Clonazepam hasnt helped my anxiety

Doctor prescribed me some 0.5mg tablets for acute anxiety but they haven’t done anything. Will just have to ride this out.

That’s unusual. Nothing is more effective than benzos. It’s the risks we worry about.

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How long ago did you take one? They always did the trick for me. :open_mouth:

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hey may be you can ask ur pdoc to increase the dose…even im on clonazepam 0.5 mg 1 and half…i take it for panic symptoms after taking i feel calm and relaxed or you can ask ur pdoc for some other medicine for anxiety like zoloft(sertraline) im on 50mg

Your right. I have an unusual metabolism of benzos - most don’t do a thing for me. Clonazepam is the strongest but it doesn’t really help me that much. Is just my biology.

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Took 1mg two hours ago. No joy.

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Clonazepam is actually one of the weaker ones I believe? But has a long half-life. Xanax is better for acute anxiety attacks. Klonopin is for preventing panic attacks before they happeneed because it has such a long half-life. Xanax hits a little harder. That’s why people who use drugs recreationally use xanax before klonopin

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Didn’t know that - good knowledge.

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Also my prescription is for: 0.5mg clonazepam- take 1 or 2 a week

Does this seem like a strange set up?

Doesn’t seem strange. Seems sensible to be honest.


Cool. Wasn’t sure if this was normal or not. Suppose they don’t want dependence.

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Give it another hour or two, it might still work. Although you should be noticing something by now.

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Hey @Jimbob
I take 0.5mg of Klonopin as maintenance.

Taking it everyday helps with my anxiety a little.

Benzos like Klonopin work better if they are taken on an as needed basis.

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Looking back I think it did help a little. Think I was expecting something profound but it was more subtle than that. I am used to heavy hitters like seroquel so clonazepam effects where lighter.

I was prescribed 8 and I took 2. The remainder are in my med cupboard in case I need them in a months time or something.

The prescription said take a max of 2 a week. Don’t want to deviate from this cos they are hard to get prescribed where I live and if I take more I won’t get them again.

Today has been fine though. Two things I have done today is 1. Stopped taking sarcosine (I think this might have been agitating me) and 2. Cut out all coffee - only tea

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Hi jimbob,
Just took 0.25 of clonazepam, and still feeling anxious too. Hope it will get better.

After taking it, it makes it harder to go to sleep, still feel anxiety.

I used Ativan and it worked very well for me! The issue was I built up tolerance very quickly. Have you been using .5mg for a while now? Because you very well may have also developed tolerance.

Hi Anna,
Been taking 0.25 mg to 0.5mg almost daily. I feel it causes my anxiety but is this possible?

Very unlikely. Benzos pretty much shut down your anxiety system, to put it simply.

Antidepressants and antipsychotics both commonly cause anxiety though.

Administer half a pill sublingually. Should ease your anxiety in 10 minutes or less. If not, take another half after about 20 mins.