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Re: Klonopin Taken Daily - Or As Needed? curiousmama

Posted by Emme on November 24, 2003, at 22:14:33

In reply to Klonopin Taken Daily - Or As Needed?, posted by curiousmama on November 23, 2003, at 11:15:53

> I personally just started taking 1mg/day of Klonopin in the evening and it really seems to help with my anxiety that seems to creep up as the sun goes down..... I am curious to know what would happen if I only took it on an as need basis at night when I am feeling really anxious.

That should work oaky. But, your post suggests that you may have late-day anxiety pretty regularly. Do you get it every day? Worse some days than others? What I'm getting at is that if you are anxious at least to some degree every day, you might not want to only take it when you feel *really* anxious. See what your pdoc has to say. My pdoc has tried to make sure I don't undertreat my anxiety. I have taken clonazepam almost every day, but float the dose up and down quite a lot according to need. As the others have said, if you take it regularly, you'll keep the benefits and lose some of the sedation.

>I know that it is used as an anti-seizure med as well, so I fear that if I use it one day, and then not the next, if that is something that will bring on a seizure (even though I am not seizure prone).

I wouldn't worry about that if your use is sporadic and not a super high dose. Even after being on it every day for a long time, I don't worry about missing doses.

 

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