So I was taking .25mg Klonopin every evening for 6 weeks. Then since I was still having breakthrough anxiety about my trip out here to California, I started taking .5mg each evening (for about 4 days). Then my doc suggested I try taking .25mg in AM, and .25mg in PM and see how that worked. I've been doing that for about 5 days and survived airports, airplane rides, shuttles, a new house, new roommate with no full blown panic attacks (nervousness and anxiety at some points of course). So yes I am happy with the results at the moment! Here are my two questions:
1. Typically how long does it take before the meds start losing there effectiveness and you need to up your dose?
2. How long do you have to be on a benzo before you get withdrawl symptoms from decreasing your med?
I want to at some point not have to take ANY Klonopin. Thats the only way I'll be able to know if I can calm my anxiety on my own or with natural remedies. I think that .5mg is a pretty small dose, as I have seen some people say that they take up to around 3mg a day. My plan right now is to give it two weeks of adjusting to the new city and just the "newness" of everything in my life and then go from there. If the .5mg a day works well than I will talk to my doc about maybe reducing my med to .25mg a day and seeing how that goes. If the .5mg doesn't do as well as I'd hoped over the next two weeks, then I will call my doc and talk about maintaining or upping my dosage. Does this seem like a logical plan? Thanks all