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Switched from Xanax to Klonopin

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Old 02-23-2013, 09:21 AM   #1
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Switched from Xanax to Klonopin

I have GAD, and panic disorder. Started off originally on .25mg xanax 3x daily over a year ago. It worked good, it worked fast. After time however, I had to keep increasing my dosage, my body built up a tolerance to it fast. Up untill last week I was on 1 mg 3x day, but there would be days where I would have to take over 5mg to keep myself in control. My psych switched my to clonezapam (Klonopin) 1mg 3x a day, no xanax taper, just cold turkey switch. I will admit, the first 3 days were pretty rough, not just miserable, but not pleasant either. Anyways, after my body finally adjusted, these Klonopins have made all the difference in the world. They dont make you feel "high" like xanax tends to do, as a matter of fact, most of the time I dont even feel like I am on anything. I still have some anxiety at times, but haven't been in a full blown panic, not even close. I know it's still early in my transition, but I am really liking the effects of Klonopin. The only thing I havent adjusted to is the evening dose, it tends to make me very sleepy, if my body doesnt adjust, I will cut back. But so far so good. Anybody dealing with Panic Disorder, I wish you the best. I wouldn't wish the dread and feelings of helplessness that come with it on my worst enemy. Cheers!

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Old 02-23-2013, 01:51 PM   #2
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re: Switched from Xanax to Klonopin

Windmillerman, my psych wanted to switch me from 0.5mg of xanax (bedtime only 10 years) to Ativan 1mg. He said there would not be any issues just switching but it made me feel sick and weird. Can you tell me more about how you switched over?

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