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bradcured,
I am taking it more or less for just keeping myself calm so that I don't go out and run my mouth or attack anyone that I am pissedoff at.
This may sound stupid but what is GAD?
I went back to my doctor yesterday and she didn't prescribe anymore klonopin for me. :-( I was sorta hoping she would until at least I got over my unemployment appeal.
She kept me on xanax but of course tellin gme to take only when I need them...well that is every day.
Thanks! MANK
Thanks!
[QUOTE=mank]bradcured,
I am taking it more or less for just keeping myself calm so that I don't go out and run my mouth or attack anyone that I am pissedoff at.
This may sound stupid but what is GAD?
I went back to my doctor yesterday and she didn't prescribe anymore klonopin for me. :-( I was sorta hoping she would until at least I got over my unemployment appeal.
She kept me on xanax but of course tellin gme to take only when I need them...well that is every day.
Thanks! MANK
Thanks![/QUOTE]

GAD is general anxiety disorder. It has been said that Klonopin is not as addictive as xanax. I take Klonopin once at bedtime, originally prescribed instead of xanax & I do much better on it.
[QUOTE=hry33]klonapin is simply 1 of many valium type meds, its longacting and was originally developed for epileptic siezures, I think 1 dose on waking and 1 at lunchtime is best, dont take any before bed unless you cant get off to sleep

all these valium type meds are very useful for anxiety and panic attacks, I relied on them for years.

however, IMO they are best taken only as needed, we all have our good days with little or no anxiety, and no meds should be taken then

a few tablets should always be carried with you when out for unexpected panic attacks or anxiety, they work fastest disolved under the tongue, sometimes just knowing you have some tablets is reassuring enough and you dont need to take them.

everyone needs a different dose, the rule is take enough but dont take too much, these meds are almost never taken too much by anxiety sufferers , they almost never have addictive type personalitys

however you should also be studying recovery books and learning new ways of coping with anxiety, fears and the panic attacks, any book with agoraphobia or panic disorder in the title will be helpful[/QUOTE]

Yes, as with any med, the fewer you can get by on, the better. Klonopin works better for me than xanax. I do take it daily, but I also have severe depression, panic attacks & GAD. I am off all AD's right now & the Klonopin seems to be working for all. I am starting CBT soon, so hoping someday I may not need Klonopin either.
[QUOTE=iRiSh_GiRL11]i know that i have anxiety.. well and depression and apparently ADHD...lol. and prob a variety of other things as well haha...

but how do u WHICH type of anxiety u have?? or depression also? i guess...

and does it really matter which specific type u have for the different medications??[/QUOTE]

No, it really doesn't matter what type, unless you have bi-polar which is usually treated with different meds than depression. Most anxiety & depression are treated with ssri's. If you cannot tolerate them, like me, then they try tricyclics which are the older depression meds. Also, the benzo's like xanax, klonopin, ativan etc. Even the best pdoc is not always sure which med will help each person, as each med reacts differently on each of us. It's trial & error & not a fun thing to go thru, but there is no other way. :rolleyes:





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