I have suffered from severe social anxiety for all my life...
never could speak up for myself.. so shy.. finally got hold of my psychiatrist to give me Klonopin (he prescribed 1 mg/day). I tried that out... sort of worked but was not strong enough. So I tried increasing the dose slowly.. and now I'm at 3mg in the morn and 3 mg in the eve. It works perfectly.
I'm almost free of all social anxiety. I can be myself the way I want to be. Thought I finally found the solution to this huge disabling problem in my life. I can perform so much better at work, catch up with old schoolmates that I never could've dreamt of without Klonopin. So I'm happy finally..
I also heard that tolerance does not build up to the Anti-anxiety effects at all. And read about people using klonopin for 20 years +. So I just thought I'll walk that way long term klonopin perhaps if thats the only thing that can set me free from the the pain I experience due to crippling social anxiety.
Qn 1: Does anyone out here take 6mg + per day long term??
Qn 2: I know bout the withdrawal symptoms.... But I'm not going to worry about it until 20 years from now (I'm only 30 now)... But what precautions should I take???
Qn 3: What is the max safe dosage per day a person can take??
Qn 4: Any suggestions welcome..