i took klonopin for anxiety and panic for many years. about a year ago it seemed like it wasn’t helping like it had been. i’m sure i was building up more tolerance over time. also, i started reading things about benzos and talking to people who used them and the consensus seemed to be that xanax was better.
i started the xanax after that and didn’t get much improvement. we upped the dose a bit and it was ok, nothing special. i really got to hate having to take it 4x daily (1mg/dose), and since it’s so short acting, if i missed a dose, or took one late, i really felt horrible.
i saw my psychiatrist this morning. we talked about it and decided to go back to klonopin 2mg 3x daily. i took my first one shortly after i got home from the pharmacy. i don’t feel anything different one way or the other, but i know it’s way too soon to tell.
has anyone else had experience with both of them, or know anything about it? i’ve read a lot of stuff online; call me old fashioned, but i really rather ask real people that i’m familiar with to tell me about their experiences . even if you haven’t tried both specifically, what thoughts do you have about sedatives?