At one point got a total of 4 hours of sleep over 5 days. A total wreck about to be institutionalized. Reached crisis mode and was given Klonopin - 1.5 mg/day spread over 3 doses. Anxiety/panic diminished greatly and allowed me to finally SLEEP. Progressively improving. A true life saver. Not worried about tapering later.".
Anonymous (taken for 1 to 6 months) June 28, 2017.
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I asked my pdoc for something that I could take when I'm really freaking (like for exams). So I recently got a Klonopin prescription. My prescription reads.
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However, now its effects are variable, if they exist at all.I did ask my doctor if he could increase the dosage, but he was very hesitant. Anyway, Klonopin seemed to work well at first, I felt more receptive to the world rather than being overwhelmed by it - when its effects were at their peak it was a nice, even calmness - such a relief! (Though Klonopin, too, causes a bit of cognitive impairment but not as badly).
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I'm thinking I'll ask if my pdoc will increase it.
Possible Benefits. Helpful for phobias, social anxiety, OCD, and panic disorder. Is rapid-acting so can offer some relief within an hour. Has few side effects. regimen, then your doctor may suggest that you switch to a longer-acting benzodiazepine, like clonazepam (Klonopin), or a barbiturate called phenobarbital (Luminal).
Possible Benefits. Used for generalized anxiety disorder, panic disorder, phobias and sometimes for a condition called night terrors, that occurs in children.
Possible Disadvantages. See benzodiazepines-possible disadvantages, above. Use caution when drinking alcohol. Do not take if planning to get pregnant, if pregnant or breast-feeding.
See benzodiazepines-possible disadvantages, above. Possible Disadvantages. Avoid use during pregnancy and breast-feeding. Be cautious, and never drink alcohol if driving a car or operating dangerous equipment.
Clonazepam belongs to a group of drugs called benzodiazepines. Benzodiazepines are medications that help relieve nervousness, tension, symptoms of anxiety, and some types of seizures by slowing the central nervous system. In the United States, clonazepam is sold under brand name Klonopin.
When clonazepam is used to treat panic disorder, it is more sedating than alprazolam, another benzodiazepine drug used to treat panic disorder. The use of clonazepam for social phobia is considered off-label use—a use that is legal, but not specifically approved by the FDA.
Klonopin (clonazepam) is a benzodiazepine that has been shown to be effective in the treatment of panic disorder and also sometimes used for social anxiety disorder (SAD). Benzodiazepines work by reducing abnormal electrical activity in the brain. The use of Klonopin can be helpful in controlling anxiety.
The initial daily dosage of Klonopin for panic disorder is 0.5 mg to 1 mg a day in divided dosages. Your dose may be increased as needed.
You should not take Klonopin if you have a history of sensitivity to benzodiazepines, significant liver disease or acute narrow-angle glaucoma.
A Word From Verywell.
The consequences of overdose are generally not life threatening unless combined with other drugs or alcohol.
Use of Klonopin while pregnant or breastfeeding is not advised. There is also no data on the safety or effectiveness of Klonopin in children under 18 years of age.
It is important that your doctor is aware of all medications that you are currently taking.