i'm going thru a custody battle. Doc first put me on Xanax .5 worked for two days. Then tried klonopin 1 mg then 2mg that worked for a month and a half. I went to the hospital on Sunday bc it got so bad I passed out. They gave my Ativan the shot work the pills didn't do anything after a day. I'm also in therapy and have been diagnosed with extreme anxiety that is start to bring on depression. Are there any other benzos that work better? I would like to be put on a high dosage of klonopin but is that possible?
stk38208, im too suffer from real bad anxiety/panic that sends me to the hospital with heart attack symptoms. its awfull, and yes ativan shots is my hero when that happens. im suffering from ptsd after the sudden death of my nana in september. my dr put me on .5 xanax to take 2 times a day to keep it at bay, but it makes me so tired that i only take it if i feel an attack comming on. therapy is good, i too am in therapy, on prozac 40 mg daily, color, journal and try and meditate. ive thought of asking my dr about klonopin cause i heard the life in it is longer then xanax and dont run out of your system as quick, giving you longer relief. im sure if you ask your dr if mabe a higher dose of klonopin will be better for you, he/she wont mind at all. take care of yourself and let your family here at dc know how your comming along. ask lots of questions cause we all care
Hi Stk38208. Bit late in responding. Klonopin is a long lasting benzo whereas xanax is a short lasting one. I'm surprised that the klonopin is working better for you, because it stays in your body longer, and is meant to treat anxiety for the long term, so it works in that manner. Whereas the xanax is meant for short term relief, such as panic attacks and moments of high anxiety. If you feel that klonopin is going to get the relief you need, ask your doctor to increase the dose. Best to you,
Hello I WAS JUST WANTING TO ASK IF THE XANAX HELPED you at first and then it stopped working y didnt your dr take u up on the xanax i just know klonopin withdrawls suck but you can go up on the xanax not to much on klonopin im on the 2mg xanax and take 4 times a day at thats the max so maybe you can talk to ur dr and he or she put u on xanax and just have stronger dosage
I think the max daily dose of Klonopin is 6 mgs, although I've taken 18 mgs and I still couldn't sleep. Of course my shrink flipped and asked me not to do that again, I was very sick, to say the least.
I have been on 2 mgs twice a day of Klonopin for over 35 years, and it does keep my anxiety and panic attacks at bay. Unless I am under extreme duress, I do well on them.
So... might want to have a good talk with the shrink.
Often times drugs like klonopin vallium ativan Amd xanax are of course temporary fixes. After their affect wears off they can drop you lower. Make you paranoid or some days make you worse. Ask your pc to find an ssri or even am anti to even out the playing field a little to take everyday Amd keep those on hand for attacks !! Do not rely solely upon them. As an example vallium and clinician on their own made me feel worse after their affect wore off. Ativan is more stabilizing for me but xanax is great for true panoc attacks
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