Anti anxiety medication klonopin

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1029865 tn?1252418538 Klonopin can work as a mood stabilizer although generally its an anti-anxiety medication. Prozac is an anti-depressent. Seroquel at that dose would be effective for sleep but not enough to have a mood stabilization effect. Ask your psychiatrist if you want to know more.
Avatar f tn Will only add that klonopin is a longer term anti-anxiety medication. Therapy is always a good idea if you can afford it. At this stage I wouldn't worry about addiction. And as cj29 mentioned xanax and klonopin are not comparable in terms of dosing. Hope all goes well with your doctor.
1243543 tn?1269124022 Meds like Xanax and Klonopin are highly addictive. I am very anti anxiety medication because i believe to completely rid this condition you must do so without medication. These medications only mask the symptoms of anxiety, when you take the meds away the anxiety returns. There is nothing wrong with taking them, if you use them the way that you are supposed to, just be prepared to take them for the rest of your life.
Avatar f tn Personnally, I take one of the oldest anti-anxiety medication around and that is diazepam. I take 10 mg. 4 times a day and find it keeps both my GAD and my panic attacks in check. This information is intended to supplement, not substitute for, the expertise and judgment of your physician, pharmacist or other healthcare professional. It should not be construed to indicate that use of the drug(s) is safe, appropriate or effective for you.
Avatar f tn A good option would be to have therapy to help address those underlying issues (which are creating the anxiety). That way when you come off or reduce the medication you will better be able to manage the anxiety. Medication only masks (manages, controls) symptoms it doesn't treat the underlying issue(s). A person's perception of events (and their perceived ability to cope) is what influences anxiety. Along with other things, such as: some medical conditions, caffeine, etc.
Avatar m tn I will give the antidepressants a little longer and take it from there. Which anti anxiety medication do you take and how helpful has it been for you? The antidepressants don't seem to do much but the Valium gives me some relif. I've been taking the Valium once in the morning for about 10 weeks. Well I'm off to get my second run on Lexapro as I'm out. Iv'e also found that Clanazapan is sold under a different brand name here, so maybe that will be a better option for me.
784382 tn?1376931040 I also take meds and have for at least 5 years. I take an SSRI (anti-depressant) and Klonopin (an anti-anxiety med). Sometimes I have gone off of them, but I really do require them to be fully functional and able to live without the fear of panic attacks.
682098 tn?1236908245 If you have only been taking the Ativan for two weeks AT THE DOSAGE your doc prescribed, you should have absolutely no problems simply stopping it. You would NOT have built up a tolerance to this med at this dose in two weeks. said that you found yourself "taking another one and another one........" EXACTLLY how much were/are you taking? I'm going to shake my finger at you for two reasons here......
Avatar f tn Does klonopin need to be taking daily to get in your system for it to work for anxiety or can you just take as needed?
Avatar f tn Klonopin doesn't really work as well on an as needed basis as other benzos, because it takes longer to act (and acts longer as well). Benzos aren't sleep medicine, they're anti-anxiety medicine. Given what you say, I'm wondering, is this a general practitioner or a psychiatrist? Because this isn't how klonopin is usually used. Using benzos as needed is better than taking them regularly, because taken regularly they are addictive and hard to stop taking.
Avatar f tn Just got put on 1 mg of klonopin 2 x daily. (clonazepam) yesterday. Noticed a little calming at 1/2 tablet, but took the prescribed 1 mg this morning ,and doesn't seem to be helping..anxiety is just as bad. Anyone have any experience with this med? Tks..
Avatar f tn IMO Klonipin is a poor choice for an anti-anxiety medication. I still can't figure out why doctors prescribe it when there are so many other meds dor anxiety that are just as effective and less damaging. Philtcbiaf is right. Klonipin is not even intended or designed to be a long term maintenence drug for anxiety. It has it use and that is for short term only. There are so many other safer anti-anxiety medications that are just as effective and not as harmful.
396332 tn?1320003615 Ok so I get really bad muscle twitches/ fasiculations from my anxiety. Not to mention a strange buzzing sensation in my lower back that kind of aches. Im currently on zanex and zoloft but with in the next month or so I will be getting off of the zanex. Im afraid that the twitches will invade my body again because every time I feel the zanex go away I get them. Is there any medication you guys would recommend other than zanex since I guess thats not a long term choice.
