My last post I was taking Neurontin, Celexa and Effexor XR (to ween myself off of it so I can take the Celexa.) I went to my psychiatrist this morning because the Neurontin wasn't working. So he prescribed me Klonopin. I am now taking the Celexa and Klonopin. I have severe agoraphobia, emetophobia (fear of vomiting), anxiety and horrible panic attacks.
My husbands leaving the Army and we are moving back home on Sunday, which is a 13 hour drive. After extensive research on Klonopin, I have found nothing but bad reviews on it from other people who have taken it. My friends husband was on it and he became addicted, taking it 12-13 times a day instead of once a day. Thank God he's not taking that anymore.
I'm worrying about starting Klonopin because of the zombie like feeling, the panic attacks (which I've heard will get worse before they get better when you first start taking them), constant drowsiness. With our 13 hour drive coming up in a few days I don't trust myself being on it while driving. We have 2 cars and there's no way for us to "pack up" my car, because we need to.
I'm in a very scared state right now with the Klonopin, I know I should take it but like I said, I don't trust myself with our drive. Can someone with experience in this please help me to ease my fears?
I take 10 mg of Celexa in the AM and then 20 mg at dinner, then I'm supposed to take .5 mg Klonopin at lunch and after dinner for 5 days, then .5 in the AM, lunch and dinner. I feel like that's too much. I already plan on seeing a therapist back home for anxiety/relaxation therapy and hopefully get a psychiatrist that I can trust, because I don't trust this one.
please help, I'm a wreck..