my story is so long I couldn't even try to tell it. But long story short Zoloft had pooped out on me a two years ago this coming march. I have come off it and went back on it. I have tried every different dose..NADA for anxiety.
Had to start taking Xanax which really helped and then switched to clonazepam which helped also. Have now been on clonazepam for a year straight everyday.
I had two gut infections that were treated and then was dx with Fibromyalgia along with IBS
I have felt so lethargic and sluggish on the clonazepam, so talked with Dr this past Tuesday and besides weaning off the Zoloft and switching to Cymbalta, we thought that we would try Xanax and see if it had a less tireing effect on me. Because its either the clonazepam or my fibromyalgia.
So last night I took my regular dose of clonazepam (.5mgs) at 10:00pm and this morning I took .5mg Xanax at 9:30am
my question is this, how long before the clonazepam is completely out of my system so I will know if the Xanax has the same effect or not.
and although the dr said it was safe to switch right from one to the other...IS IT REALLY?
my clonazepam dose has been .5mg BID 12 hours apart. script was written for TID but never take that amount.
Xanax has been written the same way .5mgs TID , going to try to only take BID
maybe I should cut pills in half and take .25mg 4xs a day?
PLEASE anyone with background with these meds I need your advice. I can not function like this and haven't for over a year (not been able to work)