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5 hours ago · Let’s Go Walking! Join me for a virtual walking support group in Cancer: Managing Symptoms

@contentandwell
“IN A BIKINI” WOW, really! I don’t suppose you took her picture? I wonder if she’d like to move to California?🤞
”I would ship a little loaf to you but it would be stale by the time you got it.”
Actually I'm okay with ”stale” but nowadays we have other options available besides wagon trains.
Well, I made the gruesome decision to go for the dreaded walk today and it took all the courage I had to make that decision. But I’ll go and I’m shooting for 1000 steps and hopefully more and Becky you mentioned if you walked 2 miles I’d send you a cookie but you didn't mention any specific distance I was required to walk to get my prize so @becsbuddy get that cookie in the mail! Sad to have to bribe someone to walk huh?
Jake

19 hours ago · Gratitude Discussion Group in Just Want to Talk

@lioness
I throw garbage out Linda not buy or eat it, but would I‘d be happy to send you some good quality candy.
If I have to buy some dark chocolate to get some sauerkraut that’s a mighty high price to have to pay.
Jake

23 hours ago · Taking our minds off things, what are you watching?? in Depression & Anxiety

@januaryjane
I’m watching “The Planets” it’s about Pluto, then Venus then Mars. Exciting huh! I usually watch old shows 50 plus years old.
Jake

23 hours ago · Gratitude Discussion Group in Just Want to Talk

@jimhd
@sundance6
I agree too. I’m very grateful for everything I have and my outstanding friends. And I am especially grateful that only one of my many candy dishes is empty.
Blessings to all,
Jake

1 day ago · Tapering off clonazepam (Klonopin, Rivotril) in Depression & Anxiety

@skymaxed
Hello,
I’m not sure I understand your taper for sure. Did you go from 2mg down to 1mg (a 50% reduction? Then reduced 25% a year later then 33% the next year?
If you only made three reductions in that five years I am curious if you had any withdrawls at any time. Withdrawl symptoms frequently worsen the lower your dose.
Personally I wouldn’t try it myself but if you’re that anxious to stop after five years I would at least cut it in half at the minimum. I took a huge amount of Klonopin just 2 mg less than the maximum dose so I took 18 mg a day, which never helped my seizures at all. At the end I was chipping off infinitesimally small pieces.
My guess is your doctor will tell you to just stop it And if you haven’t had any issues with withdrawal symptoms in the last five years you may be one of the lucky ones who can stop it. But if it were me I would try reducing it by 0.625 every several weeks which will take three months.
There’s no magic formula since people react differently. Klonopin has a half life of 30 hours which means it will be totally out of your system in approximately 6 days. Although this figure can vary in different people.
I do have a question, are you currently taking a .25 on a daily basis or .25 twice a day twice a week?
Good luck on the remainder of your taper,
Jake

1 day ago · Saliva and dry mouth in Head & Neck Cancer

@wgatap21
Hello,
There are medications that can make you hyper salivate, the seizure medication Klonopin is one of them although we can also make your mouth dry as well. My experience with Klonopin Was when I first started taking it it made my mouth dry but as the doctor is increased my dose to nearly the max dose I started to salivate more. After approximately 40 years I don’t remember if it had an unusual taste or not. If I remember correctly I believe it was worse at night.
Drinking lots of water can help reduce excess saliva production as can good oral hygiene.
My dad took Elavil to reduce his saliva production.
Good luck,
Jake

1 day ago · Let’s Go Walking! Join me for a virtual walking support group in Cancer: Managing Symptoms

@colleenyoung
I walked over 6,000 steps awhile back and it said I went 2.5 miles. I’m not sure how accurate these devices are but congratulations to mom wow, she is one determined lady. Are you doing as good?
Jake

1 day ago · Let’s Go Walking! Join me for a virtual walking support group in Cancer: Managing Symptoms

@starko
Sugar? The greatest health food ever. Time for me to get healthier.But what should I have. I’m out of cake. @darlingtondoll, I hope you feel very guilty tomorrow morning as your cutting your piece for breakfast knowing I don’t have any!!!!!!!!!
Jake