My question is what are better ways other than taking klonopin to help me prevent having these attacks.
I recommend learning relaxation exercises such as guided imagery and deep breathing. As simple as they may seem, they can be very effective in reducing anxiety. The following site explains both these type exercises:
You may find that an antidepressant that is also used for treating anxiety would help you. Medicines such as Lexapro, Celexa, and Paxil are very helpful for some people. You maybe able to reduce your klonopin use by taking one of these meds. While trying to treat the anxiety with non-medicinal means is preferred taking medicine is necessary for some.
A good therapist maybe able to help you identify your fears and root causes of your anxiety. Getting to the heart of the matter along with drug therapy is very effective in preventing anxiety and panic attacks.
Along the same lines as learning self relaxation and guided imagery would be to learn biofeedback as a different way to respond to feelings of anxiety. I think therapy was key to my resolving my anxiety issues, and I did get help for awhile by being on a beta-blocker, such as Inderal. It really made a big difference. I hope you can find your way to not having this problem/issue anymore.
- Klonopin Information for Consumers
- Klonopin Information for Healthcare Professionals (includes dosage details)
- Side Effects of Klonopin (detailed)
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