Thanks so much for your response Candice!
That was part of my curiosity as I thought klonopin was only for short term but both my coworker and friend have been on in long term so I find it confusing? Maybe a question for my doctor as again both have been prescribed it as their primary daily dose?
I was given xanax for my "panic button" but find it takes awhile to kick in and doesn't last long and heard klonopin kicked in quicker, lasted longer and gave a better calm effect? Part of my biggest issue in nighttime anxiety which causes me insomnia so again klonopin is what I wanted to look into so thank you for the insight. I'm still deciding if I am going to go the daily dose route, how do you find it? Has it helped? I've started therapy and been prescribed seroquel to help me sleep and told to take half tabs in the day for my floating anxiety. So far its helping with neither
I have a cousin and uncle who are also taking klonopin long term. The thing with that is that some doctors don't monitor or even care in that case. Some docs prescribe things as if they were candy. I've talked to doctors who are against long term as well. Supposedly after taking them for so long, you lose the sedative qualities of the med. So that may not help your sleep. Google "long term use klonopin" and read up on it, see what you think. Talk to a few docs about the dependence issue and get a few opinions on it.
That's weird the Xanax didn't work that fast. I always heard that Xanax is the quicker of the two. It's used more for an instant relief. Klonopin took about 20 minutes for me to start feeling it. I've had Xanax that kicked in, in five minutes. Klonopins last much longer than Xanax though. I'd say Xanax made me more sleepy/zombie like. Klonopins make me feel calm/good/tired.
How do I find what? Were you talking about the SSRI's? I've been on Paxil for about a month now. My anxiety is finally better. The past few days I've felt back to normal :)