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clonazepam for anxiety and depression

A 35-year-old male asked:
Dr. Kevin Olson
33 years experience Family Medicine
Immediately: Clonazepam is a rapid acting benzodiazapine. It should work within one hour of ingestion. It is a good muscle relaxant. It can be habit forming wit ... Read More
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A 63-year-old female asked:
Dr. Kevin Nasky
15 years experience Psychiatry
Many alternatives: There are many alternatives, but it depends on why you're looking for an alternative. Is Klonopin (clonazepam) not working? Perhaps the dose in wrong. ... Read More
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A 35-year-old male asked:
Dr. Mohammad Ashori
15 years experience Family Medicine
Call around...: We don't prescribe meds through this service and the dose you are on is a bit on the high side, perhaps another doctor might prescribe that to you. I ... Read More
A 51-year-old male asked:
Dr. Diane Minich
36 years experience Family Medicine
See doctor: If you have been off of it for 1 month you should not be experiencing withdrawal symptoms at this point.Withdrawal symptoms would be gone within a wee ... Read More
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A 34-year-old male asked:
Dr. Robert Killian
27 years experience General Practice
Clonazepam: Not for daily use. Absolutely not. This is setting you up for a lifetime of being medicated. Neither of these drugs are curing a problem. The under ... Read More
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A 45-year-old member asked:
Dr. Heidi Fowler
24 years experience Psychiatry
Sure: It may be very helpful for both - the best option is to combine that with talking therapy (such as cognitive behavioral therapy).
A 55-year-old female asked:
Dr. Michael Blumenfield
56 years experience Psychiatry
Add therapy: Certainly the medication may be adjusted as there are various choices in a situation and some people may respond better to one medication as compared ... Read More
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A 42-year-old member asked:
Dr. Patrick Tapia
12 years experience Psychiatry
Possibly: Citalopram and Buspirone are both described as being effective for anxiety. The magnitude of the difference between their effects is likely small if ... Read More
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A 39-year-old member asked:
Dr. Heidi Fowler
24 years experience Psychiatry
Yes: Many antidepressants can be used to treat both depression and anxiety.
A 39-year-old female asked:
Dr. Lois Freisleben-Cook
40 years experience Pediatrics
Your doctor: is the best person to answer this question. The answer requires detailed knowledge of your situation, no two are alike, and your struggles with depre ... Read More
A 34-year-old male asked:
Dr. Andrew Germanovich
12 years experience Pain Management
The best combo: Is to address the underlying issue of anxiety, depression and insomnia with the help of your psychologist or psychiatrist, if not them, your pastor, c ... Read More
A 61-year-old male asked:
Dr. Patricia Foster
43 years experience Psychiatry
Not enough info: Switching medications requires knowledge of your entire clinical situation. You need to discuss with prescribing doctor reason for changing any med an ... Read More
A 54-year-old male asked:
Dr. Mara Fiorentino
35 years experience Psychiatry
Risperdal: This is an antipsychotic mood stabilizer medication. It is used for resistant depression, schizophrenia, schizoaffective disorder, or bipolar disorder ... Read More
A 38-year-old male asked:
Dr. Heidi Fowler
24 years experience Psychiatry
Tianeptine: I haven't used tianeptine with any of my patients. However, I have read very positive reviews about it and look forward to using it at some point.
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A 7-year-old male asked:
Dr. Samuel Miles
46 years experience Psychiatry
Neither: Whichever medication works for you, and is tolerated by you is the best drug for you.
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A 22-year-old male asked:
Dr. David Tabby
36 years experience Neurology
Unlikely: but major depression could cause them
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A 25-year-old male asked:
Dr. Dariush Saghafi
32 years experience Neurology
Be happy to help: Your problems are likely inter-related and need to be dealt with on a more detailed level than what we can do in a simple response here. Please visit ... Read More
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A 37-year-old female asked:
Dr. Michael Kleerekoper
50 years experience Endocrinology
Depression/anxiety: Please try the new medicine your doctor prescribed but you should also see a Psychologist for help.
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A 62-year-old female asked:
Dr. Elizabeth Howell
40 years experience Psychiatry
Either one or both: Both medications can treat panic attacks and anxiety. They can also be used together (usually citalopram during the day and Mirtazapine at bedtime) a ... Read More
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A 37-year-old female asked:
Dr. Andrew Reeves
29 years experience Neurology
Generally: ... The shorter the effect, the more addictive the compound is. Klonopin has a longer effect than xanax (alprazolam).
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A 54-year-old male asked:
Dr. Walter Husar
32 years experience Neurology
Possibly: Cymbalta (duloxetine) should help your depression as well possibly cause improvement of social anxiety.
A 54-year-old female asked:
Dr. Dan Fisher
26 years experience Internal Medicine
Safe: And may be very effective.
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A 46-year-old member asked:
Dr. Pamela Pappas
41 years experience Psychiatry
Perhaps temporarily: Possibly, but this prescription would most likely be temporary rather than long-term. Most would emphasize psychotherapy & support, and not medication ... Read More

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