User Reviews for Clonazepam

Also known as: Klonopin, Klonopin Wafer

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Review by Flipper Jackson:

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10

For Anxiety: They make my anxiety go away instantly. They let me feel normal around other people. Comfortable in my own skin. Lastly they give me energy to get through my day, like I Used to.

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September 1, 2014 6:59 AM

Review by Xrc:

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5.0

For Night Terrors: I was prescribed for night terrors. I tried it for about 4 weeks. I had a significant improvement but the side effects included feeling drugged all day and twitching muscles in my ears. I stopped taking It because of the side effects.

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August 24, 2014 6:14 AM

Review by Masami (taken for 10 years or more):

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10

Klonopin (clonazepam) for Anxiety: I have been taken Klonopin for 20 years, it all started because I lost function of both my inner ears and had no balance. The ear specialist concluded that there was no treatment available for this condition so my stress and anxiety level landed me in a pain clinic where medicine, exercise, counseling and diet did the trick. In three days I was back to normal. What I later found out is that Clonazepam was not only very effective for my balance disorder but it took the anxiety away. Today I take 2mg a day in two or three dosages and feel completely normal. When stress increases I slightly increase the dosage. I take it with Lexapro so as not to end in depression. The secret, for me, is daily exercise (walking), and Clonazepam/Lexapro10mg.

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August 21, 2014 2:34 PM

Review by tattooedkoi (taken for 1 to 6 months):

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10

Klonopin (clonazepam) for Anxiety: Have done the full arsenal of anti-depressants with minimal to no resolution of my SAD/GAD. I am a generally healthy 48 year old male that mysteriously 2 years ago developed intense GAD/SAD: terrified flop sweats in meetings, avoidance of all social gatherings/interaction, non-stop anxiousness, and a handful of panic attacks. Under recommendation from my therapist my GP reluctantly prescribed clonazepan (Klonopin). 1 mg 2 x day. The full 1 mg made me a bit glassy eyed and dull. Reducing to 0.5 mg in the morning - to handle work-related anxiety and 1mg at night before bed. Success! I am close to the goofy outgoing person I was before the anxiety kicked in full-force. Bravo! I have found the right mix - finally.

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August 20, 2014 9:07 PM

Review by Mozes:

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10

For Anxiety: Takes away the anxiety.

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August 8, 2014 9:16 PM

Review by Kim rodriguez:

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10

Klonopin (clonazepam) for Periodic Limb Movement Disorder: I have had restless leg syndrome since I was at least 5 yrs old, it runs in my family. It affected my school, jobs, trips and sleeping. As I got older the symptoms became worse. By the age of 30 yrs old I could no longer sleep at night due to the energy build up in my legs and arms, my brain was also not shutting down at night. I dreaded going to bed for years. My twin sister also has rest leg syndrome and her doctor put her on Klonopin, it worked for her. So I went to my doctor and he gave me a prescription of Requip. It didn't work well. He switched my medication and I started taking Klonopin. The changes were immediate. I slept for the first time all night. I can take long drives, fly in airplanes and actually sit through a movie.

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August 5, 2014 3:26 AM

Review by CheeTah51 (taken for 10 years or more):

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10

For Panic Disorder: Before I was prescribed clonazepam (2mg daily) Paxil (10mg daily) was prescribed (but there are many more I could list as time passed) for major depression. I was having scary nightmares, very disturbing to me. I think for myself this medicine is super, no side effects. I am currently off any antidepressant and have taken 2mg nightly. If I feel anxiety and can not stop the feeling, I will take 1mg. I plan to cut my dose to 1mg nightly. I feel, finally after 20 years of medicines I can handle my problems without medication per my doctors ok. Let's hope. I pray I can do this.

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August 4, 2014 2:32 AM

Review by Pb600004:

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7.0

Klonopin (clonazepam) for Panic Disorder: I first started out on Lamictal and unfortunately got a rash from it. I then was moved onto Ativans and those worked but only for a short period of time. This is by far the best medication, but, it takes a little bit longer to kick in compared to the Ativan. My panic attacks come out of nowhere and it's unfortunate that it doesn't kick in as fast. That's why I gave it an 8.

