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Re: Clonazepam working, but worried it won't last

Posted by Jasmineneroli on September 3, 2004, at 16:53:23

In reply to Re: Clonazepam working, but worried it won't last, posted by Guy on September 3, 2004, at 14:26:31

Hi: I've been taking Clonazepam for GAD for just over a year, and like Glydin I've been able to reduce my dose from the original 1 - 2mg per day, as needed, down to .5mg per day (bedtime) with an occasional .25 or .5mg per day, as needed, in times of stress or great demand upon me.
I think it has been well documented (and certainly anecdotal evidence from this site, would bear it out) that tolerance does not seem to develop in those with anxiety. There is however, the possiblity of withdrawal affects once stopped. But this is no different than most other AD or anxiolytic drugs.
Clonazepam has been the ONLY drug to help with the physical symptoms of my anxiety, making me feel "even" and calm. The only part of my GAD that it didn't relieve that much, was the constant worrying, thinking, racing thoughts and focus problems....which varied, depending on what was happening in my life. My doc has now added a very low dose of Celexa (10mg) which has helped with the "thinking to excess". As a result, I'm sleeping better.Like you, insomnia compounds my problems. The one thing that bothers me about the combo is that I feel very lethargic in the am for quite a while.
Good luck with your trial of meds. Unless you feel more anxiety (that's not related to extra stress) and have trouble sleeping again, Clonazepam should'nt be cause for concern.
Take care, Jas




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