I've been on Clonazepam (up to 1mg, divided) daily for 3 months straight. I have recently uppped my Zoloft to 100mg. I had a few left over (about a weeks worth) because I had broken my collarbone and was taking hydrocodone and didn't want to mix the two...
I had called my Psychiatrist and asked her if I needed to taper off of my remaining clonazepam, or keep my dosage steady through the first week onset of 100mg Zoloft (a 50mg increase). I was told that I wouldn't need either, and I can just stow them away or use them as needed.
Being honest with myself, and not wanting to cause any conflict, especially through my last weeks till finals, I didn't want to throw myself for a loop, and continued my regular dosage (only about a week's worth) through my 100mg zoloft.
I've been probably... 3 weeks out or so from my last dosage of clonazepam.
First couple of weeks were solid, I felt great. the way I had been feeling since my initial regimen... to the point where I wasn't even really thinking about my medication and focusing on my schooling. even after quite a few days after my last clonazepam I felt no short-term dependency or what have you, and was actually quite driven to start and finish my school work.
This past week I've been feeling the following:
increase in self-doubt, Very questioning on myself.
increase in worrying thoughts, as well as deep thoughts that have been overwhelming and enveloping.
bounciness in my right leg (A symptom I've always had, but it's increasing)
I have noticed that my hands have been rather shaky/trembly but had thought it is because I've gone without food.
increase of uncontrolled focus, where I'm drawn into something... and is also enveloping.
increase in body temperature, although I have not taken a reading on this... I can definitely feel a hotter sense of self.
increase in social anxiety and lack of wanting to get out of the house.
increase in self conciousness.
I haven't really drawn any conclusions because I'm not physically or mentally feinding (craving, jonesin') for clonazepam.... but... Chemically?
I have refused to go to the pharmacy and request a refill because I was instructed that the clonazepam was a maitenence tool for short-term... helping me get on and maintain my dosage of Zoloft.
On follow-ups I have noticed and have reported to my psychiatrist the positive effects that I have experienced through taking these, and her and I both were very happy with the results.
Now I'm beginning to question if my Zoloft is even affecting any part of my anxiety and if it was just the clonazepam all along?
I need some points of views, Throw them out to me. I'll grab at anything.