Benzos make it worse

Posted by doorman @doorman, Oct 3, 2019

Does anyone here have this reaction to benzos? At first, they helped. But after a while, they now make me feel worse. I’m talking about Klonopin. I’m chalking it up to a paradoxical reaction, but it’s disconcerting because it means I have no back-up med. Really weird.

@doorman

Wednesday’s appt. is with a Psychiatrist.

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NOT my GP… I forgot.

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great, good luck, i have my psych appt tomorrow, im actually starting a benzo and hopefully going up on my effexor

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@njp1013

great, good luck, i have my psych appt tomorrow, im actually starting a benzo and hopefully going up on my effexor

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Sound like a plan! Good luck.

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@doorman

Sound like a plan! Good luck.

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I was taking klonopin at a high dose and had to taper off super slowly. Very difficult to get off that. Buspar is a low level anti anxiety med that works for me, is safe and I don't get side effects. But I have to take it daily. Anxiety meds for me work better at a low dose daily .I do take prozac with it with good results.

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@njp1013

great, good luck, i have my psych appt tomorrow, im actually starting a benzo and hopefully going up on my effexor

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Do post an update on what your psychiatrist says, @njp1013.

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@lisalucier yes i will do that, im nervous about the appointment today 🙁 , my wife is going with me so that will help

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@njp1013

@lisalucier yes i will do that, im nervous about the appointment today 🙁 , my wife is going with me so that will help

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That is always good to have another set of ears in a medical appointment, @njp1013, not to mention having the moral support. What is making you most nervous about the appointment today?

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@njp1013

@lisalucier yes i will do that, im nervous about the appointment today 🙁 , my wife is going with me so that will help

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Good luck! Talk soon.

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@lisalucier

That is always good to have another set of ears in a medical appointment, @njp1013, not to mention having the moral support. What is making you most nervous about the appointment today?

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@lisalucier i am nervous because i am placing a lot of hope in feeling better in what comes out of todays appointment. i really want to believe the worst is behind and me and adjusting my meds can be a break thru. i am nervous about how i will feel if it isnt.

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the appointment went well. he upped my dose to 150mg and gave me klonopin to take twice a day. his view is that my anxiety is a worse issue for me than my depression, that the anxiety is what is feeding it, he seems very confident i will be fine very soon..so he was very reassuring…fingers crossed..

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@njp1013

the appointment went well. he upped my dose to 150mg and gave me klonopin to take twice a day. his view is that my anxiety is a worse issue for me than my depression, that the anxiety is what is feeding it, he seems very confident i will be fine very soon..so he was very reassuring…fingers crossed..

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.5 mg. of Klonopin?

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@doorman yes .5 mg twice a day, so far it just makes me kind of sleepy

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