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The reason is because upon awaking in the morning my anxiety is so bad I don’t want to get up. She says klonopin lasts longer then Ativan. Although I only take the Ativan in the morning and Seroquel at bedtime which to me does nothing.
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What you are experiencing in the morning is ativan withdrawal, not your normal anxiety. Klonopin is a longer acting benzo but very very hard to come off of. I know my father ended up in the ICU from Klonopin withdrawal. So just know that once you go on it long term it is very hard to get off a benzo. Also, because of the short half life of Ativan you begin withdrawal about 4 to 6 hour after taking it.
I have gone through Ativan withdrawal. I am 6 months out after going cold turkey. I do not advise going cold turkey if you do decide to go off the Ativan.
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