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User Reviews for Clonazepam

Also known as: Klonopin, Klonopin Wafer

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Klonopin (clonazepam) for Anxiety: "I was put on klonopin at age 17. I took it as prescribed for 20 years, going from 0. 5mgs to 3-4mgs a day. While it worked great for anxiety and insomnia, I wish I had never taken this medication. Last year I was detoxed off of it. When I tapered off I didn't sleep at all for 11 days. After that I had extreme anxiety and agitation. I couldn't sit still for months, I had to take a non addictive medication to be able to sleep at all. I was unable to eat well for months. Doctors don't think to tell you that this medication makes you physically dependant. You cannot stop abruptly or you risk seizures. It is made for short term use, about 2 weeks. I wish I had never taken this medication. I will never take another benzodiazapine again."

   
6.0

Firechild877 (taken for 10 years or more) February 8, 2016

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Klonopin (clonazepam) for Bipolar Disorder: "I take (3) 2mg klonolins a day, been taking them for years. Yes it works, if you like being zoned out all day. I also have a personality disorder, and when I am in split mode, these make it worse."

   
7.0

Alynn31 (taken for 10 years or more) February 7, 2016

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Klonopin (clonazepam) for Anxiety: "I noted marked decrease in intellectual ability and memory. I need to go off this med for Neoropych testing and 48 hour EEG, although I have high stressors in my life so I need to take it. When I wean down I get sinus tachycardia. Hr of 122 at rest. Taking Klonapin makes HR decrease to 80's."

   
8.0

MauiJan (taken for 1 to 6 months) February 5, 2016

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For Bipolar Disorder: "This Clonopin does not work at all. It makes me nauseous and irritable. It also gives me acne. They were out of the yellow tablets so they gave me the pink ones instead. I will not take these pain pills anymore."

   
2.0

Bugdust (taken for 1 to 2 years) February 4, 2016

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For Burning Mouth Syndrome: "I have had Burning Mouth Syndrome for nearly 5 years. Clonazapam does help, but does not take the pain away completely. I am on other meds to help with the pain..mostly anxiety meds and some meds for Parkinsons Disease that are known to help with BMS. I have had GAD the majority of my life and BMS started in the downward spiral of my mother's impending death, a job of 20 years I quit to help her and start my own business, and my only child leaving for college. Anxiety and neurological disorders run in my family. Thought I was pretty healthy until this bomb hit me."

   
6.0

Kris P (taken for 2 to 5 years) February 4, 2016

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For Anxiety: "Clonazepam would be a great medicine if it wasn't addictive & known to cause dementia. Those are the reasons why my doctor removed me off of this medicine. When I took it it helped take the edge off my anxiety. I didn't have many side effects from it & I never became addicted to it. The only side effect I had was it would make me tired sometimes. That's it. Even with it being addictive & being known to cause dementia, I still give it a 7 out of 10 stars because it was very effective for me. It would have gotten 10 stars if it was safer to take & if it had ridded me of my anxiety completely."

   
7.0

~*Melanie*~ (taken for 1 to 2 years) February 2, 2016

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Klonopin (clonazepam) for Anxiety: "This drug works well "short term". As all of the literature you have read about it says. However, "Short Term" is ambiguous. For some people "Short Term" might mean it retains it's efficacy for 2 years without problem as it did for me. If it seems you have been on this for years and it's still working, don't fool yourself. 2 Important things to note. 1. Tolerance withdrawal - Doctors will never tell you about this, some don't even acknowledge that it exists. This means that when your body has developed tolerance to this medicine, even though you keep taking your steady dose, you will start to experience god awful withdrawal symptoms. Believe it. 2. Taking over 1.5-2mg per day does not provide any benefit."

   
9.0

ocdeed February 1, 2016

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For Benzodiazepine Withdrawal: "I have been percribed a multitude of medications in the last year and a half or so. As it turns out I have been very sensitive to the first 2 types of antidepressants.cipralex was the first then zoloft. I have been diagnosed with what the Dr said as a" high anxiety mood disorder" It seems that life as I once knew it has melted away and I feel so ashamed and empty. The zoloft was such a horrible experience for me. I also was perscribed clonazepam 0.5mg =3"

   
8.0

Sandieloin January 31, 2016

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For Anxiety: "I suffer from chronic, delbilitating anxiety 24/7 can't function, focus, family & friends withdraw from me as they don't understand the disorder or try to learn about it. I have been on 2mg of clonazapam for 12 years and when my anxiety gets to a certain point I take a pill and approx. 20 minutes later, my stomach stops hurting, my chest losens up, I breath normally, feel the fear fading away until finally I am relaxed and a totally different person.... my real self : )"

   
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Joanna Hampton (taken for 10 years or more) January 28, 2016

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For Anxiety: "I've been on Clonazepam (.5 mg) for almost 6 months now. I already take Wellbutrin for depression but my anxiety levels were still a little high. I told my doctor and he prescribed the Clonazepam and told me to "take as needed". Well "as needed" for me is usually 2 nights a week, depending. If I am feeling anxious, I'll pop one. It has helped my anxiety greatly. It takes the edge off and brings my level of anxiety down to a manageable level. In addition, it helps me get to sleep quicker and helps me stay asleep. From what I have read about the drug, it can interfere with REM sleep but I wake up feeling fine. My only side effects are that I sleep too long and wake up feeling groggy/drugged but that's about it."

