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Mon, Jul 6 8:53am · Starting Klonopin Taper, Scared of the Horror Stories in Depression & Anxiety

im glad it helps 🙂 remember your health and your life comes first, the goal is to live life the way you want to live it and if getting off klonopin is a part of that then that is great if not that is ok too..

Fri, Jun 26 4:43pm · Starting Klonopin Taper, Scared of the Horror Stories in Depression & Anxiety

Hi all, I’m the original poster on this thread, just want to let you all know I have been completely off klonopin for 30 days now, I came off slowly over 5 months from .5mg 2x day that I was on for three months, so not a high dose and not a long time on it but nevertheless I did do it 😊. happy to say I did not experience anything too horrific. I would have physical pain in the first week at each step down (flu like aches which is why I paused the taper for a while at the beginning of COVID) and some increased anxiety symptoms the second week which mostly subsided. Overall I feel ok, still taking effexor and buspar. I’m glad to know that I don’t have to fear a klonopin taper anymore bc it’s done, so that is the main benefit I get. My advice would be klonopin is a life saver when you are waiting for an anti depressant to kick in. It made my life livable during that time. but I also reached a point where I felt ready to try life without it again bc the fear of going without it was a barrier to my full recovery, for me, that may not be the case with every one. Work with your doctor and take what you need to take to feel like yourself. When you want to try coming off make sure your doctor approves go slow and don’t be afraid to pause or go back if you need to. This was my third try. Ok well thanks everyone I didn’t want to leave you hanging, feel free to dm me or email me if you have more ?s
Nick

Tue, Apr 28 3:36pm · Falling! Side effect of anxiety medication (clonazepam)? in Depression & Anxiety

Definitely contact your prescribing doc about that. Benzos can impair motor skills if dose is too high for you.

Sat, Mar 21 10:02am · Starting Klonopin Taper, Scared of the Horror Stories in Depression & Anxiety

Also I really miss the days where my klonopin taper was my #1 concern 🙄

Sat, Mar 21 10:01am · Starting Klonopin Taper, Scared of the Horror Stories in Depression & Anxiety

Hi helen actually I’ve only been on one half now for about ten days but we will see might go back to two halves. This lockdown is rough stuff but I’m hanging in there. Good to hear that you are doing well!

Fri, Mar 20 7:50pm · Starting Klonopin Taper, Scared of the Horror Stories in Depression & Anxiety

Effexor 225 mg/day, buspar 20 mg/day and klonopin .25 mg/day

Fri, Mar 20 7:30pm · Starting Klonopin Taper, Scared of the Horror Stories in Depression & Anxiety

Yes it is a challenging time for sure. I’ve made use of every tool I have learned many times in the last week. I’m glad I already have medication and therapy for support.

Fri, Mar 20 7:21pm · Starting Klonopin Taper, Scared of the Horror Stories in Depression & Anxiety

Anxiety level has definitely been up this week but I think that has much more to do with all going on in the world than the reduction in meds. It’s been manageable though.