I used to take Clonapine (Rivotril) for several years to help control my chronic anxiety disorder. After weaning off of it about 6 years ago, I've managed to keep my anxiety at a very manageable level with only taking a pill as needed to treat the symptoms once in a VERY long time.
However, last week, I quit smoking (after smoking for 10 years). I've been experiencing anxiety and feelings of panic that not even a LARGE dose of anti-anxiety medicine can seem to help. Is there a connection? I quit cold turkey, but it's been over a week now. If it is related, shouldn't the withdrawal and anxiety related to this be gone by now???