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Re: Help with anxiety/benzos

Posted by utopizen on October 8, 2004, at 22:23:39

In reply to Re: Help with anxiety/benzos, posted by KevinM on October 8, 2004, at 8:00:04

> I understand what your saying :) Thanks for writing.

I think you're following the advice, certainly, just trying to keep you encouraged. But maybe lowering the dose, switching to prn use only, with maybe a two week wash out even (of course-- after a CAREFUL tapering off the stuff with your doctor!!!) MIGHT let you have a chance to see what you're like without Klonopin.

I got depressed on Klonopin, too, but it was likely the combination of being off an antidepressant and being with the roommate from hell all at once that my roommates clearly recgonized caused it. I went from being the happiest (albeit socially anxious+akward until I went on Klonopin) to being the most depressed kid on Earth! It's trying, I know.

Maybe an antipsychotic? I dunno, I'm just talking to myself here-- but sometimes combining the antidepressant with the antipsychotic can help bring some relief. I forget if you've said you've tried an AP or not.

I do remember, after being depressed, the Klonopin seemed to have the effect of making me have this really sleepy depression. I'm still depressed now, and again not blaming just the Klonopin-- we don't take these meds in a vacuum, of course- but off the Klonopin, I don't feel tired.

I'm going back on it tomorrow, Yay!, and hopefully I'll not feel tired, just like I felt when I first went on the stuff two years ago. Crossing fingers!




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