Is klonapin (clonazapam) a medication that is considered standard or "normal" in treatment of anxiety?I've been on depression meds for 16 years and suddenly came down with an anxiety disorder to top it off. I take pristiq for depression but suddenly had trouble waking up in the wee hours of the morning and not getting back to sleep, so my family doctor prescribed trazadone to take at night. Took that and it counteracted with the pristiq and the both pretty much cancelled eachother out making my depression worse and bringing on anxiety symptoms in the process. I'm still taking pristiq but the doc has tried me on everything from Lunesta, ambien, xanex, and now Klonapin to work with the sleep/anxiety issues. I worry about the Klonapin because I read that it was used to treat seizures. I don't have seizures but I worry that if at some point I go off that medication, it may cause me to have seizures. I know my family doc means well and is trying his best, but he's just a family practioner and I feel like I'm just being experimented on. I had a psychiatrist but because of an overwhelming work schedule and forgetfullness, I missed two appointments and now they have literally cut me off as a patient. I can't find anyone else in my insurance network taking new patients or able to see me in the evening as I work full time. I feel like I'm at a dead end and possible jeopardizing my job, and destroying my family relationships. Anyone out there got any words of encouragement?
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