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I am on Lexapro 15mg a day, Buspar 30 mg a day, and Clonazopam

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I am on Lexapro 15mg a day, Buspar 30 mg a day, and Clonazopam 1 mg a day. I feel tired all of the time, or almost to the point that I can pass out. I have been on Lexapro for about 10 years, buspar and clonazopam for about 2 months. Is this combination ok?
Submitted: 7 years ago.
Category: Mental Health
Expert:  Ralph LMHC replied 7 years ago.

I am not a physician but have significant experience with psychotropic meds. Antidepressants and anti anxiety meds such as a Lexapro have a tendency to become ineffective after some time. After 10 years maybe it is time to talk to your prescribing doctor to think about changing the Lexapro as there several alternatives available. In my experience, I have never seen Buspar work in reducing anxiety, but that is just my experience as it is recommended for anxiety. Klonopin is an effective anti anxiety medication of the benzodiapine class, unfortunately it is highly addictive. I would review all these issues with your prescribing physicians. I hope this information has been useful and you discuss all with your prescribing physician.



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