Social anxiety klonopin

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Avatar n tn I have depression/gen. anxiety, with social anxiety. I take klonopin only as needed for a few days-when I am having an extremely hard time. I have tried many different meds. Am currently on Paxil-it is more geared toward social type anxieties, and seems to be working fairly well. I still have more depression, esp. this time of year, than I would like but at least my (performance)-social anxiety is managable. Hope you find whats right for you.
494087 tn?1257796807 I was diagnosed with social anxiety and panic disorder a year ago. I take remeron and klonopin but the doctor says only to take them at night. I think I need some medication to get through the day but I am afraid to tell him I am having trouble getting through the day. I always have a butterfly feeling in my stomach and when I have to go in public I get very nervous and feel like everyone is looking at me. I guess my question is does anyone else feel this way and what should I do?
1029865 tn?1252422138 If I was you and you need it I would ask for it twice a day. Because that will wear off by the eve. I have major depression, general anxiety, panic disorder and social anxiety.
1302779 tn?1287408629 I am prescribed 1 mg klonopin 2 times a day. I am cutting them in half so I can take 4 a day since my panic attacks are so back the past couple of weeks. I am going back to my doctor to see if my meds need to be changed. I put the pill under my tongue to it gets into my system faster or I think it is getting into my system faster.
Avatar n tn The pain is so much worse at night and my doctor gave my Klonopin. I have read so much bad things about this drug. Is this drug safe to take. I only am suppose to take it at night. The mg is 0.5. I have not started taking it yet. I ask my doctor about it but he say's it's safe. I am at the point now where I have to start taking something. The RSD has moved into my left hip and lower back. This injury is a result from hurting my left knee, and now my whole left leg is affected.
Avatar n tn I would like to know how to safely taper off klonopin (Rivotril).I SHOULD be taking 1mg 3 times a day, but for the last several years i've tripled my dose to 3/1mg 3 times a day. I was prescribed klonopin 7 yrs ago at the same time as anitdepressants. I've weaned myself off the antideprssants a few months ago. Why was i prescribed klonopin? Was it to optimize the antidepressants? Anyways, i'm feeling much better and all i need is this last step to be completely drug free.
Avatar f tn They used to give it in 6000mg doses for trials so its safe. I take 800mg 4 times per day and it did wonders for social anxiety. I take klonopin also sometimes. Trust me it works. It takes 2 hours to fully take effect (gabapentin) but it will work. They will start you on low dose but just try taking it all at once to reach near 1200mg. I take 1600-3200mg at once per day and don't need to keep redosing ever. Just one time per day.
Avatar n tn I am a 37 yr old male who has suffered with social anxiety and low self esteem for most of my life and am now finally determined to treat it. I get very nervous in any social situation, meeting friends, shopping, sometimes even going to work. I will make up any excuse to avoid social situations if possible.
Avatar n tn social anxiety..agoraphobia..whatever. Just chip away at social skills. And don't be so hard on yourself. What's wrong with chilling when home? Ditto...enjoying your own company. Keep your expectations reasonable. The days of great expectations ended with Dickens:).
Avatar f tn One night a few weeks ago I had a complete breakdown because my baby wouldn't stop crying and I had to put her down and run away to another room because I found myself getting so frustrated I couldn't be around her and it broke my heart that I got irritated with her and it scared the hell out of me that I felt that way so I did go to the doctor the next day and he did tell me it was post partum and prescribed an antidepressant and something for my anxiety he put me on celexa and klonopin but I
4451049 tn?1387157037 I have severe social phobia almost to the point of agoraphobia if not already. I'm afraid of any kind of verbal communication with anyone, even by phone. I'm okay with written communication, it doesn't bother me and so that's my preferred method of communication at this point. My social phobia has been slowly getting worse for years, now it's interfering with my life. I know I need help, but the thought of speaking with a therapist freaks me out.
Avatar m tn I have a certain type of social anxiety. In large groups, I am ok. In small (4-5) people, I am ok. In Medium groups like anywhere from 10-30, I get very nervous. Something I noticed you said is very interesting. You began by saying that you have a lot to offer. This shows you have confidence which of course is a great thing. So, in my non professional opinion, it is one of a few things that cause you to have the social anxiety. I am thinking it could be because of "sensory overload".
Avatar n tn I have Body Dysmorphic Disorder and Social Anxiety. Because Body Dysmorphic Disorder is not well known, I have not been able to recieve any help for my disorder. Did you ever hear of this disorder? Do you know of anyone who was treated for it? I will take any help or information I can get. I have been on Luvox, Zoloft, Prozac, Celexa and Zyprexa. Neither of these medications helped me, they actually made me worse.
