I've been taking Klonopin for more than five years. I take 4mg in the morning and 4mg at night. I take it for anxiety/panic attacks and it works for me pretty well. I also take Wellbutrin(300mg) and Cymbalta(90mg). The thing about
these kind of drugs is that the POSSIBLE
side effects are usually along the lines of what the medication is taken to prevent. Side effects are fairly rare, and usually only last for a short time after beginning the medication. My mother is terrible at reading about
the side effects first and talking herself out of taking medication prescribed for her. She did this for three years, talking herself out of taking Paxil for anxiety. She depended on Lorazepam (same family of drugs as Clonazepam), which just made her sleepy most of the time. When she still had total emotional meltdowns on a regular basis, hysterical crying spells,
anger, depression, basically a total lack of emotional control. She finally was convinced by her PCP to take the PAXIL, and she is like a totally new person now. Much more in control. It's far better to give new medications a try for a few weeks, than to be controlled by fear of side effects.
Just my experience,
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