1650822 tn?1313332087 They may prescribe an antidepressant, and/or an anxiety medication. It's all based on your individual symptoms as to what they feel will work best.
Avatar f tn I have been on anxiety meds for a while and I got off I am back on it again just dont like the side effects of it. It didnt bither me before but it is now. I was taking Klonopin1mg 3x times but I decided to take it as needed and I broke the tablet in 1/2. My physician said the dosage was too high and now I am on it 2x a day .5 grams but I dont like the side effects is .5 mg lower or higher than 1 mg.????
Avatar m tn I've struggled with anxiety/insomnia for about 9 years. I've been on remeron for 8 years, ambien for 4 years, and xanax .5mg BID for about a year and a half. Although I've had some really terrible days, the combination of these medications was sufficient to allow me to recover, readjust my life, and go on. Recently an event triggered a severe bout of anxiety/insomnia that I have not been able to recover from.
Avatar f tn Some individuals do very well on a combination of an anti-anxiety medication and an anti-depressant, whereas others don't. That's usually determined by trial and erro. Not knowing your history it's difficult to make any recommendations that will give you the answers you need or just want to hear. Your provider is your best resource.
Avatar f tn I agree; make sure you taper off of the Klonopin, and if you need it, get back on it. Anti-depressants, in my experience, do work for panic and anxeity, but for me (I am on Zoloft), it actually increases my anxeity for the first month or so then seems to work. When I had panic last time I was also on Zoloft and on Klonopin. I was able to stop taking the Klonopin, but I came off of it over a period of a couple of months from a low dose to start with.
Avatar n tn Right now I feel I can manage my anxiety without taking anything extra. When my anxiety becomes bothersome I drink Kava tea and take a hot bath. When I was suffering from debilitating panic disorder years ago, I took the lorezapam once or twice a day until the Paxil kicked in. My panic attacks this time around were benign compared to those of years ago. The 12.5mg of PaxilCR has done wonders for me.
Avatar f tn I had been taking Klonopin .05 mg. 3 to 4 times daily for general anxiety. About a 6 weeks ago I had a panic attack and my NP switched me to Xanax XR 1mg. 2 times daily and .05 if needed. I want to switch back to the Klonopin now since things are better I don't really care for the Xanax XR. I have spoke to 3 different M.D. And they tell me I can switch to 1mg. Klonopin 3 times a day and then eventually taper down. I guess now I'm scared to try it.
Avatar n tn If it were me I would probably continue taking the klonopin (for a short period) and get myself into some good psychotherapy to help address underlying issues. (Unless the anxiety is a result of a medication issue which one could perhaps expect to resolve itself with good treatment planning and management.) I personally wouldn't consider taking any other psychiatric med (unless it was indicated for another psych disorder, like bipolar for example). Headaches can be a challenge.
669357 tn?1225716942 Welcome to the world of doctors who don't know a damn thing about these conditions or prescribing the correct medications. Who diagnosed you with PTSD? Whomever it was should have suggested, strongly, that you to get into some therapy with a qualified psychologist or psychiatrist to deal with this. Especially if you are experiencing flashbacks to the event(s) surrounding this DX. You say you have been on these meds for the past 7 years! Have you gotten any therapy during that time?
Avatar f tn Zoloft is a fine choice. It was my first AD medication and it put my Severe Depression and Anxiety in a complete remissive state for 4 years. It's good that your doctor has enough good sense to start you on an SSRI like Zoloft, rather than starting with an SNRI or Tri-Cyclic type of antidepressant. They are best saved as a fall back option if the Zoloft doesn't work for you. 50Mgs is a low dosage and a good starting point for Zoloft.
Avatar m tn There ARE other medications that can be taken for long term control of anxiety, but I would suggest giving the Klonopin a good trial before thinking about what else you could take. We have talked about this before, negive, and you really must give a medication enough time to work before switching to yet another. There is no magic bullet out there, negive, but the combination of medication and therapy will work wonders.
1650822 tn?1313332087 There's benzodiazepines. They are anti anxiety meds aka xanax, klonopin, valium. Klonopin is best for managing chronic anxiety because it stays in the system longer than xanax. Xanax is generally used for people who get panic attacks but not consistently enough to use it regularly. I'm on xanax as needed for panic attacks and I generally take 4-5 pills a month. Benzos are pretty addicting though so if he can get by without them..