Posted by rianny on February 17, 2004, at 0:39:47
In reply to Re: Klonopin trial diary for social anxiety - advice?, posted by KellyD on February 16, 2004, at 22:02:57
What dosage are you up to?
I have used Klonopin before but not on regular basis. It seems like it is most effective when taken regularly or it simply makes anxiety worse because it takes quite some time to be in position. So, I'm starting with 0.5mg/day (0.25 in the morning and 0.25 in the evening). I'll up it to 1.0mg/day in a few days.
I have taken 0.25mg of it before going out to go to a shopping mall. Didn't feel any social but a little bit calm. I had a moment talking to a cashier, and no blushing but felt shortness of breath and not proper eye contact.
I'm currently self-medicating with Klonopin but will gain support from a professional. I even feel uncomfortable with going out to see a psychitrist. I get extrememly embarrased when speaking of personal stuff, and panic, somehow.