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August 1, 2014 5:56 AM

Review by Ian AC (taken for 6 months to 1 year):

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10

For Panic Disorder: I've struggled with panic attacks, anxiety, and other symptoms stemming from Post Traumatic Stress Disorder. First my Dr gave me Ativan which made me tired, and helped with my symptoms slightly. After a couple of days though, it just stopped working. I was then bumped up to low dose Xanax which worked slightly better but my dose kept needing to be increased because of the loss of effectiveness. The other problem I had with Xanax was that 15 minutes after I took it I felt like I had a piano dropped on my head, and then 2 hours later all effects were gone. Clonazepam, however, has been far more effective. It does not hit you all at once. It is steady, and long lasting. 1 MG 4x daily, and no need for a raise since I switched 6 months ago.

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July 29, 2014 12:34 PM

Review by xanam (taken for 1 to 6 months):

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3.0

For Anxiety: I took them for 3 months before I told my doctor to either change me or take me off them. The only thing they really did when I took them (I was on 6 mg daily) was made me a little drowsy and forgetful something I could do without. Anyway not to ramble but the doc put me on Xanax and I must say they work A LOT better.

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July 29, 2014 3:02 AM

Review by misty swamp:

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9.0

For Panic Disorder: Taken for "panic disorder" but also serves as anti-convulsant for Wellbutrin dosage. Taken various other meds with it ("mood stabilizers" and antipsychotics, lithium for bipolar) in various combinations (due to bipolar) that have affected the effectiveness of the medication, and have been at 4mg for 10ish years. It's never given me any side effects ever, has worked some with other meds, but found a good combination where it is really working so much better: 1mg 4x daily (one of those at bed time), Wellbutrin, Topomax ("mood stabilizer), Prozac. I am still trying to get over the semi-agoraphobia (can't get out alone, only with another person) that an antipsychotic caused with daily anxiety/panic attacks. But the clonazepam is working now.

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July 28, 2014 2:50 PM

Review by Johnnie2:

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10

For Insomnia: I was talked into Klonopin by my doctor. I was quite resistant to benzodiazepe medications. I take 2 mg at night before bed. This medication has been a life-saver for me. My doctor asked that on some nights that I go down to 1.5mg in order to keep the medication working well. Have been taking it for three years this way, and it works. Sleep is so important, and I have tried everything. Good medication for insomnia.

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July 23, 2014 1:36 PM

Review by NervousJack (taken for 1 to 6 months):

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8.0

Klonopin (clonazepam) for Anxiety: I was prescribed Klonopin to get me through anxiety exarcebated by starting on Lexapro. It is a benzo and therefore highly addictive so I was very careful about taking it as little as possible. I found it to be very effective and one tablet would actually keep me calm for around 36 hours ( it has a very long half life ). I did not feel side effects and didn't feel drunk or disoriented. Was effective for me but needs to be used with care.

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July 22, 2014 2:06 PM

Review by Calm in Ky (taken for 1 to 2 years):

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10

For Bipolar Disorder: I have anxiety attacks, restlessness, post traumatic stress disorder and bipolar disorder. My Dr put me on 1 mg Klonopin about a year ago and now I can handle life again. Since age 19 when my mother died I have had post traumatic stress disorder and major anxiety problems. But since doc put me on this the whole family says I'm a different person. It also controls my bipolar disorder I no longer (flip out) as my daughter calls it. So yes I agree that it is a miracle.

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July 21, 2014 11:55 PM

Review by invisible_creeper (taken for 1 to 6 months):

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10

Klonopin (clonazepam) for Anxiety: This medication is really great for anxiety. I use it for severe anxiety related to interviews and relationships. It makes me feel like a person again, rather than someone who's under attack and needs to flee from an oncoming threat. I can actually function when I take it instead of hyperventilate and being suicidal. It's excellent.

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July 21, 2014 5:56 PM

Review by worldbeat (taken for less than 1 month):

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9.0

For Anxiety: I've taken Klonopin for 3 weeks at 1 mg a day and it's been great. That nebulous dread feeling is gone. And most of my days at work and play are enjoyable. I asked the doc if I should do 1.5 mg since I noticed a little vulnerability in the morning. Overall great. Much better for me than Buspar.

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July 18, 2014 2:28 AM

Review by stable gucurious (taken for 10 years or more):

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7.0

Klonopin (clonazepam) for Bipolar Disorder: It seemed to work well for the first year or so but I have been on it and am at the maximum dosage and now I have been on it for 10 years and it does not seem to help now.

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July 14, 2014 3:57 AM

Review by worldbeat (taken for 1 to 6 months):

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9.0

Klonopin (clonazepam) for Anxiety: I first tried Buspar for my generalized anxiety disorder, and after several weeks, gave up on it. I decided to work with my psychiatrist instead of my GP. He agreed to let me try Klonopin. Wow. I only take 1 mg a day but I feel 90% recovered to my old self. I am more social again, working on my novel, doing well at work, handling stress well, having a lot more fun and joy. I've been on it for 3.5 weeks and hopefully can stay on it permanently. I know one needs to be cautious with it.