Avatar n tn I was suffering from MAJOR low self-esteem. I was always shy and had alot of social anxiety. But, I can't being to tell you how that therapy changed my life as I began to actually love myself (OK, I'm not an ego maniac - LOL). So, maybe you should consider counseling at first to dig deep into yourself and see what your issues are, if any.
Avatar n tn I've been taking Klonopin 0.25 mg BID (twice a day) for about one month now. It has really helped with the anxiety, and seems to block panic attacks well. Occassionally, I develop some "breakthrough" anxiety, but for the most part, the Klonopin has helped greatly. 0.25 mg BID is the recommended starting dosage, according to Roche (the manufacturer). I'll be increasing the dose to 0.
Avatar n tn Xanax, Klonopin, Ativan etc) can be used for immediate relief of anxiety symptoms. At present SSRI's (Serotonin Specific Reuptake Inhibitors) are considered to be the first line of choice for depression and anxiety disorders, the advantage being they are non-sedating and not habit forming unlike Benzodiazepines. To answer the input regarding Coenzyme Q10, I know of no good research to support its efficacy with palpitations or panic disorders. It was hoped to promote cardiovascular health.
Avatar m tn Now I live in fear of having the next one and become a recluse in my house. I don't want to get hooked on strong anxiety meds and was wondering if there is something I could do that doesn't involve me popping pills for the rest of my life! Also are there pills out there that aren't as addictive that could help... something that won't get in the way everyday activities such as working out.
1796826 tn?1558679629 I think about 6 100-pill bottles of Xanax and 9 100-pill bottles of Klonopin. I was prescribed them once for anxiety, didn't really like the feeling they gave me and kept filling them for barter (and as a useful sleep aid).
Avatar n tn Before I started taking Klonopin, my P.T.S.D. and Social Anxiety were so bad that being in public was torture. I was slipping into Agoraphobia. This alone was causing me to become depressed. Being a recluse is DEPRESSING. I also suffer from Bi-Polar Disorder. I usually don't take an antidepressant because they've sent me into manic eppisodes in the past.
Avatar m tn i had a talk about this. I am also on Klonopin 1.5mg a day. About a week ago My anxiety in social settings got so powerful that it was effecting my performance at work. My heart would pound as I drove closer to my job or any social event. (restaurant, friends home etc). Once in the social event I would sweat(enough where others notice), chest would tighten, & I would become like catatonic (afraid to speak to anyone) .
1308164 tn?1275227847 5 mg klonopin, as needed, then 3 times a day. Now I am up to 1mg three times a day. My mood disorder/anxiety disorder seems to be stabilizing. I don't like taking the meds but have had depressive episodes since the age of 9 ( I am 53), before they even had meds. I have had multiple talks with both my pdoc and therapist about the number of meds I am on and I also fear meds, but something seems to be working....Talk with your doc.
Avatar n tn I have been taking Klonopin (finally) for the last three weeks. I started at .25 b.i.d. for gad, social anxiety, etc. I then moved to .5 b.i.d. after about three days. I am still tired, groggy, etc. I want to know if this should have abated by now? I also have been diagnosed with IBS and have been prescribed Librax 3x day. I know that the Librax is the lowest dose. My gastro says it is safe to take both together. Should I lower the Klonopin back down to .
Avatar f tn So, I bought some klonopins because I do have some drug knowledge and figured it would help me sleep and even help my social anxiety. I've been taking 2mg 1x/day and it has made me happier, more sociable, and has even helped me sleep where the 40mg of Ambien has not been able to help me with. I feel alive again. I have not been popping them like candy, but rather I've been experimenting with it because my psychiatrist would rip me a new one if I told her any of this.
Avatar n tn I've been on Paxil for about 9-10 weeks now and Klonopin for a few weeks.I see my psychiatrist tommorrow. The Klonopin has helped a lot with my anxiety but from the beggining 0.5 mg 3x daily wasn't enough to decrease my anxiety to a cofortable level, now the anxiety is getting worse again. After the Klonopin has taken effect it usually lasts maybe only 2 hours at the most, then some of the anxiety returns. Shouldn't it last longer? If I'm on higher doses of Klonopin will it last longer?
Avatar n tn Hi everyone, I am on a couple anxiety meds I have struggled with panic disorder/ and social anxirty my whole life. I am on zoloft and klonopin 1mg twice a day My anxiety disorder is really regulated and i know live a very stable life My doc and I fel the zoloft has done the most for me and I dont plan on staying on Klon.
Avatar n tn I was put on klonopin for social anxiety - wherever i go i tend to worry about every little thing,in extreme situations ill have a panic attack. It is really draining, although thats not the main concern I went to see him for.For some time now I can not get out of bed unless i really have to. I have no energy ever - everyday i am just going through the motions. The only time I ever get up is if i have to go to work. I don't want to be this way.