Yes I know a lot about bipolar disorder...my cousin has a pretty severe form of it. I considered bipolar disorder, but I really dont ever feel MANIC...just anxious and depressed on occasion. I don't have a lot of the other symptoms of bipolar disorder, not that I am ruling it out but...just looking for anyone with experience with Klonopin and/or Celexa...
I don't have a lot of personal experience with anxiety and depression (although my husband has suffered with both for years). Your subject of Klonopin is what caught my eye. I have taken Klonopin for pain and spasticity. I have taken up to 1.5 mg for a couple weeks at a time. When I first take it, it makes me pretty dopey but after a few days I habituate to that side effect and it just does its thing. I taper off when I am done needing it. I have never had a problem with it. For me it is an extremely helpful drug and I consider my use of it on an 'as needed' basis.
Good luck with your new job.
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Hi I was on a much larger dose of clonazepam then was weaned off it and all went well. Now I have severe endless anxiety which nothing worked to help. I ended up taking 1mg of clonazepam today and for the first time in weeks I'm not as anxious and am not experiencing dis-realment which was beginning to rule my life. If I'm an addict so be it, better that then living in fear all the time.
Good luck with returning to work.
I was able to find that thread on Relaxation Techiniques and bumped it to the top of the board for you. Hopes this helps!!
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Good Morning LilLostGrl
Check out the thread on how to reduce your anxiety, it has lots of helpful ideas from others.
One more thing, this works for me..............when flying choose the aisle seat. You feel you have more control over your activity. You can get up at will instead of crawling over everyone. If you have not been able to choose a aisle seat prior to arriving at the airport, ask for one as they always keep some that they sell at a price, $15.00 - $25.00. My son taught me this.
First time I bought one, I ended up on a plane that was half full and I had the whole row to myself........joke was on me but worth the comfort of knowing I had a quick get away seat if I needed to stroll.
To a Healthy, Happy & Peaceful New Year,