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A 26-year-old male asked:

Dr ankush, it was for panic/anxiety attacks. i also on clonazepam and a muscle relaxer for tight muscles. i wanna get better, will i?

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Dr. Ibrahim Busnaina
Psychiatry 17 years experience
Prevention is key: While Clonazepam can be helpful in short-term control of panic attacks, the literature shows that being on a drug in the ssri class, taken daily whether or not an attack is experienced. Medications to stop a panic attack, especially in the early stages of treatment, are also reasonable, though it is less likely to provide a long-term solution to your problems (like getting better, as you said).
Dr. Heidi Fowler
Psychiatry 26 years experience
What are you doing: to get well? Clonazepam helps to relax you but it doesn't cure the underlying problem. A combination of psychotherapy and a medication like an SSRI may help the underlying problems so that you get well.

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