Anxious and Sick of It:
The only antidepressant effect clonazepam has is in its ability to relieve anxiety. My belief is that there is no shame in using medicine to relieve symptoms. After all, anxiety and depression are illnesses caused by chemical imbalances. Diabetes and some types of hypertension are also caused by chemical imbalances. The problem with using clonazepam for anxiety is that clonazepam is addictive for some people.
There are patients who can maintain a prescription for clonazepam for decades without it ever becoming a problem. There are others, however, who are addicted and dependent after a relatively short period of time, e.g., weeks or a few months.
If you have ever had a problem with any type of dependency, then you probably should not rely on clonazepam or any similar medication (benzodiazepines = lorazepam, alprazolam, diazepam, temazepam, etc.), for relief of anxiety. Clonazepam is less addictive than some other choices, but is still problematic in certain individuals.
If clonazepam is a good choice for you, the dosing frequency of morning and supper is a good plan. Usually, the benzodiazepines are prescribed for a short period of time while waiting for the antidepressant to take effect. Many of them, including Effexor, are indicated for the treatment of anxiety disorders.
Good luck to you.
As always, if you feel like harming yourself or anyone else in any way, you must immediately call 911, or go to the nearest emergency room.
Please remember that I cannot make a diagnosis based on internet communication.
Dr. K. Eisele