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About a month ago, I was diagnosed with multiple sclerosis. Subsequently, this past week I was diagnosed by a therapist as having Depression related to a medical condition and generalized anxiety disorder.

I have been taking 10mg daily of Lexapro for about 3-4 weeks, and I was taking 0.5 mg daily of Xanax for the anxiety during that time as well. Knowing Xanax can be very addicting, I just asked my doctor yesterday to switch me to Klonopin. She agreed it was a good move, plus the beneficial effects of the Xanax seemed to be starting to wear off (I was also taking it to help me sleep at night).

I am now on Lexapro 10 mg a day and was prescribed Klonopin 0.5 mg up to 2 times a day if needed. I was nervous how it would effect me during the day (drowsiness at night before going to bed is fine) so I took a half pill this morning and plan to take a whole one tonight before bed. I also had Xanax pills left over so I took a half last night with the whole Klonopin so I didn't just cut the Xanax cold turkey.

Now I'm hearing all kinds of stuff about how Klonopin can be just as addicting! I just don't know what to think anymore....

I would love some insight from those who may be taking Klonopin and/or Lexapro and have maybe had experience with Xanax in the past. Is it a good idea that I'm overlapping the Xanax and Klonopin for a few days....not necessary?? How long does it take to feel the benefit of the Klonopin??

I feel OK since taking the half pill this morning (not sluggish, sleepy, drowsy at all)....





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