Citation: agoodteacher. "Helpful Not Recreational: An Experience with Clonazepam (exp105487)". Erowid.org. Apr 4, 2018. erowid.org/exp/105487
I have struggled with depression and anxiety since I was 13 years old. I have taken many different anti-depressants that work on the brain in many different ways, and though the effect of some may have been beneficial, the side effects were intolerable.
I was prescribed a generic version of Klonopin (clonazepam) at 22 years of age because of a difficult situational experience that caused severe depression, sleep loss, and anxiety.
When I started taking it, friends who I had had for over a decade told me I looked healthy and my shoulders were no longer tensed up. Apparently I always had lifted my shoulders every day before then and I didn't even know it until it was brought to my attention.
Now my shoulders rest.
I am 28 now, 6 years later, and I am a happy and productive elementary school teacher without panic attacks. I still take clonazepam when I anticipate a very difficult situation, but do not feel a 'high' from it. Rather it seems to temper my emotions so that I can find better ways to cope with them.
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