I was diagnosed with multiple sclerosis July 17th of 2018.
My neurologist had put me on 1 mg of Klonopin 3 times a day he put me on 600 mg of Tegretol 200 mg 3 times a day and Copaxone already loaded syringes 40 mg.
He put me on the Tegretol because my electrocardiogram came back that my brain spikes were too close together.
I went back to see him and Copaxone was giving me very very very bad anxiety and he hopped my Klonopin to 2 mg 3 times a day.
So I stopped taking my Copaxone on my own because of the anxiety and I just kept taking the Klonopin as prescribed and the Tegretol as prescribed and I have an alcohol problem so I was drinking while taking these medications and I’m not taking my Copaxone shot so now I’m taking more Klonopin than prescribed sometimes 8 mg a day sometimes 9 trying to get off of the alcohol.
Not much more to say other than I’m just confused and I don’t know which way to turn I can get myself off of the alcohol not a problem however getting back down to 2 mg of Klonopin is going to be rough I don’t know if there’s a medication out there for relapse remitting Ms that does not cause so much anxiety I don’t know if I could live without being on some type of benzo because my nerves hurt.
I have heard of people taking CBD oil and I have tried it and it is amazing I’m starting to wonder if I would be better off on a muscle relaxer rather than such a high dose of Klonopin and the only reason he put me on such a high dose was because of the anxiety from the compact Zone however the 2 mg of Klonopin does not even take care of the anxiety from the Copaxone so I’m in a little bit of a catch-22 I also take Zoloft for depression and I take pravastatin for high cholesterol
My question is I get two or three days without alcohol and I start getting these fits alcoholic fits I think what I should do is just stop alcohol together and then talk to my doctor about a Klonopin taper and see where it goes from there I don’t know if I could live without being on some kind of benzo because my nerves hurt that bad.
This is my first post so I would appreciate any positive feedback thank you in advance Warriors I love you guys God bless
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