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I know what you mean Helen! I have suffered from severe anxiety and panic for 30 years. My physchiatrist and GP never warned me about the danger of these drugs. Never! I should have researched myself but did well for 30 years. The Xanax completely turned on me and the Paxil quit working. I wound up in the hospital for 3 days. Couldn’t eat or sleep. Just cry. Now I’m in a mess . My physchiatrist of 25 plus years totally abandoned me and I had to find a new doctor to help me out of this nightmare. I’m trying to figure out what to do about my physchiatrist, just don’t have the energy to deal with it yet.

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I completely understand how you feel. I've been on Klonopin for 16 years and I was on Lexapro for 5 years and they stopped working. I am 53 years old and have had anxiety, depression, and panic attacks all my life. I don't know why the doctors don't tell you that these addictive drugs stop working after so many years. I quit the Lexapro cold turkey in December and had some anxiety, but that went away. Lexapro aka Escitalapram is for depression and anxiety. I've always been a nervous person. I was on 2mg of Klonopin, but I went down to 1mg several months ago. I get migraines and my Neurologist put me on Topiramate which later I found out is similar to a Benzodiazepine. Gosh, why didn't I research this drug first. I'm on a lot of medication for chronic pain, but I really want to get off the Klonopin. I've been to detox hospitals before, but with the pandemic, I don't know if they are doing that anymore. How did you get off of Klonopin?