Posted by Lindenblüte on October 28, 2006, at 16:09:52
In reply to Re: Im scared of benzo drugs » kiwiredbeach, posted by Racer on October 28, 2006, at 14:34:00
My pdoc gave me a script for 60 pills of klonopin about a month ago.
I was going through a lot of really really bad anxiety. I had just switched therapists, etc etc,
I took two .5 pills one in the morning, one in the evening for about a week, and in this time had much better anxiety. Wasn't freaking out about stuff as much.
Then I was worried about dependency, so I went to .5 mg only in the am.
Then I was still worried about dependency so, I stopped using it, except when I get that horrible tight feeling in my chest. (you know the one?)
Then I might take a pill, or bite one in half. They don't taste bad. I have even chewed one up in my mouth once. (I was on a field trip to Manhattan, and the crowds and such were totally stressing me out, and I was convinced that we were going to be robbed and/or assaulted... didn't feel safe for a second.)
I never felt that good when I took klonopin. It just made me feel a little calmer. Somewhat sluggish, helped me relax my tense muscles. It has a fairly long half-life, and doesn't act instantly. Even when I chewed it up, I didn't get a "rush".
Talk to your pdoc about your worries of dependency. I consider dependency a different issue than "abuse". I'm dependent on a lot of things. my husband. water. fresh air. cognitive stimulation. anti-depressants. coffee. tea. food. etc.
I hope you feel better soon, either when your paroxetine kicks in, or perhaps sooner, should you decide to give a benzodiazepine a try.