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8 hours ago · Getting off of Seroquel in Depression & Anxiety

@wickedbillie im sorry you have to deal with panic attacks also. For me it’s not just the attack but that they can initiate depressive episodes, I had a really bad one five months ago after three months of being off effexor and am still recovering… they just throw your body that out of wack. Went back on effexor which is hard, also klonopin which helped a lot w anxiety but made me kind of sad and weepy so I’m weaning off it. Fingers crossed I’m seeing coming out the other side in sight. Personally I don’t see why panic attacks are not classified as seizures. It would remove a lot of the stigma in suffering from them and treating them.

9 hours ago · Starting Klonopin Taper, Scared of the Horror Stories in Depression & Anxiety

@helenfrances thanks! I have a full time job and 9 and 6 year old sons, so staying busy is no problem for me 🙂 I agree though the less you think about it the easier it is. I’m encouraged to have cut 50% in a month and doing ok. I see my psych next Friday and hoping to cut successfully again following . If all goes well maybe be done by end of March or mid april. 🤞

1 day ago · Starting Klonopin Taper, Scared of the Horror Stories in Depression & Anxiety

@sears also if you are taking xanax you may be having withdrawals between doses already it has a very short half life. If you taper they will probably switch you to klonopin or something with a longer half life and you may feel better not worse as you taper

1 day ago · Starting Klonopin Taper, Scared of the Horror Stories in Depression & Anxiety

@sears be sure to start your taper with a doctor visit! Preferably a psychiatrist. Tell them you are very nervous about doing this and will need a lot of guidance and support. You will find you either need to be on it or you will be off it and both outcomes are ok. The important thing is that *you are ok

2 days ago · Getting off of Seroquel in Depression & Anxiety

Rehab centers love scaring people to attract patients and collect insurance money and probably use fake personas on some forums to do it. Read about ‘the florida shuffle’.

2 days ago · Getting off of Seroquel in Depression & Anxiety

journaling your own experience and sharing it with your doctor is a very good thing to do. For me, reading other people’s horror stories is not.

2 days ago · Starting Klonopin Taper, Scared of the Horror Stories in Depression & Anxiety

I always carry 1/2 a pill with me for emergencies , never had to use it, some people carry a gun I carry a pill lol.

3 days ago · Starting Klonopin Taper, Scared of the Horror Stories in Depression & Anxiety

Yeah I think for people who are prescribed this for anxiety it’s different than those for insomnia. we are anxious by nature and tend to ruminate. For me going slow and gathering information about how I feel and for how long after a step down helps. Make the unknown more known. some of the withdrawal effects I felt earlier in the week are getting better so that’s a good sign and helps me build confidence that I can do this again.