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Re: Anafranil/Klonopin

Posted by Steve on May 28, 1999, at 21:18:22

In reply to Re: Anafranil/Klonopin -- Correction & P.S., posted by JD on May 26, 1999, at 6:28:46

Jeff, I know exactly what you mean! I was on Anafranil and Klonopin for about a year. It was a very useful comination for me at that time of my life, but three side effects made the combination intolerable after a while:
1. Weight Gain
2. Sexual problems
3. "lazy"

What made these problems so aggravating, was that they seemed to get worse over time. My solution was to switch to a different antidepressant (Prozac for many years, noe Celexea). As for your Klonopin dosage, I don't think it's very high (but these things vary so much from person to person). I am still on Klonopin to this day. I tried other benzos in the past: ativan, xanax & buspar. My personal opinion is that klonopin is the best. And as far as "addiction" -- well, I've been on bezos for 7 years now, and have managed to finish professional school, so I can't be on that of a track! Additionally, I am a firm believer that to really conquer anxiety/panic seretonin is the answer (increasing it of course). Hope this helps!




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