dear all , i m taking clonzepam/clovas 0.25 mg. twice a day along with trazodone 25 mg. at night. i am regular user of tobacco chewing , left alcohol before 1 year. used to clonazepam since 6 years, and it helps me a lot to fight with anxiety and depression. but my main problem is my inner heart is cursing me for taking clonazepam because i am now dependent on it... i can't feel better without taking it.. i tried many times to leave this habit of taking clonazepam but i failed . and must start taking it... i'm highly emotional, and mood changing person... wht should i do? leave clonzepam or take it as usual.. wht type of dose i should try ... now i can't trust dr. and lk to know ur reviewsk.. help me to fight with my heavy anxiety and depression...
Don't curse yourself for needing to take a medication for controlling the anxiety. I take clonazepam as needed .5mgs once or twice a day. You are on a low dose and if you really needed to stop, you could slowly reduce your dosage without much problem. If you need it though why stop.
There are other medications that are less addictive that help with anxiety and mood swings. Many of the antidepressants such as Lexapro and Zoloft are very effective in this category. There are many many other medicines besides clonazepam that you could benefit from without the worry of dependence. Just a thought. Don't be too hard on yourself.
First off... Panic happens.. It's our brains getting out of whack and we need to address the actual issue of PANIC not covering up the fact that we have it. Our brains need fixing and there isn't a pill in the world that will do that for you. So, if you want to -fight- to win against panic, then you get yourself to a councilor who specializes in panic disorders. NOT A PSYCHOLOGIST who gets kick backs from drug companies for pushing out the next best thing.
I had panic so bad I couldn't even go outside, I couldn't take my daughter to the park I couldn't even go with my mum shopping. One day I got so mad, I said some pretty nasty things and called up Miss Tracy - and she using a breathing method helped me cure myself. SHE gave me the tools through deep breathing techniques and visualizations to actually CURE MYSELF. It's retraining your brain to function normally when faced with the fight or flight that's become messed up inside of us. Research shows that medications DO NOTHING to help panic, Sure it will keep it away, but then... What happens when they are away... How are you gonna now get off the medication you're body has become dependent on? Yeah - That would tick me off too, Medication didn't make your brain go haywire so it won't fix it either. YOU have to have dedication and trust in who you go to and you WILL get better. I wish you the best of luck, and know I am LIVING PROOF that this works.
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