to. My pharmacist said they are fast acting so if I have a panic or anxiety attack then take one. Please help someone because I started cutting the one I take during the day 1/2. The reason why I am doing this is because I am on too many prescribed drugs right now... Tegretol, ranitidine, meloxicam, oxybutin, & the clonazepam. I'm sure someome out there may understand why I have begun this process since my Dr. does not have any appts. for me until mid Aug. Thanks
10 Jul 2012
That's a shame, since these things work much better when you are working with a doc. I can agree with you not wanting to take it on a regular basis, but don't say with all your meds, many of us take many more then you do, lolol. Did the pharmacist give you an idea how to do it? How long have you been on it? I've tapered off of meds, however how I would do it and what you can tolerate may be different. I'm sure someone who's done it with clonazepem will answer.
11 Jul 2012
Clonazepam has a very long half life, that means it stays in your system a long time. I took myself off of clonazepam, I did it because some doc said I couldn't.
Nevertheless, if you really want off, drop one .5 mgs a day for a week, then after one week on the lower dose, can jump off.
When I weaned myself off of clonazepam, the only thing that happened was the return of my symptoms, panic attacks and generalized anxiety disorder. I was horrible to live with because of my disease, not wd's. Called my shrink and that's what he told me, if I want to live my life, crazy as a looney tune, i could stay off my meds or get my life back and go on them again. So I did. I feel great, and you are not on too many meds... I am on more than you are.
And I've been on clonazepam over 35 years. Go figure.
Those are my experiences with clonazepam. I call it my best friend. And I don't ruin relationships either.
12 Jul 2012
Can I ask why you would like to stop taking the Clonazepam ? Right now you are on a very low dosage and if it is working why stop ? My suggestion to you is to wait until you see your doctor and discuss how to taper off it. You have to understand through unless you have learned tools to manage you aniexty and panic attacks they will retrun.
Another option , if you want to elimate some of your medications you should discuss with your dr which one can be elimated. I just went to my dr and he took the zoloft away of course we are going to taper me off it and see how it goes
As far as being on to many medications , if it not broke dont fix it
Good Luck , Hang in there I know it can be frustrating waiting to see your dr
28 Jul 2013
I am on .75 mg of clonazepam for over 8 years-taken before bed. It was
prescribed to me by a holistic doctor no less. I can feel changes in
my neuro-chemistry as a result. I am pracitising meditation for over
30 years and I feel a kind of blocked energy in the head. I think it has to
do with the clonazepam-Im still trying to cut down by slicing a little bit off
at a time-but its not easy. I had originally started with .50mg but had to increase it to the .75 when the .50 stopped being effective. I also have TMJ
problems which is what I thought was the root cause of why I needed it
before bed. The doctor that originally prescribed it to me said try not
to take it every day-but I did as I found it worked quickly. Please let me know how your doing as we are on close to the same amount of Clonzepam.
- Clonazepam Information for Consumers
- Clonazepam Information for Healthcare Professionals (includes dosage details)
- Side Effects of Clonazepam (detailed)
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