   
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3GS842 (taken for 1 to 6 months) January 27, 2016

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Klonopin (clonazepam) for Anxiety: "Increased depression at higher doses, which are needed as your system becomes tolerant and you always will need to increase the dosage to get relief of the anxiety, negative thoughts in general, fear of withdrawal, agoraphobia if you do run out before refill, severe memory problems the longer you are on it, tolerance develops quickly and what started out as 0.5 twice a day is now 3mg a day which leads to almost constant fatigue and a general feeling of hopelessness that doesn't go away."

   
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flairsag1 January 23, 2016

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Klonopin (clonazepam) for Anxiety: "I started taking lorazapam (Adivan) when I was 16 (I'm 32 now) for panic attacks and anxiety, 2mg twice a day. They did work well but had a short half life. I had 3 grand mal seizures when I was trying to come off of them. I switched to klonopin 6 years ago because a new Dr said that they would keep me on a more even keel because of their longer half life and he was right!! But even on klonopin, which ARE addictive, I had a grand mal seizure when trying to ween off. So I just take my klonopin as directed, 1mg 3x a day and I feel normal. Some people try to say that benzo's aren't addictive, but that's a lie. So just be careful when u hear others say that they can take their medication only when they "need it"."

   
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Jennieliz (taken for 5 to 10 years) January 20, 2016

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Klonopin (clonazepam) for Anxiety: "Love this med..it works!! I take it in conjunction with my antidepressant, Lexapro! I have never felt happier! My depression, panic attacks and anxiety started when I hit puberty and I never wanted to take meds.. I'm basically a "drug free" person..but this is an exception due to the fact depression/anxiety can literally kill you!! These meds were needed during and especially after a horrific abusive 4 1/2 yr "relationship", almost lost my life!! Had flashbacks and nightmares, but I got through with seroquel to sleep. When I wake up I take klonipin and Lexapro..about 4-5 hrs later I take .5 xanax, sometimes two 0.5's if needed!! DO NOT take klonipin and xanax at the same time due to the fact they are in the same class of meds!!"

   
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LisaLeigh1763 January 16, 2016

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Klonopin (clonazepam) for Anxiety: "I take Klonopin for anxiety, 2 mg - 4 mg per day as situationally needed. It is not habit forming and I have no side effects. I can go several days without needing it, then when I do it's very helpful to bring calm and relaxation and significantly reduce depression. I think some people on here are confusing the side effects of Lexapro and other SSRIs commonly prescribed along with Klonopin. More than likely it's the SSRIs that are causing the nasty side effects and withdrawal symptoms, as I went through that myself when I stopped taking the anti-depressants. I find Klonopin by itself to be high effective without any negative effects, and I have stopped all other SSRIs because of their sexual side effects and worsening of depression."

   
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SuperRyeGuy (taken for 2 to 5 years) January 16, 2016

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For Migraine Prevention: "I am still in the very early stages of taking this Med. My doc prescribed it after the ativan wasn't enough anymore. I've been taking 2mg every 12 hrs (still getting use to the side effects) but overall it seems my migraines are very minor so far.I've been taking less of my migraine meds, which I'm extremely happy about. "

   
7.0

mic714 (taken for less than 1 month) January 14, 2016

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For Panic Disorder: "I started this drug at about 12 years old, used it for about 7 years. Very effective for anxiety/panic attacks, but much too powerful. While on it, I was so drowsy I could barely stay awake, my mental performance suffered, I became an emotionless zombie, and suffered severe chronic constipation that made me late everywhere I'd go. Also true hell to get off of, even with a slow taper--worst panic attacks of my life, felt like I couldn't bear it, failed several times. And the worst part? I'm still suffering disabling cognitive impairment and chronic constipation to this day--about 7 years after STOPPING the drug. For all I know, I'm stuck with these now forever. My advice? Run--like hell--from benzodiazepines. They may just ruin your life."

   
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Ex-Clonazepam User (taken for 5 to 10 years) January 13, 2016

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For Benzodiazepine Withdrawal: "Ok, I've been on benzodiazepines for over 3 years. Including Xanax, Ativan, Valium, Klonopin, and Restoril. I was Rx'd Xanax 1mg 3x daily for 8 months, worked great, but tolerance builded rapidly and I DIDN'T want to raise my dose. So then I got Rx'd Ativan 2mg 3x daily, for 9 months same situation. Then I got put on Valium 10mg 4x daily for a year. Valium worked the best because of the extremely long half life. Then I wanted to get off BENZODIAZEPINES completly. My doctor said you can't quit cold turkey, So I got Rx'd Klonopin, started at 3mg, went down .5mg every 2 weeks. Now I'm Benzo free, Thank you Klonopin!"

