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Afraid to raise my clonazepam dose

Posted by Guy on July 16, 2005, at 17:44:45

I have a severe anxiety disorder with insomnia and have been taking clonazepam at varying doses for about 7 years. My pdoc has recommended that I go up to 4 mg per day, but I have never exceeded 2 mg, and as a consequence, have never experienced significant relief of my anxiety symptoms. Whenever I reach 2 mg, I add Zyprexa and start to taper off the clonazepam. When I reach 1/2 mg, the whole thing starts over again with Remeron as a booster. Am I being stupid? To add to my troubles, I am terrified of the Zyprexa as it sometimes makes my top lip twitch (TD?). Also, I have chronic tension headaches and chronic pain down my spinal chord. I guess I'm just wondering how high people go with the clonazepam and if it continues to be effective. If I keep raising the dose will I eventually reach a comfortable plateau, or will I just keep needing more and more as the effect wears off. I hate having to juggle meds all the time and frequently entertain suicidal thoughts. Any suggestions would be greatly appreciated.




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