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Zomese
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   Posted 7/17/2007 5:56 PM (GMT -7)   
I just took my first dose of Klonopin 1 mg 5 minutes ago. Now I'm freaking out.
 
I just don't see how this is going to work.
 
If I have an alllergic reaction, how soon will it happen. I'm having tightness in my chest right now. I don't know if I'm having a panic attack or an allergic reaction.
 
Now my anxiety is much more worse than before I took it. Would I get a headache this quick from it?
 
Is it possible to have so much anxiety/panic that the medicine won't work?
 
Zomese
 
Bipolar II, Panic Disorder & OCD
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nyliz
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   Posted 7/17/2007 7:05 PM (GMT -7)   
Are you feeling better yet?
:) Liz
 
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Zomese
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   Posted 7/17/2007 7:12 PM (GMT -7)   
Ok, now I think it is kicking in. Now I just feel very relaxed. No more panic symptoms.
 
My vision is blurry and I feel kinda high and relaxed at the same time. My entire body feels calm. I don't know how people could get addicted to this.
 
I can tell already that I would not be able to function if I had to go to work. I feel like I can't move from my chair.
 
I like to feel very alert and clear in my head, and that's definately not what I feel now.
 
I will definately have to take it only when absolutely needed.
 
I have no feelings of agitation or anxiety at all, like what I was feeling earlier in the day.
 
Atleast I'm not having a panic attack anymore.
 
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Shortstop
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   Posted 7/17/2007 7:33 PM (GMT -7)   

Klonopin is a pretty good med...It's an older med, and from what I understand the older meds work great with less side effects....

 


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debaser
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   Posted 7/17/2007 8:45 PM (GMT -7)   
Yeah, that initial anxiety was probably anticipatory. 1mg is very high initial dose, so it's not surprising you're experiencing what you are. I believe you said you were going back to your doctor this week. Talk to them about taking a lesser dose. It obviously helps to calm you, but it certainly doesn't sound like you need that much! Since you already have the 1mg tabs, you can just get a pill cutter from pharmacy and cut them in half. The side effects would probably be much less of a problem at .5 mg; I take that much twice a day and it doesn't bother me a bit. It's recommended to start at a .25 mg dose for three days, but I didn't do that. I took one .25 mg dose just to make sure it wouldn't make me puke (I'm paranoid about that) and then the next morning I went all the way up to a .5 mg.

I actually feel more alert and think much more clearly since I started taking Klonopin because my head's not all clogged up with anxiety. I think it'll work for you...you just need to find the right dose. Everybody's different.

Curious...how long did it take to kick in for you?

And sorry about calling you a "he'" in the other thread.
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Zomese
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   Posted 7/18/2007 8:49 AM (GMT -7)   

It took about 30 minutes for it to fully kick in. After I posted that I took it, I got up to feed my 2 dogs and make dinner (whick was only a salad) by the time I sat down to eat I could tell that it felt wierd to use my fork, and if I turned my head too fast I felt dizzy. It's hard to explain. 

That dizzy/high feeling that I explained only lasted about an 2 hours or so (thank god) and then I felt normal but w/ no anxiety. I have alot of stress from work that I usually stress over especially yesterday, and last night I couldn't care less. I watched a movie and felt fine. Very happy to say no srange side effects at all.

I usually wake up several times a night replaying things over and over that I have to get done the next day, and I will feel anxious until I get those things done.

I had the best sleep ever last night. I didn't wake up once. I dont even remember dreaming. I went to sleep at 10:30 & woke up at 7:45. I feel great today. Just an all over well feeling. Which is certainly a relief from yesterday.

Today I still have no anxiety. Even though I don't have to go to the office today I still have to work. I'm a Realtor so my cell phone is always ringing and I'm constantly having to check emails. And I'm not worried about it.

I see my doctor today at 5:00. I'll post again after that. I definately couldnt see myself taking 3 of those a day. But 1 did really help yesterday.

 

 


 
Bipolar II, Panic Disorder & OCD
28 Years old
 


stkitt
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   Posted 7/18/2007 9:06 AM (GMT -7)   

Glad to hear you got a good nights sleep. I know the horrible feeling of waking up in the middle of the night in anxiety wondering how your going to get through the next day.

Keep us posted on your physician's visit.

Take care of you.


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Kitt
 
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Zomese
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   Posted 7/18/2007 7:31 PM (GMT -7)   

Well, I had my appt. earlier and he said that he won't put me on anything that I have to take daily. Thank god!

If I start feeling mania coming on he said I can take Seroquel as needed. Just to put me out for a couple of days until it passes. And if this doesn't work then we'll go from there. 

I can also use the Klonopin as needed for panic/anxiety. He said it would be very unlikely that I would become addicted since I would only use it every few weeks or so. That way I will not build up a tolerence and have to increase my dose. So I don't need to worry. Relief!

I can't even begin to say how happy I am not to be prescribed another medicine. I didn't even have to go to the pharmacy because I have Seroquel from a few weeks ago (I never took it, since I was too chicken). But I have it now just incase.

I feel like this is the beginning of having peace of mind. I'm so pleased with this outcome. I'm so so happy! I can't say that enough. Now I can relax and get ready for vacation next week. Woo Hoo!

Thanks for everyones support.

 

 


 
Bipolar II, Panic Disorder & OCD
28 Years old
 


debaser
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   Posted 7/18/2007 9:03 PM (GMT -7)   
From some of the other things you said, Zomese, I had a feeling your physician knew you wouldn't use it often.

If you can't function with the sedation then there'd be no harm in taking a half of one, I'd think. Did you discuss that with your doc?

Regardless, I'm glad you're comfortable with taking it and that it's helping you out.
My Brain: My friend, My enemy: A blog to chronicle my attempt to recover from anxiety/panic disorder
anxietypanicdisorder.blogspot.com/

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