ring me down & stopping it. he say's it can cause me to stop breathing. I do have copd , that;s broncontis with emphestama sp check. I do have panic disorder with agoraphobia really bad. I got down to 1/2 mg. twice a day & I was losing it. I had to stay with a friend 24/7 & was glued to the recliner . my question is it worth staying on it & finding a new dr. or is his concern really valid? I do take other meds because I aldo have some rare diseases found at mgh mass. general hospital. I'm a 56 y.o. male & have polymyostis * mitochondrial disease excuse my spelling . ifyou ca be of any POSITIVE feedback or info. I would be very greatful. even if you think your input esn't signifact to you it may really help me. PLEASE no negative or harsh wordsto me, that's not what I need even if you mean well. honesty & your own experience YES . catch my drift. thanks a lot I'm really suffering pretty much alone, my friend tries but doest know how to be supportive. I'm afraid of winding up in a rest home or an assisted living facility, because I could not function after 2 weeks.
You may want to discuss alternati e medications with your doctor. Many of the antidepressants such as Zoloft can help with your anxiety disorder. These take time to work so you will have to be patient, but if he can keep you on a low dose of Klonopin until it is working well worth the try.
I am so sorry you are hurting so badly. I agree with the other comments. There are many antidepressants that help with anxiety, as anxiety is the flip side of the coin of depression. However, it does take a few weeks before you feel the benefits of the antidepressants so you must try to be patient and if you believe in God pray. Also I would suggest getting another Dr, because many patients take benzos with COPD.
May God bless you. Take care and be safe.
P.S.. I also have polymyositis and dermatomyositis.
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