Anti anxiety medication klonopin

Common Questions and Answers about Anti anxiety medication klonopin


Avatar n tn It is less often prescribed for anxiety. Klonopin (clonazepam) is often prescribed as a medication for anxiety. I would just add one other thing, from personal experience I know that trying to help family members with mental health issues is a very tricky thing. You should, of course, encourage your sister to get the very best help that she can, and reassure her that you care for her no less because she has had anxiety problems.
1029865 tn?1252422138 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.
1722607 tn?1335751458 My cardiologist gave me Klonopin to help with anxiety. I'm scheduled for an echocardiogram in 2 weeks. Not sure if something is wrong with my heart or if its anxiety. I have never taken anything like this before. It says its a seizure medicine! That's scary. Does anyone here take this drug? What does it do? Thanks for any comments!
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 i honestly use it the most at night. .5mg is lower than 1mg. have you been on other anti anxiety medications? there are more out there than just klonipin.
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..
1134609 tn?1269275800 That's a reasonable enough dose of Klonopin that withdrawal symptoms would be of concern if you titrated off it too fast but your psychiatrist's titration schedule seems reasonable. Klonopin is an anti-anxiety medication that can have some effect as a mood stabilizer as well. The more important thing is whether the Neurontin will work alone and if it doesn't there are other mood stabilizers that could be added to it. You should speak to your psychiatrist about it.
1243543 tn?1269127622 5 at night it did ok but felt like it wasnt working as good as it was and i wanted to try a longer acting anti anxiety pill instead of upping my dose so i asked my doc to switch me.Ive been on zanax everyday like this for about 2.5 months.She told me to stop the zanax last night was my last dose and start the klonopin this morn take .50 in am and .50 in pm no big deal she says.
Avatar f tn Just wanted you to know that my doctor had me on Klonopin 1 mg twice a day with Gabitrol (an antiseizure med) to prevent migraines for 3 years. I didn't know that Klonopin was an anti-anxiety pill or was addictive. WHen I went off it cold turkey I got really ill and then figured out what was the problem. I was so angry at my doctor for not telling me about my medications, but shame on me for just taking something without finding out about it.
Avatar f tn well i am on 2 different antidepressants right now. and the klonopin. i was also taking xanax for sleep, but it was way too strong for me so i canned it myself. but i have ALWAYS had sleep issues, i have no problems falling asleep, but i cant stay asleep, i wake up 2-5 times per night, so i wake up every morning feeling completely unrested and just drained. i suffer from major depressive disorder, anxiety and panic also.
Avatar n tn It's mode of action is also different - it has more of a hypnotic rather than an anti anxiety effect and can cause oversedation at the higher doses recommended for crossover. On the plus side, it is easier to cut the pills and they come in several different strengths. In addition, healing begins almost immediately because it effects different subunits of the GABA receptors. It is very helpful with the insomnia but less helpful with anxiety symptoms.
Avatar n tn Or perhaps you know of another medication option that might work better for my anxiety. I don't wish to be sedated just calmer. Thankyou so much for all your time an assistance.
880512 tn?1249088722 What I think your doctor may be trying to do is combine the Klonopin (long half life) with the Xanax (short half life) to give to a steady flow and lasting anti-anxiety effect. I only take Xanax at 3Mgs a day. (thats enough Xanax to put most people in a coma) But I have built a very high tolerance to the drug. Just be careful and don't get addicted like me.
1131131 tn?1275112088 but had absolutely no difficulty. As Klonopin is a long acting anti-anxiety it is generally the medicine of choice for patients with chronic panic disorder. I still take it , and although it may not kick in instantly as Xanax will when a panic episode begins, it keeps me calm enough in the long run. I practice lots of other ways of fighting agoraphobia (my diagnosis). When you say you reacted to Celexa and Zoloft, do you mean you had unacceptable side effects? I am guessing you did.
1895346 tn?1321309444 I sleep 2 or 3 hours per night and not all at once. My anxiety is so bad that I don't even answer my phone because I don't know who it is. My world is my house and my phone conversations with my kids. Twice I was rushed to the hospital. Once with a seizure and again when my heart rate was 176 beats per minute. No one will listen to me. I can't take it anymore. I feel like the world is coming to an end ALL THE TIME.
