is a short term solution for anxiety
. The first line medications are SSRIs like escitalopram and sertraline
. I usually start my patients with anxiety on a SSRI and add clonazepam for one to two months as it takes some time for the SSRI to become effective. Then I taper off clonazepam, so that one doesn't become dependent on it. It seems this was not done for you, but still it is not too late. Please consult a psychiatrist
who can assess you and prescribe an SSRI for you, so that you can gradually taper off clonazepam. Please do not worry about having to start another medicine as SSRIs are safe, with no dependence potential and can be gradually stopped after you become well.