My psychiatrist has placed me on Klonopin (Clonazepam) 1mg twice a day and one as needed for panic. I'm also to take 1 50mg capsule of Hydroxyzine for breakthrough panic, as well as take 15mg of Zyprexa before going to bed. The combination didn't work well this last week, but I feel better now. I just get a little tired when I take the Hydroxyzine because it's like taking Benadryl, but as long as I stay busy at work I do ok. I wish the Zyprexa didn't cost so much, maybe they will come up with a generic soon for that. Since I had such a bad time last week (only worked one day), my psychiatrist is to call me Tuesday to let me know if he wants to up the dosage on any of my meds. His nurse told me it takes time for the medication to really start working, but I'm patient (just jittery!).
Tuesday I go back to work, and I've got a seven-day work week ahead of me; four days on my old job as a Priority Clerk, and then three days on my new job as a Manual Clerk.
Long week! I'm not supposed to work more than five days without a day off according to the Union---unless I'm on the overtime list, which I'm not. I'll see how everything works out I guess. Love to everyone and my prayers are with you.
I am a 20-year employee of the United States Postal Service, which has been a long period of trials and troubles for me. I've been physically ill a lot and suffer from depression and panic disorder, and the Postal Service (nor any other employer) likes excessive absenteeism. So I've had to deal with that via endless rounds of paperwork and harassment from management.