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Does anyone take xanax in addition to klonopin? I take .5 mg of klonopin 3 times per day. I take an occasional xanax for extra anxiety , even though I was told not to take both xanax and klonopin. Anyone?

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Does anyone take xanax in addition to klonopin? I take .5 mg of klonopin 3 times per day. I take an occasional xanax for extra anxiety , even though I was told not to take both xanax and klonopin. Anyone?

Some people do this. In all honesty, i think its overkill, especially if its not prescribed for you to take it together.

If you want a long acting benzo where you can still use a short acting benzo for panic attacks or whatever, the following combinations are better and you should talk with your dr about them.

- klonopin + atvian (lorazepam)

- diazepam(valium) + atvian

- diazepam + xanax

Alternatively, an increased dose of klonopin might be better, say 1mg 2x per day or something.

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Thanks! I've been trying really hard to take deep breaths and relax to make my panic attacks subside- one time it actually worked!But , really, it's hardto take deep breath when you can't breath. My pdoc is anti- benzo. she was trying to get me off klonopin, but the returning anxiety and panic attacks were just too much. so now I'm prescribed .5-3 times a day of klonopin, butI have a ton of xanax. I've been taking it lately , as I have had increased anxiety-probably due to increased stess in my life. Maybe I will speak to my pdoc about those combos. Thanks again,Melissa

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I can relate to having panic attacks and being told to take deep breaths.  It is pretty hard to do.  I am glad that your pdoc did allow you to go back up on the Klonopin.  You should discuss a PRN to be used no more than once a day.  When I was on Klonopin, I used Ativan on an as needed basis.

Katie ;)

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