Hi Dan. I am on 3mg a day of klonopin and I don't feel anything from them at all. No really, in fact, if I didn't know better, I am proabaly taking a sugar pill. But yes, the klonopin is working. I stopped taking it on my own just to see (don't do it) and my anxiety went sky high. I started taking it again but I don't feel tired at all. They are working.
Hi Dan. It's me Nick. Yes, I can say from my own stupidity that klonopin takes some time to get into your system. The pharmasist told me I should feel somthing within an hour after taking a dose......bull...IMO. Unless you and me are building up a tolerance (not likely...IMO.), yes, if you take your klonopin exactly as directed, your body will notice it. Don't take more just to see if they are in fact working becuase they are. If you take your meds everyday, they do work. And yes, IMO, it does take some time for the body to get used to the meds. Hey remember, were are all changing the chemicals in our brain to help us at least fuction. But whatever you do, don't stop taking them fast. okay.
Hope this helps a bit.
In my humble opinion, your physician has the wrong equivalency calculation.
Klonopin .5mg = 1 mg of Ativan (Reference: Professor C Heather Ashton DM, FRCP)
You posted " Since 4MG of ativan is like 2MGs of Klonopin, she added to 2MGs of klonopin to my dose."
Maybe I just did not follow those doses you were posting correctly. :)
Hey Your Welcome.......................... I just want you to get past the panic and anxiety as it is so uncomfortable. I hate it when it jumps in front of me and says - got ya! I would like to kick it and punch it but I usually just end up in tears and then have to reason my way through it using the techniques I learned in therapy.
I wish for you peace and happiness....................Take Care.
Hey Dan. It's me Nick. I would definately try what your doctor told you to do. I know this might sound lame, but I write in a journal everyday and how I feel. Then I bring my journal to my doctor and he reads it and holds onto it. If your not shaking like a leaf from anxiety like I do somedays, you may want to consider trying it. Then you can look back everyday and follow your progress. No word of a lie, on my frst page of my jornal, my writing looks like "scrible" becuase I was shaking so bad.
I do have one question for you. Do you find that when you are having a panic attack at night in bed, you sweat really bad or wake up in a cold sweat? If so, like I did, that's a great time to take the Klonopin (9:00pm) as your doctor said. It did stop the cold sweats which was the worst for me.
Hi Dan. 3 days ago I took my Klonapin at 10:00pm EST. Then I take the rest at 11:00pm and off to bed I go. One of the things I hated the most was waking up in a cold sweat (I mean like my bed sheets were just clinging to my body-even with the air-conditioner on). That's when I really new there was something wrong and went to see my MD. And that's when I was told that I had really bad anxiety after my MD put me through a lot of tests (like blood work, etc.).
Yes, try taking your meds as directed by your MD and it will probably help you through the night.
Hope this helps just a bit.