I have been on clonazepam for more that 3 decades at the same dose (1.50mg). I have experienced increasing anxiety (GAD) over the years, especially in the past 4-6 yrs. By accident, during a particularly tough time, I took 2.0 clonazepam, and felt a respite from severe anxiety and its accompanying effects (tremor, poor sleep, hypervigilance, etc.). I have asked my present dr. to increase my 1.50 dose to 2mg. I know that my retired dr. would have complied, but many new drs. are more cautious.

I would like to know, what recourse I have to get a dr. to increase my dose. Living in anxiety on a daily basis, is a poor quality of life. Would a psychiatrist understand protracted w/d better as it seems that is the problem?