Clonazepam Tapering

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Kate Says:


Besides painful scary withdrawal say goodbye to your hair when trying to taper clonazepam or any other benzodiazapine. After taking this a few years it actually added anxiety and problems. People think it works well for them, but just you wait, it turns on you when you least expect it and it is the most painful and fearful thing to go through.

Doctors do not knwo how to handle the taper and end up adding more drugs that actually make things worse. Suddenly you find yourself living to avoid all the pain and the physical problems like nerve pain while trying to taper.



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Verwon Says:

Hello Kate! How are you doing? I'm very sorry about what you're going through.

It is normal for your body to get used to any medication that you've been taking for a long period of time and for it to stop working as well for you. Our bodies just get used to it and that sounds like what happened to you. So, it isn't that the medication started chasing anxiety, but you were experiencing it, again, because it stopped working for you.

A specialist, such as a psychiatrist should know how to handle a taper and what else can be used to alleviate the withdrawal effects, without creating more problems. This is a benzodiazepine, so it must be done very carefully.

Though, withdrawal can always be difficult to go through and the rebound pain is horrible.

Are you doing any better, yet?

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Curt Says:

I want to know if I have been taking clonazepam for 15 yrs how long and how would u divide 1mg pill per day to get off this crap and how long would it take?

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Curt Says:

This really sounds scary now, 15 yrs on 1 mg a night, so how did u manage to quit r did u have help quitting, I’m wanting to quit but hard for the doctors to tell me how in Alaska, Thanks for reply if possible, Thanks Curtis. ,

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Curt Says:

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I’m sorry I was asking Kate how she did get off clonazepam.

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