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Re: klonopin waterfall

Posted by patricia leahy on April 24, 2004, at 13:27:17

In reply to Re: klonopin, posted by waterfall on April 23, 2004, at 18:59:16

>Hi, Thanks for the input, im new to this it has taken 6 years to finally find a pdoc that would listen to what i had to say, and not try to put me on the SSRI's that i did not need, because iam not depressed just this awful anxiety disorder and panic out of nowhere. iam on .5mg of the klonopin i took half yesterday a.m. and the other half a bedtime, woke up feeling pretty good, is there a chance i could have a break through attack? and what is the usual dosage? you don't think it would hurt to take a xanax if i had a break through? and how soon is safe after taking the klonopin. i feel like such a babe in the woods on this stuff. thanks for any and all response.

Hi there. I find myself noticeably thirstier on Klonipin. I sleep better, but I also sleep more. If you up your dose much you'll find that you can't tolerate a low-sleep night (4-5 hours) very well. My weirdest side effect has been a twitch in my left eye which goes away a few weeks after I stop taking the Klonipin. I felt self-conscious about it until I watched it in a mirror and realized it was too subtle for anyone else to notice. I have Ativan as a back-up rather than Xanax and I do take it on occasion. Taking an extra Klonipin in a day can mean you feel significantly drowsier and slower, while that isn't the case with the short-acting benzos. Also, while "good" psychiatric patients shouldn't know these things, a long-acting benzo, a short-acting benzo, and a latte will put you in a perfect mood for any work meeting you might have. You'll be team-oriented, agreeable, no anxiety, and not afraid to diplomatically put your opinions on the table. ;-) BTW I usually have to take the Klonipin for several days before I notice the full effects.




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