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Re: Please!! Need Advice on Klonopin usage BRC

Posted by Sad Panda on April 18, 2004, at 13:24:03

In reply to Please!! Need Advice on Klonopin usage, posted by BRC on April 17, 2004, at 22:38:18

> This is my first post so I first want to say hey to everyone. I am a 28 year old male that suffers from major depression and severe anxiety disorders that include panic, generalized, and OCD. My question is about the medication I take. I have been taking klonopin for over three years now 2mg in the morning and 2mg at night to combat these illnesses ( I also take SSRI's). But the Klonopin gives me the most relief from my symptoms. But I read and hear so much negativity about the addictive qualities of the drug and how bad it is to take it for long periods of time. I take it daily. It makes me feel normal and able to function somewhat like I could before I became ill. I never take more than I am supposed to and I do not drink alcohol. But I hear and read how Klonopin can be so dangerous and addictive and that scares me! I do not want to jepordize my health or make my problems worse if it is really inopropriate to take this med daily for long term use. I also take 20mg of Lexapro and 45mg of Remeron. But as I stated earlier the Klonopin is the one that seems to target the symptoms the best. So, anyone with any info on Klonopin use or someone that has taken Klonopin for extended periods (years). I would greatfully aprreciate your advice or input. Sorry about the long post. GOD BLESS.
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Hi BRC & Welcome to the board! :)

If you aren't increasing your dose & you aren't experiencing memory problems then I would say stick with Klonopin as long as you can.

Is Lexapro helping with depression & OCD? If not, try increasing that.

I'd suggest a lower dose of Remeron. It's only a very average AD, but it's a great sleeping tablet that fixes a few SSRI side effects.

Cheers,
Panda.



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