1243543 tn?1269127622 Why are so many people against anti anxiety meds like zanax and klonopin?If someone can take a daily anti depressant why cant they take a daily anti anxiety med?I personally cant take antidepressants im to sensitive to their side effects and they make me worse than the horrible generalized anxiety that i already suffer so horribly everyday from or believe me i would take them and yes ive tried several and gave them all enough time to build up or do something besides make me 10 times worse.
669357 tn?1225720542 Until you deal with THAT, drugs will only mask the symptoms and your problem will still be there. I am not saying that you don't need or should not use an anti-anxiety med to help you get through this ordeal, but they should be used in conjunction with therapy.
Avatar m tn Hello! It's very common to experience rebound anxiety after discontinuing an anti-anxiety medication. You should notice improvement with that over time, although, depending on what you were taking it to begin with (an anxiety disorder perhaps?) may need to address the anxiety with a professional. You could also be seeing the anxiety symptoms from the original condition you were treating with the Klonopin, as obviously, the Klonopin only treats the symptoms while you take it...
Avatar m tn Were you on Lithium or any med similar to it or a tricyclic anti-depressant when you took the LSD(or any other drugs?) Other chemicals are the only reason I can see that you're having this reaction so long after just taking it once. Post traumatic stress disorder couldn't be caused after doing it once unless you just took far too much or some really bad sh!t.
Avatar f tn I recently had breast cancer surgery and experienced abnormally high pain levels. I am still experiencing anxiety and an anti-anxiety drug would be helpful, but I am concerned about physical dependancy again and also drug interaction with the breast cancer drug Tomoxifen. Are there any non-addictive anxiety medications? What can be said about Lamictal? Thank you for your time.
411389 tn?1230128077 My doctor put it best - when taking effexor (plus many other anti-anxiety medicines like that) it gets worse before it gets better - and is the same when you come off of it. You will also find that on here, there are people who are on the medicine side of things and those of us who are on the "as natural as possible" side of things. I am on the latter. I have and occaisionally take Xanax, but am dealing with my anxiety head on using methods that were developed by Dr. Claire Weekes.
1134609 tn?1269275800 i started taking klonopin about 6 yrs ago after seeing a shrink for an anxiety spell that came out of nowhere. i took 1/2 to 2 pills 2x a day as needed of a .5mg dose till i came out of it. i basically just stopped taking it and never experienced any problems. i still take it occasionally as needed. i have never had a problem, and my doctor says its ok to take it as needed.
Avatar n tn The pharmacy gave me Clonipin accidentally and I was told it was an anti-seizure medication. If the medication is for a legitimate medical issue then you need to contact the pharmaceutical company that makes it. A lot of times they can either get you on a program they have so you can continue to get your medication or they can advise you on where to go to sign up so you don't have to go without your medicine.
Avatar f tn I started having anxiety and panic attacks when I was in 4th grade. Doctor after doctor told me it was "all in my head". I managed to get thru school and graduate. When my son was 2, I began to have horrible panic attacks until I was at the point of not wanting to leave my house. Thats when my fun with Benzo's began. My doctor put me on Xanax and it was my miracle drug. The panic attacks went away, the anxiety minimalized. I was able to live again!
390096 tn?1214510053 I’m not saying that I don’t ever experience any anxiety anymore ever- but therapy has really helped me to effectively deal with my anxiety without the klonopin. OK this next one sounds cliché and corny but it is more than true- STAY POSITIVE. If you scare yourself into believing that you are going to have a horrible withdrawal experience and that you will never get off of klonopin then you won’t be very likely to succeed. You need to celebrate small successes and cut yourself some slack.
1225331 tn?1333369369 Thanks Audrey for the detailed discussion about Klonopin. And you are right, I have seen many internet sites that talk about how awful the withdrawals are for the benzos. That's one of the things that made me afraid to take it. Also, it says that it may alter your mental state so that you may become depressed or want to commit suicide. Then if it takes a while to taper off of it - what would you do? You know what I mean? Thanks again everyone.