THANKS so much guys for the support.
Oh no, Donna! That's what I'm worried about
- these awful withdrawals and how long they will last. Today began with the usual stuff plus some weird numbness in extremities and sluggish feeling. I'm praying that they get better. I feel like, at this point, I might as well try to fight it out another week to see if it improves. I am happy to be a guinea pig and keep you posted!
Thanks, Ben - that means so much. It's such a warm feeling to know that support is out there.
Kitt - I do have a wide range of klonopin - my Rx is actually .25mg 3x per day (I have been taking .25 1x per day for the past 2 months). I think that I might taking it 2x per day for the next week.
I lay in bed last night wondering why my body is reacting so strongly this time. All I can think is that when I weaned before for pregnancies, I probably misconstrued withdrawal symptoms for early pregnancy (nauseu, light headed, etc.). I also had "happy preggie hormones" on my side.
Oh, and as to why I'm weaning off - I have been working very hard on CBT & alternative techniques for several months. I really felt that the klonopin was helping more with my panic - even at thst small dose, it allowed my mind to slow down enough to utilize the alt. methods. I didn't feel that Lexapro was offering much (especially at 5mg, which is half of the lowest therapeutic dose). So I felt prepared to move from 2 to 1 meds. No, I'm not in a hurry to take klonopin out of the picture yet!
It's only 8am, maybe the day will improve - trying to think positive and stay busy as a fiery bee!
Panic Attacks (since age 10) & General Anxiety with a little OCD thrown in there
Biggest Challenge - Panic; Biggest Joy - my 3 cute kiddos (ages 1, 2 & 5)