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My doc thinks being on 100mg Zoloft (sertraline) will balance my panic disorder and anxiety with taking 1mg klonopin 2x day. I do not feel klonopin effects. Why?

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Dr. Ernest Bordini
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In brief: Results may vary

1 mg bid klonepin should be generally noticeable unless there is some tolerance to benzos or alcohol.
Generally the zoloft (sertraline) may take a few weeks to a month to be effective, and has the advantage of fewer risks complications such as addiction and tolerance, sedation, etc. About 70% of people w/ panic disorder can be reduced or discontinued from meds w cognitive behavioral therapy.

In brief: Results may vary

1 mg bid klonepin should be generally noticeable unless there is some tolerance to benzos or alcohol.
Generally the zoloft (sertraline) may take a few weeks to a month to be effective, and has the advantage of fewer risks complications such as addiction and tolerance, sedation, etc. About 70% of people w/ panic disorder can be reduced or discontinued from meds w cognitive behavioral therapy.
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Dr. TRUC DAO
Please be very careful as you may have another diagnosis than "severe anxiety". Extreme anxiety goes more with Bipolar disorder. High dose of Klonopin cause faster addiction. NO BID 1mg of KLONOPIN. REVIEW DIAGNOSIS IMMEDIATELY.
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