I just spoke to a friend who has similiar issues without bipolar (PTSD & anxiety). I told him about my experience and how my anxiety and hyperactive symptons are getting worse, I also mentioned that while the clonodine I am taking for sleep helps, the anxiety and jitteriness still came through very strong last night, and how it leaves me with a very very dry mouth in the morning that is hard to get rid of. He said that he takes Kolonipin (a benzodiazepine) twice daily and also as he feels a panic attack come on, but said that it works really well to alleviate the anxiety he feels on a daily basis that used to keep him up at night, with no dry mouth.
Anyone have experience using this drug with or without a mood stabilizer for sleep and/or anxiety?
I have read that most benzodiazapines lose effectiveness after a few weeks of daily use, but Klonopin seems to be prescribed often for continual use. I know my grandfather took Diazepam daily for many years for "muscle spazm", and it is one of the ones I've read about specifically losing effect after continued use.
Just some thoughts, thanks!