Posted by techzilla on January 18, 2008, at 22:33:37
In reply to Anxiety without clonzapam (klonopin), Help, posted by pinkeetoz on February 24, 2006, at 17:49:00
> I have been taking klonopin for about 9 months, lmg at bedtime (helps with anxiety and sleep). I started having anxiety during the day, and not wanting to take too much klonopin, called my doc, and he gave me xanax to take. At that time, before the xanax, I was having extreme anxiety. So, I took xanax during the day and klonopin atnight. The anxiety seemed to have gotten worse. Went to hosital and they placed me in detox for 6 days. While there, they gave me ativan for the first 3 days to help with anxiety, which it did, than nothing at all. They sent me home on 15mg Remeron and 100mg of seroquel. I'm so anxious I can't stand it. They took me off of meds for anxiety, I still have the anxiety problem. So, what now? Help!
this is seious neglagence, and anti-drug rheteric that made this seem like "treatment"
sis you ask for detox? or did they just create a need all them sleves. I fyou needed it and it was deemed appropriate it could make sence, but you have a psychiatric issue not a substance issue.
they gave the ativan becasuse they had to, as benzo withdrawl cold-turkey can cause seizurs and even death (no joke, death..on very high doses)
placing you on remeron and seroquil is the stereotypical anxiety "treatment" comboo given to recovering drug addidcts.
and guess what, i would know this because i'v been ther (addict, not anxiety)
all in all, you came out in no beter shape... in a sane world you should be able to sue for medical malpractice. but this also shows how muchc hospital staff are trained to assumwe anyone in pain or anxiety is an addict. inwhich the standard procidure is to detox and switch the meds to these "alternitive" "non-addictive" medications
ps. i belive the seriquil being used was totally the wrong choice, as it is an anti-psychotic with very serious side-effect. (which can be perminant) it shoud have been very carfully thought out pros/cons. some poeple need it, and it helps them night and day.... but a lot of people have this story (drug addict with anxiety.. that is not actually a drufg addict)
very aweful hospital exp. if u ask me.