   
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Klonazepam (taken for 2 to 5 years) January 11, 2016

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For Insomnia: "This drug actually does wonders for insomnia. I took 1 mg at bedtime. Then the doctor abruptly stopped it and sent me into orbit. I didn't get over 2 hr sleep a night for practically and entire month. It's addictive I think. But what is worse is it may cause Alzheimer's disease if used over 6 months. I still had to go back on it to get sleep. I'm in the process of tapering off and getting sleep therapy. This is a very dangerous drug to only be used under 3 months."

   
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MCSEVA (taken for 2 to 5 years) January 7, 2016

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For Panic Disorder: "A life saver, I am bipolar with panic disorder, also without this medication I would not be able drive, go out in public as I have developed agoraphobia and social phobia in my early twenties, mostly from the shame and fear of losing control or having attacks in public. I would not have any form of normal life or even be able to hold a job. Believe me I have been on every medication or combinations out there. I had no side affects while on this medication. Only reason I am not giving this it a 10 is because it is highly addictive. It is HELL to get off of - don't even try going cold turkey, your anxiety will return double than before, speak to your doctor and taper off it slowly. This medication was kind of a last resort. It helps."

   
9.0

yollawp (taken for 1 to 2 years) January 7, 2016

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Klonopin (clonazepam) for Anxiety: "This is much much better and get a much better calming feeling from even valium. My doctor had me on valium since I was 12-16- and I even took it into my 20s 5 mg 3 times per day I was never hooked on it and even took valium vacations so I wouldn't get hooked on it. But klonopin works so much better! it makes you feel happy and loved inside not the fake kind of loved either but really nice warm feelings of pure love and gentleness. My mom died 2 years ago and this is the only medicine that helps calm me down and come back to being happy again thank God for klonopin."

   
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dreamgirl82 January 6, 2016

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For Insomnia: "I have been taking Klonipin, off and on, as need for the past 20 years. I suffer from anxiety, mild depression as a result of anxiety and severe bouts of insomnia from the two. One, I have NEVER experienced any bad withdraws when I don't take it. I usually go through a handful of episodes a year with this issue and Klonipin has always pulled me out of it. Once I'm back to feeling normal, I stop taking (sometimes I wean off, sometimes I don't, just depends). When all is said and done I applaud those who can go through life without any help but there are many of us who do for many reasons, diabetes, high blood pressure, migraines, bi polar, etc. So if there is something out there that can help us live a normal life, then why not."

   
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Nickie Marie January 6, 2016

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Klonopin Wafer (clonazepam) for Anxiety: "I have agoraphobia with panic attacks and severe anxiety. I have been switching between valium and klonopin for years. I recently starting taking 2mg klonopin wafers. I find they work extremely faster then the pill. I now feel relaxed almost immediately vs up to 30 minutes or longer with the pill which isn't helpful when having a panic attack. I can leave my house more often than before. I can go to the store with out dragging one of my kids with me. Still struggling but easier for sure. Before I would drive my kids to and from school and normally wait till picking them up to shop. It's difficult but I'm finding myself more often now going after dropping them off. There for saving them from torture of shopping."

   
9.0

Tmwjinks (taken for 1 to 6 months) January 4, 2016

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For Insomnia: "Well I have been on this drug since 2009. I do not know I had an issue until I had a seizure after coming out of the shower. I had all kinds of tests, and then went to a sleep lab. There they said I never entered into REM. So I was totally sleep deprived. I was put on .5mg and it did the trick. I had the real dream and restless leg syndrome where my wife was scared of me. I would yell kick and literally act my dream out and I would wake up exhausted. Since 2009 I'm getting roughly 6 hr of sleep a night. It is awesome. Still have some nights, once a month depending on stress. I travel internationally and my sleep schedule is messed up so I'm sure it doesn't help. But it has worked for me thus far."

   
9.0

RealDream (taken for 5 to 10 years) January 4, 2016

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For Insomnia: "Don't start this drug for sleep or anxiety!! It's the most addicting drug on the face of this earth. It's more addicting than heroin. I was given this drug and OMG it made everything so much better. Sleep, no anxiety then WHAM it quit working. I had to up the dose from .5 mg to 2 mg then when 2 mg was no longer working my psyche Rx me seraquel bc I couldn't sleep. BIG mistake now I'm dependent on yet another drug that quit working last year ( after 10 years) now I'm on disability for IBS, IC and pelvic floor dysfunction bc I took these drugs. Oh did I add I had to be put on another drug to help sleep so I'm polydrugged. What I'd do to have my life back. Don't ruin your life. Klonopin is poison! "

   
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Sandi1954 January 4, 2016

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For Anxiety: "I use everyday Paxil 20 mg. I use Cloanazepan .5 mg. in case of emergency, when I feel I will lose control. I like this combination."

   
9.0

Molu January 3, 2016

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