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Re: Klonopin out of the question? jesus

Posted by jodie on February 16, 2003, at 3:04:59

In reply to Klonopin out of the question?, posted by jesus on February 16, 2003, at 2:33:59

When I was first prescribed Klonopin, I was diagnosed with bipolar disorder. They first prescribed Depakote, and an AD. During my next visit, I told my pdoc I had severe aggitation. I would get it for no reason, mostly in the evenings. I would get mad, and didn't need a cause. I felt like pulling my hair out. I would just pace the floors. Thats when I started Klonopin.

I am being told now that I have ADD. I still take Klonopin. I take 2 mg's a day. I believe I have both disorders.

Just go in to your pdoc and tell them your prolems, don't ask for anything specific. I think thats when they get suspicious. After he gives you his opinion, if he doesn't mention a benzo, then ask about Klonopin. Tell him you heard it was longer acting than some other benzos, and less addictive.

No matter what, you have the right to get the meds you need. At least to be able to give it a try. I know that a lot of pdocs can shy away from prescribing anything that might be addictive. Sorry, thats there job, to help the patient. If he doesn't want to comply, is there another pdoc you can try? Maybe your pdoc will have other suggestions that might work, who knows. The biggest thing is, like I said, it's best not to go in and ask for something by name. My fiancee's pdoc actually asked him what benzo he wanted, that seems unusual. He asked for Klonopin. His pdoc put him on that, and also prescribed Xanax, just in case he needs something to act a little quicker. He has a pretty understanding pdoc.

Anyway, hope you can get the help you need form your pdoc.

Sorry if this post is hard to understand, I am suffering from good old insomnia. My brain isn't functioning properly. It's going after 4 in the morning, I haven't been to sleep yet. I woke up this morning, well yesterday morning at 9 am, after going to sleep only 3 hours before that. I've been like this for quite a while now. So if I am just babbling on & on...sorry :-)

Jodie


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