Hello again. You can definitely ask for an increase in dose of Klonopin but because of its long half life it may cause you to feel drowsy in the morning. You can ask about Ativan or Xanax which are benzodiazepines with a shorter half life. Xanax is also just as strong as Klonopin, but Ativan is s bit weaker. In addition you can discuss with your doctor about trying Doxepin or Gabapentin as these can be used as s sleep aid
Halcion is a short life benzodiazepine like Xanax so as long as the dose is equivalent, which may take time to determine, this can be an option for you. But like all benzodiazepines, this should only be used in the short term to avoid physical addiction.
Exactly. There is no need to taper from the Klonopin as long as you are given an equivalent dose of the Halcion compared to the 1mg of the Klonopin.
Some people react differently to different benzodiazepines and this one is more fast acting and will not linger in your body like Klonopin.
It is designed specifically for insomnia for only a few weeks use because of the physical addiction factor. Halcion is not effective to treat anxiety like Klonopin is because of its extremely short half-life.
Well you can try Halcion as they are similar in chemical properties in terms of affecting the neurotransmitter GABA. But remember like Ambien, your body is going to tolerate the Halcion, unless you find a more permanent solution for your insomnia.
Psychotherapy will help to reduce the anxiety. Antidepressants in the day time (or Remeron taken at night) can help to lessen anxiety as well and are not physically addicting. The last thing would be to undergo a sleep study to determine if there is any other secondary cause for the insomnia or other possible treatments besides psychotherapy and psychotropic medications.
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It depends on how severe your insomnia is and because you became physically dependent on the Ambien that only worsened your insomnia in the long-run, which is possibly why the 100mg of Seroquel was not effective for you because you are so used to these sedative type medications right now.
I am sorry to hear that. Most likely Klonopin still works for you but you became tolerant at the present dose which is common with physically addicting medications. You can try Halcion, but eventually you will be faced with the same problem with the Klonopin, which is why these medications are only meant to be used in the short term (6-8 weeks).
That will increase the onset of the sedative effect, so it is possible to help induce enough sedation to help you sleep at night.
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Well this time do not divide it. You can also ask your doctor to increase the dose of the Seroquel too.