My husband, who has paranoid sz, has been non-med compliant with Klonopin for one month. He just told me last night. He said that he has been taking 1 mg in the morning and 1 mg at night — instead of 1.5 mg in the morning and 1.5mg at night.
He said that he started to taper off without telling his pdoc or anyone because he was “starting to feel better.” I told him he has anxiety. I also have anxiety and depression.
He has been taking all of his other meds, as directed — he told me. I am not sure if he’s lying to me about taking his other meds.
However, taking less Klonipin each day has already affected his mood and daily functioning.
He has been more anxious each day, he ruminates more frequently about our finances, finding a job (he has an MBA, as well as a master’s in computer science and he made very good money at his last job before his relapse of sz in August 2013) and he has been very irritable and snapping at me frequently.
I don’t know what the best treatment plan of action is regarding his non-med compliance. The psychiatrist who was covering for his regular psychiatrist (who was on maternity leave) switched him from Ativan to Klonopin in September 2014 when he was very suicidal and had a plan.
I’m afraid that if he continues to taper off that something dangerous could happen again — or at least he will get more and more anxious.
Could you please help?
Thank you very much.