I was prescribed klonopin .5mg daily in the a.m. and then .25 in the after noon to start winding down. I stayed on this for about 2 years and as I do not have an addictive personality when it comes to the benzos, I actually took less as in sometimes I didn't take the klonopin at all if I knew I was going to have an easy day with no stress. I was taking xanax but that is too easy to just take one every time I got a little frustrated with life so the kolonopin is a more smoothed out all day ride but I feel that somedays I don't know if I will need it or nt so I don't like to take it.
Then we moved to the UK where they are anti benzos and I suffered for months with all of lives normal stresses of moving internationally and the stress of not having meds. it took me months to "dr shop" til I found one that was willing to put me back on the kolonopin. It took me months to stabilise. Then after 1 year in the UK, we moved to the middle east and I am now in the same boat! First the dr called me a 'Drug Addict' for wanting the kolonopin, even though I have 3 years of medical records from a Psychiatrist in the USA. SO they are making me go through the normal routine of starting from ground zero, first the anti depressants, I am a lot of things, but I AM NOT depressed! Anything I take on a daily basis makes me tired, zoned out, headaches and basically DEPRESSED!
What really pisses me of is that the GP's think they know more than the Specialist, in this case an American Psychiatrist working at a Behavioural Hospital. That is so annoying.
SO, here's what I got...I can buy Propranolol (Inderal) over the counter here - crazy - and I remember being given this at some point in my long crazy life so I am just hoping that if I take this daily that it will help me with the physical symptoms when I start to have a panic attack (get angry).
I'm just trying to gather peoples experiences and dosages. The thing I like about xanax is that I don't have to take it every day and I only take it when needed so maybe 2 x a week depending on my life. with kolonopin, you have to take it before the problem because it takes too long to kick in, I don't really get any effect from diazepam, which is weird but maybe the dosage is too low.
SO - should I just take the proponolol every day just to be on the safe side as in it won't be much help to me once Im in a panic attack
I am in no way addicted to pills, I'm addicted to having the pills in my medicine cabinet for should I need one.