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Jag

896d

How do I get my psychtrist to raise my klonopin from 1 mg to 2mg no I'm not drug seeking its just I've been on this medicine so long and the 1mg ones are waning

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    • Butterfly

      889d

      Hey Jag! After a long period of use, I also felt that benzo didn't help me anymore. It was hard to think that I needed to change a treatment that saved me in hard times. Fortunately, I found that SSRIs help me too. I'd recommend giving it a try.

    • Butterfly

      889d

      Hey Jag! After a long period of use, I also felt that benzo didn't help me anymore. It was hard to think that I needed to change a treatment that saved me in hard times. Fortunately, I found that SSRIs help me too. I'd recommend giving it a try.

    • dannimarie

      889d

      😥I'm sorry,it's sad that you feel the need to explain... You shouldn't have to tell ANYONE that you are not seeking... I have a similar situation, been on multiple meds for 10 yrs and now they have decided that my benzo and pain meds don't mix... Well they did for 9 years! Making me taper off to nothing or no pain medicine...

    • Jag

      890d

      I have a tolerance no misuse

    • Jag

      890d

      No sense of intoxication my point is I've been on Klonopin for a decade

    • Jag

      890d

      I've been on almost all them I can handle Xanax at 2mg and Klonopin 2mg. And Ativan 2mg x3 a day

    • Gina1000

      890d

      Be careful upping your dose. I took Klonopin and Xanax (2mg) for 18 years for anxiety and now I have short term memory loss. I am weaning off my Xanax now and it is the hardest thing I’ve ever done; terrible withdrawal symptoms. Taking Hydroxyzine for my withdrawal symptoms…it makes my hands stop shaking and calms me a little. The best meds for anxiety are benzos, but do you want to with possible memory loss later in life? Good luck!

    • Jag

      892d

      Or 2mg x2 a day

    • Jag

      892d

      I'm on klonopin 1mg x2 a day when it really should be 3 times a day

    • Jag

      892d

      I realize they won't bump up benzos

    • somanyissues

      892d

      In my experience if I tell my doctor it's no longer working she will up them or try something else. Just be honest with them hope that helps

    • deewee

      892d

      You are right my doctor does not want to raise my Benzo I am on Lamictal and bupropion for mood and depression which my doctors that also helps with anxiety

    • Carolina

      895d

      In my experience psychiatrists hate to raise the benzo drugs doses because of addiction and tolerability. Are you also taking SSRIs? Maybe your doctor would prefer raising these drugs

    • neoncrusader

      896d

      Tell them the truth: the effectiveness of your medication is waning, and you need your dose upped to get back to effective treatment. They might do something like raise you to 1.25 or 1.5 mg first though.

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