This is my first non-intro post on the forums so please be kind.
I have been on anti-anxiety meds for nearly 25 years. I started with Xanax and then moved to Klonopin. I take the generic, Clonazepam, twice daily ***** 0.5mg. My issues is that my psychiatrist at Kaiser Permanente wants me to be completely off of this med. I have been on benzodiazepines for a LONG time and depend on them. A year ago I was taking 2-3 mg/day and it was working well. I have brought it down considerably but I find anything lower than the 1mg I'm on and I start experiencing more severe symtoms... The usual: Racing thoughts, irritability, shakiness, inability to concentrate, poor memory... I don't want this to affect my work and it's already affecting my family.
Does anyone know of a good replacement for benzos or why coming off of these completely at this point seems to be so critical to Kaiser?
Thanks for any thoughts.