Hi Dan. It's me Nick. I am assuming you had another rotten night sleep due to another stinken' anxiety/panic attack. Just to let you know, I woke up at 4:00am as well and sat on the porch for a few minutes and then went right back to bed.
Okay, you took your meds at 11:00pm. Are you worried about something that is making your mind "race" over and over again? Because that will do it big time. I think a longer acting benzo would do you justice however, I also think that you might want to ask your doctor about Seroquil or Rameron RD. Neither one are benzo's but when I take those two suckers at 11:00pm, I am "out" for at least 8 hours. The Seroquil will help your mind from "racing", but only at a low dose like 150mg. It's maily for Scizofrenia (sorry about the spelling), but it is also used for a lot of other things, so don't think you have Scizo. At really high doses, you would be walking into walls or having the feeling of being right out of it. The Rameron RD is an anti-depressant that dissolves on your tongue. It tastes like an orange. I find that that one really relaxes me as one of the side effects is drowsiness. Now if your not looking to take a heck of a lot of meds., I would ask for a longer lasting benzo. like Valium for a short period of time. But again, I took Valium for a month and it was the same thing like Klonapin. I didn't feel anything. But you maybe different.
Currently taking Paxil 40mg, Clonazapm 3mg, Seroquel 150mg, and Remeron RD 45mg daily.
Suffer from depression, generalized anxiety dissorder, and OCD.