Need Klonopin with 10mg Lexarpo, is that ok perm.? Hi, I am on 10mg Lexapro for 2 weeks now,?
- 6 Sep 2014 by LexaHelp
- 7 Sep 2014
- klonopin, lexapro, zoloft, depression, anxiety, panic disorder, generalized anxiety disorder, symptom
... started 5mg about 45 days ago. This was a switch from Zoloft. I have noticed my anxiety has been reduced, especially the physical symptoms. However, I still feel like I need about 0.75mg of Klonopin, 0.25 x 3 in order to keep myself totally calm, especially the morning dose at 10am. I have been out of work for 3 months and need to get back to my life. I am single and I still worry a lot about going back home, living alone, and going back to work. As of 4 months ago, I was only on 50mg Zoloft and 0.5mg Klonopin for 12 years and did so well without ever noticing any anxiety. I do wake up with morning anxiety and that has not gotten much better, I slept like a rock before this started 3 months ago.
The question is, is that ok to keep taking Klonopin permanently along with 10mg Lexapro? I really do not want to increase the Lexapro if I don't have to. Since I started Lexapro, I have reduced the Klonopin from 1.25mg to 0.75mg.
Will things keep getting better with Lexapro or is this as good as it gets?
Please note that I do lack motivation, but that probably mainly due to being bored and not having much to do all day or I might be due to what occured and made me pause my life for 3 months.
Is the same Dr prescribing all the meds?
It can take 4-6 weeks until the lexapro is working at full peak. During that time klonopin is ok. Once its past that time you shouldn't need it. I'd count the time from when you started the 10 mg.
I have been taking 20 mgs. of Lexapro & normally 2-3 mg. of Klonopin daily for several years.
I have never had a problem with the combination; however, it sounds as if you might really benefit from talking to your doctor about bumping up your dose of Lexapro to 15-20 mgs./day. Why don't you want to take more than 10 mg. a day, if I may ask? Lexapro has been much more effective for me at 20 mg. than at 10 mg--- 20 mg. is a commonly prescribed dose of Lexapro. Different people respond differently to every med and perhaps your brain & body are trying to tell you 10 mg. is an inadequate dose for you?
I would definitely discuss it with my doctor--at least about maybe trying it out at the higher dose or temporarily while you are getting over things and trying to move forward, etc.
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