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California Rocket Fuel and Clonazepam

Posted by LilithLeigh on October 3, 2016, at 21:25:00

My new pdoc first reduced my dose of Effexor from 225mg to 150mg before adding 7.5mg mirtazapine and 0.25mg clonazepam twice a day. I asked for clonazepam because I couldn't leave my house to do any kind of exposure therapy. I had tried clonazepam before this on a temporary basis while going through a bad spell of stress in my life.

But when the mirtazapine was added, I felt like the clonazepam didn't work. Almost like its effects were blocked by being on Effexor and Remeron (mirtazapine). Is this possible?

I have been on effexor for a decade and every time was dose was lowered to 150mg (at doc's suggestion because of the rare serotonin syndrome) my depression came back.

My depression returned this time too when the dose was lowered even though Remeron was added. Then my pdoc upped the Remeron to 15mg and Effexor to my regular dose of 225mg. And the clonazepam was increased too to 0.5mg twice a day. I still feel a bit depressed and like the clonazepam is not working.

My anxiety has not reduced significantly at all. I am wondering if combining these three drugs or being on two AD's could somehow interfere with the efficacy of the benzo?

I have also read somewhere that clonazepam may trigger depression in people who've had depression before. Is this true?

Any suggestions for clonazepam alternatives if it comes to that?

I would like something long lasting like clonazepam.




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