I have a history of abusing, well, everything to try and self-medicate. My med regimen (in my profile) has kept me stable, for the most part, but I've been doubting my happiness and symptom relief with it lately. So, I bought some klonopins because I do have some drug knowledge and figured it would help me sleep and even help my social anxiety. I've been taking 2mg 1x/day and it has made me happier, more sociable, and has even helped me sleep where the 40mg of Ambien has not been able to help me with. I feel alive again. I have not been popping them like candy, but rather I've been experimenting with it because my psychiatrist would rip me a new one if I told her any of this. I know benzos are usually off limits for addicts, but I've been keeping an eye on myself. Should I discuss this with my prescriber? Is this a good idea concerning the other meds I'm taking? Any other ideas for meds so I can feel alive the way I do when I take the clonazepam?