A 27-year-old male asked:
if clonzepam is litteraly the only thing that helps me for my severe aneixty and panic disorder i have no signs of addiction do i keep taking them?
2 doctor answers • 3 doctors weighed in
A Verified Doctoranswered
Yes, you may: I have had social anxiety since age 13 and generalized anxiety before that, preceded by ptsd. I went painfully untreated until age 31. I have spent 20 years in therapy and i remain on Klonopin (clonazepam) with minimal change in dose and with ongoing efficacy for 25 years now. I have had no adverse side effects, do not abuse it, and will defend my right to stay on it just like a diabetic needs insulin.
4.8k viewsAnswered >2 years ago
Geriatric Psychiatry 25 years experience
Seek advice: From your prescribing physician. Initially Klonopin (clonazepam) is started for short term pharmacotherapy. There are very effective psychotherapeutic interventions that are suggested along with medication. The whole picture should also include changes in lifestyle, diet, exercise, stress management., etc. Do everything you can to help yourself .Research shows medication and psychotherapy together work better.
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A 21-year-old member asked:
Can my addiction to drugs effect my child?
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Integrative Medicine 34 years experience
Yes: Alcoholism and other drug addiction have genetic and environmental causes. Both have serious consequences for children who live in homes where parents are involved. More than 28 million americans are children of alcoholics; nearly 11 million are under the age of 18. This figure is magnified by the countless number of others who are affected by parents who are impaired by other psychoactive drugs.
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A 22-year-old member asked:
Is rehab necessary for addiction treatment, or can I do it myself?
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Addiction Medicine 24 years experience
Depends: There are many options for treating addictions. There is aa or na meetings, there is outpatient rehab where you would go to rehab but still work and stay at home. Medications can help for some addictions. So there is lots of help and you don't have to do it alone. If you feel your addiction is severe and you have the resources, in patient rehab is an excellent option, its a great headstart.
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A 43-year-old male asked:
To add to a question I asked a few minutes ago, i'm very frustrated in finding the right combination of Zoloft (sertraline) and klonopin that will work. Thank you?
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Psychiatry 42 years experience
Frustration?: I didn't see your other question, but if you are frustrated with your medications and the way they're working or not working, you need to take it up with your own doctor. There are many possible reasons for medicines not seeming to work -- anything from other existing conditions, need to change dosage, wrong diagnosis, or need to change medication itself. Good luck in talking with your doctor!
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A 41-year-old member asked:
Are young men more likely to develop an addiction?
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Psychiatry 44 years experience
Yes: The old pennsylvania dutch adage is true:
"we grow too soon old and too late smart."
we are generally more impulsive when we're young, and males are generally more impulsive than females.
Women are more cautious and more apt to stop something before it becomes habitual (other than shoes, of course).
5.7k viewsAnswered >2 years ago
A 42-year-old member asked:
How can one lower blood glucose levels when you have an addiction to sweet foods?
1 doctor answer • 4 doctors weighed in
Pediatric Endocrinology 42 years experience
Imposible: Sorry, you stay away from sugar.
5.6k viewsReviewed May 16, 2019
Last updated Jun 26, 2014
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