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I went to dr for anxiety and panic. He prescribed klonopin.

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I went to dr for anxiety and panic. He prescribed klonopin. I am scared to take because I have take Ativan in the past just a couple of times and I am such a control freak that it made me anxious to feel loopy. Will this be the same?
Submitted: 7 months ago.
Category: Medical
Expert:  Dr. David replied 7 months ago.

Hello, this is Dr. David. I am reviewing your question now and will be with you momentarily.

Expert:  Dr. David replied 7 months ago.

there is no way to know if it will make you feel loopy unless you try it

there are other medications like sertraline or paroxetine or fluoxetine which could help decrease your anxiety and not make you so "loopy" like your prior ativan medication.

have you tried these medications before?

Customer: replied 7 months ago.
No I am scared to take medication. My father committed suicide and I am scared of side effects
Customer: replied 7 months ago.
The psychiatrist suggested St. John's wort tea and klonopin
Expert:  Dr. David replied 7 months ago.

if you don't take medications, you will continue to suffer with anxiety symptoms.

Customer: replied 7 months ago.
Do you think St. John's wort would help?
Expert:  Dr. David replied 7 months ago.

it may