Oct 31, 2010
I don't know much about this site yet or what I should put in a journam entry, but I have a concern. I've been taking 1mg of Clonazepam every night for 5 years now. I feel like I've developed a tolerance because I have anxiety all day and get anxious and stressed very easily. My doctor thought maybe putting me on adderall would help me to focus and concentrate more and my anxiety level would go down. That backfired. The side affects were unreal for me. So, the doc decided on Lorazepam (ativan) instead of the Clonazepam. He has me on 1mg of Lorazepam 3 times a day. Seems like a lot me, but I don't know. I take his word for it. I do feel less anxious but I feel like i may be having withdrawal from Clonazepam, but how is that possible? My thoughts are different, headaches, dizzy to the point where I feel nauseas. I actually only take .5 mg instead of 1 mg twice a day and 1mg at night of the Lorazepam. I just want to feel better! This is so frustrating! I had such social anxiety last night at the family and friends halloween party we went to we had to leave early and I sat on the couch of my mother in laws waiting for him to say we could go home. I'm dragging my husband thru hell and I feel awful about it. We used to have so much fun together and the last 2 weeks have been taking a toll on him. If anyone reads this and has anything to say or advice I'd love to hear it.