Klonopin

Posted by cdcc @cdcc, Aug 1, 2018

Has anyone taken this medication. My med nurse wants to take me off Ativan and use Klonopin. Any info on this would be greatly appreciated. Thanking you

Mattie, are you taking it for Anxiety and if so, are you going to take another medication in place of Klonopin and Prozac? I am having a real hard time treating my Anxiety.

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@mommaof4

@cdcc
Hi I’m new to the community. I saw this post and had to answer. My experience with Klonopin was a good one until I had to come off of it. I was taking .50 for years due to my anxiety. After probably about 5 years I had to increase to .50 twice a day. It didn’t end there my body got so used to taking it because it is very addictive that I actually had to take 1mg twice a day. I know that’s a lot but I was listening to my psychiatrist and she felt it was the right thing to do so I did. If I knew then what I know now I never would have started taking it. My anxiety is under control now and I’m not on any meds at all. Your body gets so used to taking a pill that it craves that pill that’s why she kept increasing. I really hope that you find what works for you and do your research I sure wish I did.

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mommaof4 how do you control your Anxiety without medication? How long did it take you to control your Anxiety after coming off the Klonopin?

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yes anxietey and depression. tryingto fin something to help me stop the side effects from stoopping the Prozac…klonopin not helping that much I took both for 20 yearsk,, now no one gives a damn how horriblel it is to come off. I was hoping for a mild something to help. It gets bad I gewt so mean. Inside.

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@mommaof4

@cdcc
Hi I’m new to the community. I saw this post and had to answer. My experience with Klonopin was a good one until I had to come off of it. I was taking .50 for years due to my anxiety. After probably about 5 years I had to increase to .50 twice a day. It didn’t end there my body got so used to taking it because it is very addictive that I actually had to take 1mg twice a day. I know that’s a lot but I was listening to my psychiatrist and she felt it was the right thing to do so I did. If I knew then what I know now I never would have started taking it. My anxiety is under control now and I’m not on any meds at all. Your body gets so used to taking a pill that it craves that pill that’s why she kept increasing. I really hope that you find what works for you and do your research I sure wish I did.

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I’ve decided not to take the Klonopin and stay on my Ativan. I’ve read to many things about all the side effects coming off of it. And that’s the last thing I need since I’m still struggling with all the withdrawals from Lyrica

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@mommaof4

@cdcc
Hi I’m new to the community. I saw this post and had to answer. My experience with Klonopin was a good one until I had to come off of it. I was taking .50 for years due to my anxiety. After probably about 5 years I had to increase to .50 twice a day. It didn’t end there my body got so used to taking it because it is very addictive that I actually had to take 1mg twice a day. I know that’s a lot but I was listening to my psychiatrist and she felt it was the right thing to do so I did. If I knew then what I know now I never would have started taking it. My anxiety is under control now and I’m not on any meds at all. Your body gets so used to taking a pill that it craves that pill that’s why she kept increasing. I really hope that you find what works for you and do your research I sure wish I did.

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Yes I’m very interested in what you are doing for anxiety without a little pill to help

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I have been taking it for 25 years or more. I just had a tkr and didn't take any for over a month with no indication that I had an addiction issue. I usually take it at night because it does slow me down some but the effect seems to carry on for a long time, maybe a day or two.

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Mattie, are you trying to get off all meds or try I g to find one that works for you. Some people can't get off of meds and need to stay on one that works for you. They have a DNA test you can take that shows which ones do and do not work for you. In the mean time can your doctor give you something for the withdrawals. People usually don't have a problem getting off of Prozac. Did it quit working for you? How long were you on it?

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you are misled…read about withdrawl from Prozac!!!!! Horrible. was on it 20 years. my doctor moved or is not interested anymore. cannot6 find another near me and haveAMDl so cant drive far. No doctor, for that, believe me….I have spen months on comp and phone..when u are over 70 they want u dead.

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I know how you feel Mattie. I am 72 and really get scared about the Anxiety and depression I have and if this is a new norm. I have had It on and off for years and use to bounce back from It. This last episode has been going on almost 2 years! It does seem like they would like to sweep us seniors under the bus at times doesn't it?

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@hopeful33250

@cdcc

The recommendation to switch meds is more understandable now. I suppose the choice is up to you. Let me know what you decide and if you do start the Klonopin, I'd be interested in hearing if it was a good change. Sometimes we do have to try various meds to find the one that works the best.

I look forward to hearing from you again.

Teresa

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I decided not to go on the Klonopin after reading about withdrawal which I want no part of since all my panic and anxiety are caused from coming off of Lyrica. So I am staying on one Ativan a day and using CBD oil as needed

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@hopeful33250

@cdcc

The recommendation to switch meds is more understandable now. I suppose the choice is up to you. Let me know what you decide and if you do start the Klonopin, I'd be interested in hearing if it was a good change. Sometimes we do have to try various meds to find the one that works the best.

I look forward to hearing from you again.

Teresa

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What srength of Ativan do you take each day?

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@hopeful33250

@cdcc

The recommendation to switch meds is more understandable now. I suppose the choice is up to you. Let me know what you decide and if you do start the Klonopin, I'd be interested in hearing if it was a good change. Sometimes we do have to try various meds to find the one that works the best.

I look forward to hearing from you again.

Teresa

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