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4 days ago · Tapering off clonazepam (Klonopin, Rivotril) in Depression & Anxiety

Everyone is different in how they respond to various meds. I am someone who does not absorb meds very readily so it was easier for me. I cut down by .5 each time and I had about 2 weeks between cuts. Others in here have had to cut much less at a time and for much longer periods of time between cuts.

4 days ago · Tapering off clonazepam (Klonopin, Rivotril) in Depression & Anxiety

I came off of Klonopin by my doctor's direction. I came off by gradually tapering off and I had no problems. I took 1 mg a day for many years and then increased to 1.5 for a short time. After this I got the doctor who wanted me off the benzo. I do not recommend anyone making any changes to their medicine without doctor's direction.

5 days ago · Tapering off clonazepam (Klonopin, Rivotril) in Depression & Anxiety

@meka have you been able to get an answer from your doctor yet about why your Sertraline was discontinued? Serotonin poisoning means you had too much Sertraline in your system so maybe the doctor felt discontinuing for awhile was the best way to get back to a starting point. It does take a while to get the serotonin reuptake inhibitors out of your system as they have a long half-life.

Sun, Sep 8 3:51pm · Tapering off clonazepam (Klonopin, Rivotril) in Depression & Anxiety

I have tapered off of klonazepam safely, with a doctor's guidance. I am still taking sertraline. Did your doctor say why they were taking you off of Sertraline? I have taken antidepressants for over 20 years with no known problems from doing so. I am sorry that you are having so many problems. We certainly try to be supportive. We are not Mayo employee, but people who love to help people with problems similar to what you have.
If your doctor will not give a reason for cutting you off of Sertraline, I would ask about seeing another doctor. Please let us know how you are doing and how the cancer treatments are working.

Mon, Aug 26 1:20pm · Your Tips on How to Get Off to the Best Start with a New Specialist in Visiting Mayo Clinic

My father felt walking on a sprained ankle was the best treatment. In your case broken was bad when he refused to even look. Be sure you trust your doctor and since we live in the free USA, we can change a doctor when we do not.

Sun, Aug 25 3:16pm · Cpap and sleep in Sleep Health

I did ask that @johnbishop but have not had any response in over a week. I even looked for another doctor closer to where I live and there are none accepting new patients. Only this clinic.

Sun, Aug 25 2:40pm · Cpap and sleep in Sleep Health

I have the same problem with my dreamware mask. I want to go back to my blue gel mask from Phillips but it has been a year since I got a prescription and my sleep medicine doctor is booked solid until the middle of September. They will not prescribe until I see the doctor. Right now I have the mask so tight that it leaves marks on my face for hours after and loosening even a little and the mask leaks bad. I am frustrated and tired.

Mon, Jul 29 7:57am · Restless leg symdrome affecting my sleep in Brain & Nervous System

@linedancer18337 welcome to Mayo Connect. I see you have Lyme disease. I am sure that is a major problem for you. Restless leg syndrome may be caused by sleep apnea and since you mentioned trouble sleeping and being tired, it might be worthwhile to ask your doctor if a sleep study would be a good idea. We are not doctors so cannot tell you a diagnosis, so that is why I suggest consulting your doctor. If you are diagnosed with sleep apnea, then using a CPAP machine should reduce the restless leg syndrome. There are also meds you can take for it. Lyme disease can also cause rls. There are a few other causes as well, so again seeing a doctor to eliminate them would be what I would recommend. Please come back and let us know what is happening as you seek answers.