When I had severe anxiety/panic attacks, I did take Klonopin. They do work. For me they did not put me to sleep. I could take 2 a day and be fairly free from the anxiety, but that was with therapy once or twice a week. I highly recommend you go to a therapist (psychologist/psychiatrist, which ever can prescribe meds). The Klonopin is fairly fast acting. It kind of makes you where you don't worry about things. You feel very relaxed but are still aware of what is going on around you, still very capable of interacting with your children and going out and doing things. I do not advocate medicine as a permanent option or the only option. Medicine, for a short time, while combined with therapy where they teach you calming and relaxation techniques is one of the best combinations I have found. You are able to relax enough to really work on ways of calming yourself in anxiety provoking situations. PM me if you want more info or talk.
at 6:19 PM on Aug. 10, 2009