Klonopin taper

Posted by dawgbone @dawgbone, Jul 31, 2017

I have been on some kind of benzo for almost 40 yrs. I am trying to taper from 1.5-2 mgs of klonopin daily . Began in mid may 2017 and my last cut was very small on 7-2-17 to get to 1mg. Honestly feels like i am dying. I also take trazodone 75 mgs and 4 drugs for high blood pressure. I have been researching gabapentin and seroquel to help with the withdrawal symptons. Please offer any suggestions or help. I am 69 yrs old and cant even leave my house to visit my kids and grands. Thank you for any help!

@katj77

I know this is a old thread but I needed to get someone to help me out. I want to taper off my klonopin. I am at 4.5 mgs a day I have been considering taking cbd to help but don’t know where to start. My dr is no help. Please anyone ty.

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Hi. Please know that I cannot take the place of a compassionate and kind Provider.
But having had experience with benzodiazepine tapering, I encourage you to look at the free download of The Ashton Manual. There is no gimmick to this, but a guide to a very slow either liquid or dry taper so one experiences fewer withdrawal symptoms. There is also some info on YouTube on the different types of tapers
Good luck

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@hopalongnm3
Based on what I remember I believe the Ashton manual recommends using other meds to help people taper then people often have another med to taper off of. But whatever works.
Jake

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@sears

Excellent method and the method allows you to hold for awhile if needed.

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Hi again @katj77

It has been a couple of weeks since you posted about tapering off of Klonopin. Have you found any medical professional to help you with this process?

I hope you are doing better. Will you post an update as you are able?

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@jakedduck1

@hopalongnm3
Based on what I remember I believe the Ashton manual recommends using other meds to help people taper then people often have another med to taper off of. But whatever works.
Jake

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Jake, the Ashton method suggests you begin taking a benzo with a longer half-life making the taper easier. I started diazepam when tapering Xanax.

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