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Doctor insights on: Clonazepam For Anxiety And Depression

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I am taking clonazepam for anxietys and depression. How long does it take to work and will it help muscle tension caused by anxiety?

I am taking clonazepam for anxietys and depression. How long does it take to work and will it help muscle tension caused by anxiety?

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 with prolonged use. ...Read more

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Dr. Pamela Pappas
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Depression (Definition)

Depression is a mood disorder that can affect behavior and emotions. Symptoms of depression include feeling down most of the time, losing interest in previously enjoyable activities, increase or decrease in appetite or weight, sleeping more or less, becoming easily agitated or lethargic, feeling worthless, feeling guilty, having difficulty concentrating, thinking more about death and dying. Depression can sometimes result in suicidal thoughts and plans. In this case, emergent ...Read more


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Take Klonopin (clonazepam) for anxiety and sleep,Fetzima for depression,what's an alternative for Klonopin (clonazepam) that I can use,take1mg 1am,1noon,2 bed?

Take Klonopin (clonazepam) for anxiety and sleep,Fetzima for depression,what's an alternative for Klonopin (clonazepam) that I can use,take1mg 1am,1noon,2 bed?

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. Are you looking to get off of benzodiazepines (the drug class that Klonopin (clonazepam) is in) altogether? If so, then your doctor should slowly titrate you off the medication (10-25% weekly or biweekly, depending on how long you've been taking) while initiating another med ...Read more

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My old Dr. Died he treated message with severe anxiety and depressions I am an need of 2mg klonopin 1tablet3times?

My old Dr. Died he treated message with severe anxiety and depressions I am an need of 2mg klonopin 1tablet3times?

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 would call around and see who is comfortable prescribing that to you. ...Read more

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Does Lexapro (escitalopram) & klonopin make depression / anxiety worse?

Lexapro/Klonopin: This combination can safely be used initially to combat anxiety in depression, as Klonopin is used for short period of time to calm anxiety until Lexapro (escitalopram) kicks in & starts working for depression & anxiety within 2-4 weeks. ...Read more

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Are there different levels of anxiety and depression? I feel mine is bad. I take Paxil (paroxetine) and slowly tapering off klonopin but orig. 1 mg per day?

Are there different levels of anxiety and depression? I feel mine is bad. I take Paxil (paroxetine) and slowly tapering off klonopin but orig. 1 mg per day?

Levels of anxiety: Yes, anxiety and depression may have different levels of intensity. Hoping you're working with a psychiatrist on yours, and discussing any medication changes before doing them. Adding cognitive behavioral therapy to your treatment may be helpful also. ...Read more

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Ever since they switched my clonazepam to ativan (lorazepam) then back to clonazepam i've been worst with anxiety and depression could the ativan (lorazepam) caused this?

Kyle: it is hard to: Say. Please provide more information like other medications you are currently on and list your anxiety disease(es) like gad, sad, ptsd, ocd, panic. Restate the question and i'd hopefully in a. Better position to answer your question. Thanks. Dr. J. ...Read more

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I was diagnosed with -2 progestirone, could that be why i'm alwasy soooo tierd? It is very hard to function like a normal person. I am on medication for depression and anxiety. Paxil (paroxetine) every day and klonopin when needed.

I was diagnosed with -2 progestirone,  could that be why i'm alwasy soooo tierd? It is very hard to function like a normal person.  I am on medication for depression and anxiety.  Paxil (paroxetine) every day and klonopin when needed.

Maybe: It sounds like there are a lot of converging factors in your situation and I am not ruling out endocrinological contribution to your symptoms although i would point out that the side effect profile of paroxetine is important to acknowledge in your situation. On paroxetine alone patients can feel lethargic. And then add Clonazepam and the side effects could be amplified. Talk to your doctor! ...Read more

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Hello, i only get nerves from about 8am - 5pm. Is that considered depression or just anxiety, i take Zoloft (sertraline) and clonazepam when needed?

Anxiety: It sounds like you have symptoms that appear only part of the time. Talk to the doctor who originally prescribed the medications. Both medicines should help with your symptoms. ...Read more

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Zoloft (sertraline) dose up to 100mg and takin klonopin 1mg twice a day. Will this balance my anxiety feel like my doc is focused on depression not anxiety?

