two years.it helped a little at first but now it doesnt work at all and my dr refuses to write me anything else.what can i do?im sufferin.i have panic attacks that last for days
Rather than tying to get another benzodiazepine such as klonopin, xanax or ativan, ask the doctor about trying an antidpressant which also treats anxiety such as Zoloft or Celexa. You could stay on the klonopin at night for the insomnia and the antidepressant during the day for the anxiety.
Ive been diagnosed PTSD I've been on klonipin for years Its a horrible drug. Your body will grow tolerant of it.I was upto 8mg a day. When I moved to Texas the VA Drs said it was illegal to be prescribed that much and my dose was cut in half I am now on 2mg a day the way i made it was keep taking the dose your on and on your own try taking 1 less so when you start to withdrawl take the extra to take the edge off. Your Dr can not just stop this med the side effects can be very severe you must be weened off but even when your at .5 and .25 mg you will still go through withdrawl... good luck... Ed... The only thing is the Dr giving you a higher dose I went through the same thing when it was't working for me but you can only be prescribed so much. Believe me talk to your dr and try to ween yourself off of this med.
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