antidepressants also often control panic attacks and anxiety and work better in the long term than clonazepam, so do take both
you have a sensible doc who also is trusting you to not take too much clonazepam.....
I am in the same boat. I suffer mainly from hypochondria and OCD, my anxiety is secondary and as a result of all that I feel depressed at times. My doc recently prescribed Paxil and Clonazepam. I never took either one on a daily basis. I take the C on occasion. However, it does not help me when I am in stressful situations. I heard that a possible side effect of C, when taken alone, is worsening of depression symptoms. I want to pursue "med free" methods. Please keep up posted on how these meds work out for you.
Good answer by Debaser. The question in my mind is always which came first the anxitety or the depression. Did the depression cause the anxiety? Or was I depressed because I always felt anxious?
I have taken a antidepressant and a benzodiazpine together for years. I am weaning off the Valium as my physician thinks I should try to go without it.
Weaning off Valium, Klonopin or any of those drugs is a long process if you have been on them for years.
Double check with your physician but I too think he is using the Klonopin to cover your anxiety until the antidepressant kicks in.
Just my 2 cents worth
I have read that Klonopin can make depression worse when a person suffers from actual depression. In your case, the main problem was anxiety, therefore, it was not a problem for you. The truth of the matter is I am COMPLETELY CONFUSED! I read a response to someone from Dr. Gould from Medhelp and he said that it's not something to worry about. Then I read differently elsewhere. So I guess you're right, it's something to look out for.