clonazepam and me, sitting in a tree
March 21, 2008 12:21 PM Subscribe
Clonazepam is my go-to workhorse drug. But am I setting myself up for addiction?
posted by anonymous to health & fitness (20 answers total) 5 users marked this as a favorite
I have problems with overwhelming anxiety at times, a condition which my psychiatrist prescribed me clonazepam. I love the stuff. I take .5 to 1mg a day whenever I feel panicky (along with a mt dew to offset drowsiness). A typical day of usage is a dose in the morning to confront the workday and sometimes a dose at night if i can't sleep.
I love the drug and it works wonders, making me productive and helping me reach my potential.
BUT, I have concerns regarding addiction. I have read that clonazepam is supposed to be less addicting than other anxiety medications, but that it is not without risks. I have also read that it can be accompanied with some serious withdrawal symptoms. As a test, I did slowly decrease my dosage and then go off of it for a month and noticed no withdrawal, but I found my anxiety problems unmanageable.
The bottom line is: Is it safe for me to continue using clonazepam in the manner which I do for a long period of time, perhaps the rest of my life?