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is replacing 6mg of xanax with 2 mg klonopin safe with no taper

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is replacing 6mg of xanax with 2 mg klonopin safe with no taper ? feel bad after 4 days

llw26 :

Hello -- how long have you been taking the medication?

Customer:

0ne year

llw26 :

Have you discussed this with a medical professional?

Customer:

no dont trust my doc anymore

Customer:

thats why im asking you

llw26 :

Okay. I would not suggest switching medications without discussing with a psychiatrist (or medical doctor) you trust. Xanax is an intermediate drug (lasts a few hours in your system)...to assist you with a quick onset of panic -- while klonopin is a long-acting drug (can last a few days in your system)

llw26 :

When you say feel bad after 4 days; does this mean you've already tried it?

Customer:

yes stopped xanax started klonopin

Customer:

jittery anxious bad stomah

llw26 :

And you're not feeling well?

Customer:

not at all

llw26 :

I would suggest you go back onto the dose of xanax you were initially prescribed.

Customer:

ok stop klonopin?

llw26 :

Okay, prior to switching were you taking both medications?

Customer:

no

Customer:

klonopin for 4 days now only no xanax

llw26 :

Okay, then yes, I would suggest your stop taking the 2mg of klonopin and go back onto the 6mg of xanax

Customer:

ok than u

llw26 :

Okay, anything else I can help you with?

Customer:

no thank u you helped

llw26 :

Okay and if you feel like the xanax isn't help -- I would get a medication evaluation by a psychiatrist you trust

llw26 :

and feel comfortable with.

Customer:

ok will do

llw26 :

Glad I could help!

llw26 :

Please let me know if you have any other questions or concerns

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