I have real bad anxeity and panic attacks with agoraphobia had this for 12 years but the last 6 mos Ive called 911 over 56 times Ill get the feeling or fear of dyeing losing control wanted to faint real dizzy ETC, Mental health doctor gave me Klonopin .5 twice a day BUT im scared im 42 year old male I was weight 330 4 months ago Now im down to 248 I cant even eat any more I cant go outside im always of afraid of dyeing , Is this good meds to take? What should I expect to feel while taking this meds ? I had the meds on me for 2 days and still haven't took any so please give me so info, Thanks
As a person who has suffered from agoraphobia and panic attacks for 13 years, I can tell you that when I was put on klonopin I was completely relived of panic attacks. Which in turn made it easier to cope with agoraphobia. I can't say I can completely leave my house but on occasion I am able to venture out. No where special but at least out of the house as long as I take one before I go. As for eating, the klonopin made it easier for me to eat. Believe it or not, the feeling you will get from taking it will be a calming affect. Overall this medication helped immensely. Good luck
Hi there - A few years back my doc must have switched me from xanax to klonopin without my knowing it. I know for certain that I was on xanax (I still have a few pills stored) and I know I am taking klonopin now. He probably said something when he changed it but I wasn't tuned in. I didn't even feel a change in the effect. I am sure if he had explained the change that I would have noticed it (he tricked me-you know how these docs are :) After having joined drugs.com I have learned that there is in fact a difference. The xanax is supposed to have a more rapid effect whereas as I understand it the klonopin has a more delayed effect that is spread out over time. I was just recently upped to 1.5 mg klonopin a day and without it I wouldn't be able to hold a job-I am just that anxious around people. I know your case is more extreme but this stuff is bound to help - Just passing on my personal experience.
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