds to kick it. And there is a generic version so you don't have to pay as much. Check with your doctor and ask about trying it. Also you may want to give a different SSRI a try. Good luck.
I am sorry to hear about your attacks. I suffer from anxiety as well. My doctor put me on Buspar 4x a day for treatment. I take Klonipin for severe attacks. I can't take this on a regular basis as I am also on Suboxone.
Maybe your doctor can look into the option of Buspar? It is non-narcotic and therefore safe to take as a maintenance regime.
Hope this helps, and hope you feel better real soon!
Hi, I have same problem, as a adolescent I could not even attend school, I was in 10th grade, that was in 1980. the day John Lennon was shot, I quit. I was always having racing thoughts, thought people were, laughing at me... for what? I have no idea, My family is religious, (baptists) and My parents worked all the time, I am youngest of 5, and My mom was almost 43 when I was born in 1965. I bring this up for this reason, I have run into MANY, MANY people who had similar panic attacks, etc... BUT these people i speak of, all were from Parents older than 39... Does this have anything to do with it? Always wondered... lol, I am 47 now, and I didn't start taking Clonazepam until 1993. Let me explain, I was given Valium 1st, a very low dose and Halcyon at the age of 17-19... with that, I was able to start getting back into a mall, or any store, I could finally look people in the eye, etc... BUT I still had thoughts that...
were coming at me from all directions, thoughts that would turn into... insults, I would think... "Did anyone hear me "? Like I said, it made no sense! I heard no voices, etc.. just me, and thoughts that were... STUPID, insulting thoughts for no reason! And, sometimes (as a DR. explained) my..defensive senses were taking over because i couldn't understand what was happening to me... It was like having turrets syndrome, I would ask people, (usually a friend or family member) and No no one heard me insult... I WISH I knew why I did that and why it still happens rarely, Does it have a name??? I am doing a lot better BUT, I still have slight fear, and have No problem going out anywhere, etc... went from, never going outside until dark and I'd hang out all night in my back yard, and so afraid of facing people, I had a BAD childhood, was "raped" by a adult male, non related, thank God at least for that much, but I was 7, he was 18, and... well, what happened to me was, a 3 year period of time where he would threaten me & my family, my dog, etc... and I can speak of it now, thanks to getting help, Before the 10th grade and even during 10th grade, I was a A & B student BUT, could not deal each day with all the people, it was more than overwhelming. My family, they are great people, My Mom passed away in 1997, and she... had a hard time admitting to herself that I had anything wrong with me, she would force me out and I would hide all day. In our garage, I digress, my point is... I have been taking these for years and NO other benzo's, (if so, very very rarely, was prescribed Xanax along with clonazepam, but was too, sleepy for me). I cannot speak for anyone else but i do know this, without therapy, and a psych. Dr. I would NOT be here today. And they still work for me... My advice for you... I am sure you see a therapist, etc.. But if not... You should maybe give it some thought. Also... Today is 3/29/12... I am now... lol, a worry wart BIG time, I mean I am not a complainer and I only spoke of what happened to me for a reason, and that was for... a explanation as to why that fear started, after that... thing he did to me, and no way would i try and press charges unless i KNEW he had $$$, I have been, offered at !^!!! To go to a NYC art school, and I COULD HAVE HAD A LIFE!!! BUT no, I had to be... put through that crap, and another thing, my Mom, she was very religious, it was 1972, and she was a HUGE founding member of our church, her brother was the pastor. I know i wrote a lot, I lost my sister Wilma Pillion, Harford County Md. on the 16th... she..was my big sis, closest to me in age, and... I am more than lost... I am soon to be homeles for 1st time and i won;';t be... Sorry, I DON'T want to die! or do anything stupid to myself... I am so tired of... all this... and it's more than hard on me... I have no friends anymore, all grown up, families, I never had a child, : ( I have one dear friend besides a family who... won't except me... ( because I WAS gay, Don't know anymore... ) I DO know... I LOVE people and nature and think I have spilled my guts too much, lol... I Apologize, I Just wanted that man to know... There is another med, sort of new, you can take with your "clon". and it's non addivtive but also helps in taking the edge off... well Again anyone who reads this... I simply ask you this... "Have you ever hurt"? And if so, having no one to reach out to, this all just came pouring out of me, and there is SO SO much more... lol, IF this were a movie... I know it would be a great one, IF done the right way... well Peace & Love to you all... My e-mail is randypillion@ comcast.net. I don't know ( I guess a month or so) I have left here, then??? Up 2 God... and ... I have NEVER felt such feelings, and YES! I am telling all this IN HOPES someone can look me up, see how i am (as a person despeate and CANNOT be homeless, NO, I won't. I NEED HELP! ANYONE with any info on what i can do... help me I beg you... I am so scared, not eating and having the worst dreams... Since my sister died its getting a little better, but, I was going to move in with her... and I just wish... well nevermind... take care and... OMG, sry for spilling my guts like that... BUT, I am soon dead or??? It's in God's hands, I can buy 5 bucks worth of Mega millions a 500 (atm prby alot higher by tomorrow) it;s ONLT 170 Million to one odds, UGH!, take care!
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