I have taken klonopin in July for two months and really helped me a lot it made me happy, I lost my insurance and wasn't able to see my doctor any more so I had to get off them my own and now I was able to get them again but they don't feel like they are working the same as they used to any advice?
Your depression and suicidal thoughts may not be from the Klonopin. Klonopin is for chronic anxiety. It may not help much for your mentioned symptoms. I would talk to the prescribing physician letting him/her know of your depression and thoughts. There are many antidepressants that would also help with anxiety.
Klonopin is a benzodiazapene but is not often used to combat depression. Its efficacy is paramount in lessening the symptoms of anxiety, pain attacks etc. It is not commonly used to treat depression. Initially, you feel euphoric effects (like you experienced in July and August). After the "honeymoon" period, this drug can actually cause depression to potential worsen as it is a strong central nervous system depressant. What anti depressants have you tried if any? They are the better way to go.
I've had to trade a bit of daily, fleeting depression for Klonopin's obliterating my OCD. But, can go with one dose (2mg) a week. Too much and the withdrawals are ghastly! My doctor over prescribed, so I slashed my dose by 1/9th and will slash this again by another 1/7th! A little really does go a long way! This way, my OCD is gone and there's zero depression. Everyone is different, be careful and God bless you.
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