seems to be working just as good just want to stop panic attacks and sleep through the nite and wake up with no depression and have no energy
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In a way xanax and klonopin are very similar.In fact they are in the same type of medication class called benzodiapines.These types of drugs act on receptors in the brain called (GABA).Which are thought to help with relaxation and overall quick relief of anxiety,panic attacks,mood disorders,etc.If you have any other questions.Please feel free to ask me.I'm always here to help.:)
Arachnoid beat me to it but yes, klonopin is like xanax, same class of drug, chemically work in the same manner. I've been on both as well as ativan, in my experience they all work more or less the same, xanax has gotten popular on the streets and a lot of dr's don't want to prescribe it, and personally I prefer the klonopin or ativan over the xanax b/c that seemed like it always made me want to eat and I gained a bunch of weight. Not sure if any of them will help with depression per se, but will help with anxiety in general and somewhat larger doses can act kinda like a sedative, so they can help with a panic attack or help you relax and fall asleep. Those are all the same reasons I take it. And if you take it at night to help sleep it should be pretty much worn off and not make you drag in the morning.
Hi booter, Perhaps you should speak to your doctor about your depression. If you are waking up depressed every day, maybe you need a mild anti-depressant?
Whatever you do, do not try Wellbutrin, as it exacerbates panic attacks!
Please post again, and let us know how you are doing.
Yes. They are both benzo.'s. I was on klonapin for several years and find that I got better results from klonapin than zanax because I would get the same effect every time from the same dosage. For some reason the zanax didn't alway's give the same effect, meaning I would have to double-up. But unfortunately I did find that they tended to leave me with a slight hangover in the morning.
Yes, Xanax and Klonopin are both benzodiazapines. The problem with Xanax is that it is fast-acting and one can experience a withdrawal effect from dose to dose which can exacerbate anxiety/panic attacks. I have been on both and my preference is Klonopin for it's long-acting effects and greater ability to stay asleep longer through the night.
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