Lynn, Welcome, I am so glad you are here with us at HW. Getting a new doctor and changing meds can be really freaky and scary (I get shaky just thinking about it) so no wonder you are feeling this way.
Don't let your new doc take you of the clonazepam if you are comfortable with it..or at least make sure you can come off it at your pace okay? Doc's can sometimes be bullies, but we know what is best for our bodies so stand your ground.
The choice about paxil is up to you..I'm no authority but I think, take it slowly and talk with that doctor and remeber YOU are in control sweetie. I'm really glad you are here at HW, please keep us posted, hang in there, and know we understand, truly.
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I am hoping you are working with your physician in weaning off the medication and that you are doing this very slowly. I did manage to wean down to a very low dose from a high dose of benzos but it took nearly a year and I had no side effects. I justt worked with my physician on a schedule I chose. She read the literature I provided her and agreed it was a good plan.
Please let us know how things are going for you. We are here to support you. Use us well.HugsKitt
Great to hear from you and that is good news. Slow is the best way to wean off of a Benzo.
Proud of you.
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This is Kitt and welcome to HealingWell.
I used the Ashton method of weaning off of Ativan 4mg/per day by switching to a Valium weaning schedule.
It took about 4 months but I am now down to a very low dose of Valium. I am not a benzo hater as I believe they do have a place in the treatment of anxiety and panic attacks if you use them appropriately and that may be different for each person.
I worked with my P-doc re all my meds so I would like to suggest you work out a schedule with your physician.
Take care and I am a fan of Professor Ashton :)
What ever you physician says it is up to you to agree or disagree with the plan. Paxil is not a substitute for klonopin and will not stop withdrawal sx from the benzo. I am not a professional but I do understand the meds.
Do come up with a realistic plan if you want to be successful with your weaning from benzos.
Take care and good luck.
Hello and I am sorry to hear you are having these tremors. I do think you should contact your Doctor and see if this is a normal side effect or perhaps you need a different medication.
Please keep us posted.