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July 12, 2014 3:55 AM

Review by Mikey12392 (taken for 5 to 10 years):

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10

Klonopin (clonazepam) for Anxiety: Best medication personally for anxiety and panic attacks. I have been taking 3-6mgs a day since I was 16 and compared to all the other benzodiazepines it has been the safest for long term use. I have tried Ativan, Xanax, and Valium also and did not have good experiences due to many side effects and they only worked for a couple weeks for me. Personally all medications have withdrawal so why not choose the best medication for yourself. SSRI's are just as hard to come off of as Benzos because of withdrawals, but most doctors don't tell you that.

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July 7, 2014 10:21 PM

Review by Brittbee (taken for 6 months to 1 year):

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9.0

For Anxiety: I have been on Klonopin for about 6 months now. I am on a pretty low dosage. I am prescribed one 0.5 mg in the morning and one in the evening before bed. I feel this pill has been a life saver. I take it and it kicks in my system in about 20 minutes or so and I start to feel my panic and anxiety melt away. I feel like I can breathe easier and my heart isn't beating out of my chest. I am more efficient at work and that's very important because my job entails direct patient care/interaction...so I have to be "happy" and on top of things. I was prescribed this along with Lexapro, which I have been weened off of. So now I only take the Klonopin as needed. I try to only take them when I really need them or I am having a severe panic attack.

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June 28, 2014 6:03 AM

Review by Sleepingbeautay (taken for 1 to 6 months):

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10

Klonopin (clonazepam) for Panic Disorder: I'm going through a custody battle right now and this is the ONLY thing getting me through the days with a clear head. My boyfriend after 20 years said if I leave him (he's abusive) that he'd take everything from me. He wasn't kidding. He knows I've suffered with panic disorder since I was 16. My dr put me on Prozac and that's helping a little bit to control crying. But the Klonopin is giving my heart and mind a chance to breathe again when I take it as needed. I take two 0.5/mg sometimes together or apart. Ativan & Xanax never worked on me before. I feel so present in the moment when I take my Klonopin.

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June 19, 2014 8:14 PM

Review by marchwinds (taken for 1 to 6 months):

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9.0

For Anxiety: I take this medicine for anxiety along with escitalopram. I find it works really well, with no side effects, other than drowsiness, which has lessened now that I am used to it.

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June 16, 2014 6:21 AM

Review by riverstyxxx (taken for 1 to 6 months):

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9.0

Klonopin (clonazepam) for Anxiety: Really good for as-needed, I take it less than once a week because my antidepressant works well. For me, 0.5mg in the early afternoon really takes the edge off, doesn't knock me out or leave me stoned, and lets me sleep that night. Rated a 9/10 because I have sexual side-effects for a few days afterwards, really not a big deal because the benefits outweigh. Only take this medicine as-needed, tolerance builds fast so a script of 30 should theoretically last 6 months. Be safe, and above all, communicate with your doctor. Benzos can be very useful if used properly.

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June 12, 2014 12:45 PM

Review by missmarple (taken for less than 1 month):

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10

For Insomnia: Just went back on this because of anxiety and insomnia. All my llfe I haven't slept well and have woken up anywhere from tired to absolutely exhausted. This will sound extreme but it has saved my life. I now feel 'normal' as I can cope with my anxiety, have less muscle tension and much, much better sleep so I can function during the day. It's too bad it's so look down on as a medication. It's cheap and very effective but doctors, my experience in Canada, seem to only see it as something to be abused.

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June 5, 2014 7:17 AM

Review by max1979 (taken for 2 to 5 years):

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10

For Insomnia: This is the best pill I've ever taken for sleeping. I've had insomnia for 6 years now. I got prescribed clonazepam, although my doc said it was highly addictive, because nothing else would work. I was desperate (in the time of 12 months before I got on it, I was able to sleep more than 6 hrs maybe 5 nights only), so I decided to give it a try. IT IS A MIRACLE PILL! I can sleep again 8 hrs straight! I don't feel groggy, drowsy or sleepy AT ALL, actually quite the opposite! I have so much energy in the morning, I feel like a superman! I've been taking 0.75mg for two years now 3-4 times a week, and so far did not have to increase the dose! Give it a try, if nothing else helps. And I've tried EVERYTHING.

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May 28, 2014 7:55 PM

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