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Xanax better than Klonopin?


So when I was on Xanax I was taking .5 x2/day and it worked great. That was when I was on Nardil too.

Fast forward, I’m now on Zoloft 150mg, Nortriptyline 50mg, and Klonopin .5 x2/day.

Seems to me like Klonopin has VERY delayed onset. It takes maybe 90 minutes to kick in and only lasts 4 hours. When I was taking Xanax it would hit hard within 30 minutes and last 2-3 hours.

Do you think the Xanax was working better because I was taking Nardil as well?
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I've only ever taken Xanax and just in small does for when I have to do presentations or something. If I take too much like more than .25 MG it makes me want to go lay down and pass out. But I will say it takes last least an hour to hit me. And then another hour to peak It even seems to take a while when I take it sublingually. And it only lasts like 2 hours.

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I normally take Klonopin on an empty stomach. I don’t let it dissolve under my tongue either. I’ll just take it was some water.

I know Xanax it’s you harder and Klonopin lasts longer throughout the day. It’s frustrating because I wish Klonopin could hit as hard a Xanax but also last for a long time.
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xanax i remember asking my private psychiatrist for it and declined at the time he had me on clonazepam. he told me i dont want you to get addicted to it. I think ive gotten tolerant to it after taking it for fourteen years consistently. Xanax i believe is more potent is relieving anxiety and panic attacks/panic disorder much quicker then klonopin.

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So when I was on Xanax I was taking .5 x2/day and it worked great. That was when I was on Nardil too.

Fast forward, Im now on Zoloft 150mg, Nortriptyline 50mg, and Klonopin .5 x2/day.

Seems to me like Klonopin has VERY delayed onset. It takes maybe 90 minutes to kick in and only lasts 4 hours. When I was taking Xanax it would hit hard within 30 minutes and last 2-3 hours.

Do you think the Xanax was working better because I was taking Nardil as well?
Xanax kicks in faster than klonopin does. It probably did work better for you while you were on the Nardil. That wouldn't surprise me. Just curious but what made you want to quit the nardil?

Xanax is definitely more effective for panic attacks when your having one in the moment. However it is feared by clinicians and for good reason because coming off of it can be quite hard. Klonopin takes longer to kick in but it should work longer than 4 hours when it does kick in. You are on a pathetically low dose of klonopin. Quite frankly I'm surprised you are feeling it as much as you are.
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When I was on Nardil the magical dose was 60mg. But at that dose I could NOT orgasm... and my wife and I were trying for a baby. We decided to lower the dose to 45mg and keep trying. Well, we finally got pregnant, and she’s due very soon.

The down side is that the same month that we found out she was pregnant, I got fired from my job. With no insurance, Nardil was going to be about $60/month with the GoodRX app. I decided to just come off of it.

I tried to go back on the Nardil but my psychiatrist but he wanted to go SSRI route. Now here I am. Jobless, baby on the way, suffering. Praying everyday that now how I’ll make it.
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I normally take Klonopin on an empty stomach. I don’t let it dissolve under my tongue either. I’ll just take it was some water.

I know Xanax it’s you harder and Klonopin lasts longer throughout the day. It’s frustrating because I wish Klonopin could hit as hard a Xanax but also last for a long time.
Empty stomach or sublingual is key to feeling the effects as soon as possible. Sounds like you're already doing that. Maybe ask your doctor bout Xanax XR? That might due the trick.


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