I feel like it's the only thing that helps me feel normal. I take one .5mg about every other day, or 4 or 5 in a week. My primary doctor says there's nothing wrong with that, in fact mostly encourages it. My psychiatrist, however, doesn't want me taking them and has sort of outlined a plan for me to ween off of it. She claims they're addictive, cause long term side effects, and generally no good for you. I tend to fight myself into not taking them some days but kind of sick of feeling that way too often. It's like I'm torturing myself. Usually within an hour of taking one, my anxiety and physical symptoms mostly subside, I'm able to function better, get things done, etc etc.
Does anyone else take Klonopin or Xanax or Ativan daily? How much? For how long? I have a friend who's been taking 1 mg every day for maybe 15 years. Another friend is about the same amount. .5 in the morning and 1mg before bed. I've read about others that take 2 or 3mg a day. Should I just take my .5 daily? Should I be afraid of it becoming a habit or building a tolerance to it?