posted on Sep, 14 2009 @ 06:35 PM
I got prescribed Klonopin and I spent 4 years addicted to benzos and then painkillers, painkillers for an up during the day and benzos at night. Like
someone else mentioned I got completely off the benzos and moved to natural remedies. I take L-tryptophan at night, as well as valerian and melatonin
for sleep, the L-tryptophan is a significant anxiety reducer and combined with better eating, prayer, meditation and exercise I rarely have an anxiety
attack. I have found that using a benzo makes rebound panic attacks far worse, my symptoms when I ahd them on any benzo, were far worse than they ever
were when I started. Then of course getting off of them was a nightmare, minor siezures, sleeplessness, 24 hour panic attacks and more. For what it's
worth, get off of them now, practice meditation and aggressive exercise, you'll feel way better than klonopin could ever make you feel. At least
that's what happened to me.
As a significant help also I had to take a good hard look at myself and see where my head was making me crazy and panicky. I had to see where my
control issues were causing the problems, and my inability to accept reality as reality made me crazy. It's a painful long hard road, and it requires
a lot of work, but with even a bit of effort things get a LOT better.
[edit on 14-9-2009 by gaborn415]