Posted by Molybdenum on June 3, 2008, at 1:02:43
In reply to Re: how fast can i increase effexor? Help!!!!!!!!, posted by shadowmon on June 3, 2008, at 0:42:43
> Went to the new pdoc today, they took me off the risperdal and put me on some klonopin to take off the "edge". Never took a benzo since diagnosed, and not sure if it will work. They didnt up my effexor dose. I hate going to new doctors. I guess they want to wait to see how the 150 mg of effexor will work It will be 2 weeks this thursday. Not sure how I will feel now, but am scared again, because it's a benzo. A benzo will only cover up the anxiety that I am feeling in the morning, and I don't know if it will make me tired so I can't drive or work. A benzo is not a permanent fix.
I don't want to contradict myself - I'm not a fan of long term benzo use either. However, I've been on just 0.5mg clonazepam (klonopin) for years to help with my sleep apnoea. The initial "next day sedation" disappeared after a week or so. I don't recall it ever interfering with my ability to drive a car. Depends on the dose too I suppose.
Interestingly, over all these years I've never built up a tolerance to it. And when I've forgotten to take it, I don't get rebound anxiety for instance. Maybe it's different to the other benzos?
At the very least, I'd say it's not as habit-forming as Xanax. Xanax worried me for this reason.
Good Luck ;)