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Apr 9, 2019 · I'm having multiple odd episodes that are keeping me undiagnosed. Help in Brain & Nervous System

@contentandwell I just noticed I have been coughing, mainly in the middle of the night. I am taking lisinopril. I thought it was something else. I take a cough drop. Maybe I should have my MD try something else? If you cough should you change? I’m going to check with my MD to see if I need to change. Thanks

Apr 9, 2019 · Tapering off clonazepam (Klonopin, Rivotril) in Depression & Anxiety

Hi @johnhans I noticed you mentioned that you did not have the problems of withdrawals from clonazapam as many others do. I was wondering how your last doses went and how much you cut at the end? I am close to getting off totally and am wondering what to expect with no clonazapam in my system. It has been almost 6 months since I started my taper of 1.5mg. I am happy with my taper so far. Thank you in advance.

Apr 7, 2019 · What is the best way to taper off Klonopin? in Depression & Anxiety

@kittymama I have been reading about taking magnesium and zinc too. I think it has a calming effect. I’m going to try it. Let me know how your taper goes. I’m going to take less Klonopin tonight. Can’t wait to get off it. But I have to say it did help me years ago. I’m so glad I haven’t had the terrible withdrawals so many people have had. All our bodies are so different.

Apr 7, 2019 · What is the best way to taper off Klonopin? in Depression & Anxiety

@kittymama Hi, I also am tapering off Klondpin after 20 years. I started around October 2018. I took 1.5mg at night. I just no longer need it but was scared to go off. But decided to taper and to my surprise I am still not having any withdrawals that are hard to deal with. I am going down 10% of the pill every 2 to 3 weeks. That is very slow, but with good results. Just a little sleeplessness once in a while. But I am also taking melatonin 5mgs at night. I am currently at .125mg. I am very happy with my taper. The slower, the better my doctor said. And when I get to the last dose, he said take it every other night. It’s tedious to cut that last 1/2 pill but so worth going slow. Best wishes to you.

Mar 25, 2019 · Klonopin taper in Depression & Anxiety

Hello Everyone on this site. I am so happy I found it. I just wish I had found it years ago. I appreciate all your help and experiences. I’m seeing how different our bodies react to certain medications. I found it March 7 of this year. Just wanted to thank you for sharing with all of us. I wish you well in all your tapering and adjusting to meds and finding the right one that works.. And a special thank you to all the Moderators that respond to our questions.
thank you

Mar 25, 2019 · Why do I feel uneasy today? in Depression & Anxiety

@falon Hello Falcon, I’m glad you are going slower on your taper. You should feel better soon. Everything I have read is to go slow. I keep reminding myself that I’m going lower and it is giving my brain a chance to heal. Just think, you are lower already. You are even lower than me. I was on 1.50 all these years. You would get a kick watching me cut my .25 pill. I have all these little chips in my pill cutter box. I figure I am at .20. I am really slow. Next week I might be at .195. Lol 😂. But I will be off soon.

My ears are ringing so loud. But I shouldn’t complain. I had 2 Doctors retire last year that took care of me and my husband. Fortunately I found one that agreed to continue my Clonazepam. I think that helped me decide to go off. We like to hike in National Parks and other places and I always had to make sure I had enough of those pills to get me thru, since they will only give you one month at a time. Soon I won’t have to worry about these any more 😊. Neither will you! Keep up your good work. Let us all know your progress.

Take care

Mar 23, 2019 · Why do I feel uneasy today? in Depression & Anxiety

Hello @falon I have been thinking about you and wondering how your last doctors appointment went. I hope you are doing better on your taper. I hope you will go real slow, I know I am anxious to get off this benzo. But I had all your symptoms 20 years ago, and I thought I was going to die. I lost so much weight, all I could eat was jello for months. I got to the point where my skin felt like it was on fire underneath. Heart palpitations and afraid to go anywhere.
That’s when they put me on Clonazepam. It worked for all this time. That’s why I was afraid to go off, I thought all that horror would come back. But to my surprise it has not as of now. My body must be reverse of everyone else on here. I just wish I had gone off 10 years ago. But I’m doing it now. Things will get better for you I am positive.
Best wishes to you and everyone else on here.
Sorry I think I posted this on the wrong subject theme

Mar 23, 2019 · Klonopin taper in Depression & Anxiety

@jakedduck1 Hi, I have all little pieces of the .25 mg in my pill box. How much do you think I should be taking before I “jump off”. My retired neurologist always told me if I go off, that I could go every other day and see how that works, or every other 2 days. I’m not sure what my body will do with zero Clonazepam in it. But I have been doing good so far. 😁 I read that it takes 7/8 days to get out of your system. Thanks for all your good help.