I suffer severe anxiety, panic attacks & extreme insomnia, in Australia atm they are trying to get everyone off the zanax, but i found that they were the only thing that kept me on the level& to b honest, i was also bein prescribed valium 19x 5mg per day & 3 x murelax 30mg per day. Finally i felt normal, could function in life like anyone else & occasionally was happy & felt safe from my mental world of pain!! What do i do now, that doctors are forcing me to take alternative medicine like paxam(clonazepam) which seems to do nothing but make my stress, anxiety & panic attacks more severe to the point i have to lock myself away in a room from even my family as i feel unsafe & that I'm frightened because of my now imbalance i may flip out & hurt someone, which us not the type of person i am!! Paul any advise people?? Pls help if u can
I am bipolar and suffer from other "condition" one which I detest is insomnia, I empathize with you mate.
I am 45 y/o and have been taking benzos for 20 odd years, I am on klonopin (clonazepam) now, and it helps with the anxiety and panic attacks (very high dose, not comparing just sharing). I was on xanax, but in the end after so many years of taking it I became tolerant to it and was taking a high dose of it for nothing.
Cut to the point, ask about Ativan (lorazepam) it is sedating and hypnotic among other things, I took it for some time and it did the trick for me, as you know everyone reacts to meds in different ways, but I recommend ativan.
Ativan is used in the treatment of anxiety; insomnia; panic disorder; sedation; cervical dystonia (and more), and belongs to the drug classes benzodiazepine anticonvulsants, benzodiazepines, miscellaneous antiemetics.
Best of luck,
Hello Paul; I feel for you in your time(s) of anxiety. You were indeed on a high dose of xanax. I hope they are giving you enough clonazepam. I have been taking clonazepam for many, many years for my anxiety. In my opinion, it works well and
I really like it. Please don't think bad thoughts about hurting someone. I'm sure
you won't. Hang in there for this stressful change in meds. You CAN do it!
Sincerely thinking about you,~~DD~~
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