I've taken clonazepam on and off for the past couple years. I haven't had any side effects from it. Basically, when I'm really anxious, I take it and just feel calm. It's not a drugged feeling though, which is why I continue to take it. I just feel at ease and less anxious. It is supposed to also last longer in your system, unlike xanax. My dr said the benefit is that it doesn't just rush into your system, but works over time so you feel better for a longer amount of time. Is your Dr wanting you to take it for anxiety attacks?
I hope it helps you!
31 yr old female-dx with Crohn's in '97 after emergency resection and appendectomy, 2nd resection '05, Bilateral pulmonary emboli 10/09
Currently on Humira, Omeprazole, Effexor, Seroquel, Calcium, Vit D, sublingual B12, Coumadin