My apologies if this is a long read, but I beg for any answers that might help.
Hello All. Firstly let me introduce myself. I am 25 years old and live in New York. I am a fun loving person and have been suffering from anxiety for the atleast the last 3 years (diagnosed in 2011, but had symptoms before that) Im a musician and love laughing. But this last month and a half have been almost the worst of my life.
The first benzo that I was prescribed was Ativan. I was on it for about 2 years and it controlled my anxiety pretty well. In December I was in a roll over accident when the SUV I was riding in slipped and rolled 3 times. I had actually been in control of my anxiety to the point where I no longer needed the Ativan as I was in control of my anxiety. But, Ever since then (the accident, I should have died) I have been having debilitating anxiety to the point where I have been in the Emergency room 2 times in the past month alone. After the first ER visit My doctor re-prescribed me Ativan and also put me on Celexa (20 mg a day). After a month no improvement was made. Even though the Ativan helped, it didn't help enough. So after another visit to the ER my doctor switched me to Buspirone (7.5 mg) and I am currently getting that in my system. I was also switched off Ativan and given Klonopin (.5 mgs used up to 3 times daily).
Now my question. The Klonopin has helped so much as far as the anxiety, but it has also made me very spacey or dreamy. It has also made me very anxious in some aspects because I feel very drugged and not in control of my surroundings at some times. Is this normal when starting Klonopin? Will this even out at some point or should I lower my dosage to .25 mgs? I would much rather feel a little spacey than have the scary panic attacks I was having, but i'd really like to have less anxiety without feeling so drugged up.
My thanks to anyone who took the time to read and respond to my post. I have been scouring this forum for awhile and you are all very loving toward eachother. Thanks in advance. ~Dave