After having depression/anxiety symptoms and not being able to see my Dr for three weeks, I restarted on Prozac 20mg using some unfinished meds. After 10 days I became extremely agitated with constant rapid heartbeat; my anxiety symptoms magnified greatly, and worst of all, I have been unable to sleep more than two hours per night.

Sounding pretty desperate on the phone, my Drs office got me in today and he switched me to Lexapro 20mg, with Klonopin 0.5mg. He told me to take one Klonopin 0.5mg this evening, and then beginning tomorrow half the dose morning and evening. So, after taking the 0.5mg tablet this evening, it did initially relax me, and I was able to sleep for a couple of hours, but then I awoke with the same anxiety and rapid heartbeat symptoms. It's 3am now and I'm not feeling one bit tired or relaxed.

Does it take time for Klonopin to build up in your system before you feel any relief? Was I expecting too much, thinking that the 0.5mg tablet would knock me out when taking it for the first time? All help is so much appreciated; I am nearing the end of my rope with feeling intense anxiety 24/7. Thank you.