I have real bad anxiety and panic attacks with agoraphobia, I have had this for 12 years but the last 6 months I've called 911 over 56 times. I get the feeling or fear of dying losing, control wanted to faint real dizzy etc, Mental health doctor gave me Klonopin 0.5mg twice a day BUT I am scared. I am a 42 year old male I was weighing 330lb 4 months ago/ Now I'm down to 248 I can't even eat any more I can't go outside. I'm always of afraid of dying. Is this a good medicine to take? What should I expect to feel while taking this medicine? I had the medicine on me for 2 days and still haven't taken any so please give me some info. Thanks
Don't be afraid of the Klonopin. It will help. I find it very useful for helping to control my anxiety. You shouldn't have much in the way of side effects except maybe some tiredness. Give it a weeks try, you really have nothing to lose.
Hello, anxietyman; I completely agree with Laurie that you should just relax and take your prescribed med, .5 of Klonopin 2x a day. It will really help your anxiety.
There is nothing to be afraid of. You should be feeling much better, very soon:)
Laurie is absolutely right everything takes time to work. I used to take klonopin 5 mg now I take klonopin 1mg now 2 times a day. I'm feeling a little better panic attacks and anxiety is almost better.
Hang in there my friend
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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