Posted by shakeyboy on November 7, 2009, at 11:50:39
In reply to Klonopin, posted by shakeyboy on November 5, 2009, at 13:55:01
> Hi, I have struggled with anxiety for most of my life, ever since age 15 or before.Diagnosed with Panic Disorder and GAD.First took xanax at 24.Worked for 2 years and pooped out.Was stable until 28 then had another bout of panic and anxiety and was put on Tranxene.It was a godsend.I used it for 15 years as needed and lived a normal life until it stopped working 6 years ago.Then started Ativan for six months but was so addictive had to quit and went through 2 months of hellish withdrawl.Since then I have been on the SSRI roller coaster which only makes my anxiety worse.Finally was put on Klonopin (CLONAZEPAM)4 years ago.I take .5 mg twice a day as needed.It helps but not nearly as much as Tranxene did.I only take it for a few days at a time because I am scared of tolerance and withdrawl.I hear that Klonopin works best if it is in your system for a long time at a stable dose.My Pdoc is not a benzophobic thank god and I am considering asking to try it long term.
> Has anyone been on Klonopin long term and at what dose? Did you have good results?
I find it a bit sedating but I guess that will wear off if I take it for a couple of weeks.Will it kick in after that to keep me stable all day?