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klonopin & zoloft issues

hey everyone! im new to the site and new to panic disorder. i was given 100 mg of zoloft and .5 mg of klonopin. i take the zoloft at night along with 1/2 of the klonopin and then the other 1/2 in the morning. today is day 5. i feel more anxious then before, jittery, moody, and just not myself. i know it takes awhile for the zoloft to kick in but i though thats what the klonopin was suppose to help with? do you think klonopin just isnt the right med for me or is it just because zoloft is "overpowering" the effects of klonopin? help me firgure out what to do please!! -K

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NEEDING HELP!!!

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