Zoloft (sertraline) dose up to 100mg and takin klonopin 1mg twice a day. Will this balance my anxiety feel like my doc is focused on depression not anxiety?

Klonopin (clonazepam) is a : Medication specifically for anxiety. Zoloft (sertraline) is used to treat both depressive disorders and anxiety. It sounds like your provider is addressing your anxiety. ...Read more

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I take Wellbutrin (bupropion) (450mg) for depression and Klonopin (.25mg) for anxiety daily. Is there a better drug for me? I'm concerned about memory loss.

I take Wellbutrin (bupropion) (450mg) for depression and Klonopin (.25mg) for anxiety daily. Is there a better drug for me? I'm concerned about memory loss.

SSRI?: Wellbutrin (bupropion) is excellent for atypical depression & klonopin is used for anxiety. A Selective serotonin reuptake inhibitor can help anxiety and typical depressive symptoms. It is something that you could discuss with your doctor. ...Read more

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Is there another non addicting antidepressant besides escitalopram 10mg to take for anxiety and mild depression. I am also on clonazepam .5mg?

Is there another non addicting antidepressant besides  escitalopram 10mg to take for anxiety and mild depression. I am also on clonazepam .5mg?

Anxiety & depression: Clonazepam, like all benzodiazepines, is addictive (http://www.drugs.com/clonazepam.html). While it can be used to treat anxiety, we attempt to limit its use in elderly (general statement, not aimed at you!) due to increase risk for confusion, falls & fractures. It can also cause/aggravate depression. Besides SSRI & SNRI drugs, ask about very effective counseling eg cognitive behavioral therapy. ...Read more

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21 yo M depression & anxiety/panic disorder. Startd treatmnt using escitalopram,betablockers & clonazepam.Shud I be concernd abt sexual dsyfunction ?

21 yo M depression & anxiety/panic disorder. Startd treatmnt using escitalopram,betablockers & clonazepam.Shud I be concernd abt sexual dsyfunction ?

Sexual SEs & panic : R u saying you have sexual dysfunction & r unsure if this is related to ur depression or the medication to treat your depression? Or no dysfunction, but ur worried ur meds may cause this, but don't have any SE as yet. If you have no side effects, try monitoring your sexual fcn at least 1x/wk (can be done on ur own). If develop sexual SEs, call MD! The amt of alcohol u drink can cause sexual dysfcn ...Read more

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I have anxiety along with bipolar depression, was wondering if there is a non sedating medicine that would help wi, took clonazepam felt like a zombie?

Some Options: Bipolar depression meds like Seroquel and Latuda taken at night can help with anxiety too. In addition buspirone/Buspar at an adequate dose can help, but it can take weeks to be effective. Best of all -- non-medication approaches like slow deep breathing techniques e.g. "Coherent Breathing" along with psychotherapy. ...Read more

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Oh Lexapro (escitalopram) 10mg and klonopin 0.75 mg for 6 yrs for gad and depression. Partial benefit. Frequent anxiety attacks? Cog therapy hasnt helped.

Oh Lexapro (escitalopram) 10mg and klonopin 0.75 mg for 6 yrs for gad and depression. Partial benefit. Frequent anxiety attacks? Cog therapy hasnt helped.

Eclectic Approach: Suggest finding clinical psychologist who is anxiety specialist - someone who (a) uses behavioral & cognitive-behavioral techniques, esp. To help u build skills to gain control of anxiety/panic; (b) uses experiential & mindfulness techniques to help u identify & experience ur emotions as u're feeling them; & (c) uses techniques that trace roots of ur feelings & explore patterns in ur relationships. ...Read more

Dr. Donald Jacobson
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Clonazepam (Definition)

Klonopin (clonazepam) belongs to a class of medications called benzodiazepines. They are also referred to as sedative-hypnotics & anxiolytics. These medications are used for a variety of indications to include anxiety, insomnia, muscle spasm, seizure, & alcohol withdrawal. All benzodiazepines including Clonazepam are potentially habit forming. Alcohol should be ...Read more


Dr. Heidi Fowler
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Anxiety (Definition)

Anxiety is a general term for several disorders that cause nervousness, fear, apprehension, and worrying. These disorders affect how we feel and behave, and they can manifest real physical symptoms. Mild anxiety is vague and unsettling, while severe anxiety can be extremely debilitating, having a serious ...Read more