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Hi,

I have just recently started on 1 mg Klonopin a day and I was wondering if any of you have tried and had succes with it (especially in comparison to if you had taken xanax before.) So far, it seems to be helping except it's making me very sleep at times. I am afraid of withdrawel (like i suffered with xanax) so I don't want to continue it long but want to reach some kind of maximum effect with this to give myself a head start in combatting the DP completely. What is a good time period for the max effects of klonopin?

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Anxiety,depression, dp/dr have alot to do with low serotonin levels. The way it was explained to me is serotonin helps mediates gaba. Benzos potentiate the effects of gaba and sort of take the place of serotonin. They will actually slow serotonin output and in time will make your situtation worse for when you have to withdraw. A better solution is any drug that boosts serotonin levels. It can take a long time(up to 2-3 months) for them to work and in the mean time it can make your condition much worse. Many people take a benzo to help them thru the initial activation period and withdraw once they recieve the ssri therapuetic effect.
 
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if you start to have any side effects from this med, like more anxiety...ect...you do not need more of it!! stop asap! with a 10% reduction every week or so...this drug is crazy...i am 10 months off almost, and in severe hell still...getting better...but in hell none the less
 
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