Hello. I've been taking Paxil 40mg/day for 12 years. I've always had the klonopin to take on an as-needed basis, but really hadn't taken any up until a few months ago. I was going through some stress, and I got into the habit of taking 1 mg of klonopin every night before bed. Recently, I read a few things about benzo addiction...so I started tapering my klonopin. I didn't want to be dependent on another med. I went pretty quickly, cutting back over about 2 weeks time. I am now only taking .25 mg at night.
I feel terrible. I'm having the old anxiety, obsessing thoughts, dread, fear, etc. coming back. I feel like the Paxil is still working...but just barely. I'm wondering if the return of anxious symptoms is klonopin withdrawal? If it is, do I just wait it out? Will I get to feeling better again soon?
I've been on an emotional roller coaster for a few days now, and I just want to go back to feeling OK again...without the klonopin. I've gone the past 12 years without the stuff. I know I can do it now. Any help or insight would be very much appreciated!