User Reviews for Clonazepam

Also known as: Klonopin, Klonopin Wafer

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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

Review by Untitled90 (taken for 5 to 10 years):

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10

Klonopin (clonazepam) for Panic Disorder: I'm diagnosed with Panic Disorder with Agoraphobia. I started to see a doctor at the age of 16. I was on Xanax 1mg till 19-20 years old and it didn't do the trick anymore and made me mean. My doctor put me on Klonopin 2mg 1 tablet 4 times daily and its brought my life back.

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May 26, 2014 9:24 PM

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

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10

For Anxiety: Best medicine for general anxiety. I have found it also allows you to be fully functional.

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May 26, 2014 9:26 AM

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

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10

For Anxiety: I have had Generalized Anxiety Disorder all my life, but could control it without medicines. I thought as I got older it would go away, but instead it had gotten worse to the point I finally got some help. Been on clonazepam for 2 years and feel so much better. It really works. I do worry about the horror stories of withdrawal, but wonder why people try to go off when it makes them better. I don't plan on stopping, I have finally found peace of mind with no side effects. My dose has remained the same.

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May 24, 2014 10:01 AM

Review by Jump n Fall Tina (taken for 10 years or more):

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9.0

For Hyperekplexia: Clonazepam helped me live a "normal" life. After several months of trial and error on the dosing, I was able to walk, hear a loud noise, be touched, etc. AND REMAIN UPRIGHT! The downside is that I now sleep approximately 4 hours more per day than before, which took much adjustment. Overall I'd say the benefits outweigh the problems exponentially. During and since my second pregnancy while on the medicine, something has changed and I no longer live a "normal" life, but I still live a much higher quality of life. Despite many adjustments to the dosing and scheduling in the last 5 years, I have never regained the freedoms of the first 15 years on the medicine. I am currently back to the trial and error phase of finding the best treatment.

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May 23, 2014 11:53 AM

Review by shrink51 (taken for 10 years or more):

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10

For Seizure Prevention: I have been on Clonazepam 2mg twice daily for about 23 years. I have had partial seizures since age 14 after a serious head injury. I was also on Dilantin, however I wanted children so after 10 years on Dilantin it was discontinued slowly and I remained on Clonazepam. I have been seizure free for 22 years except for some myoclonus activity during sleep. I have not had to increase my dosage and the only time I had a seizure was the two times my doctors tried to decrease my dose to see if I could come off. Apparently, that is not in the cards. I have no side effects at this point in time, do not find it sedating. I have always taken as prescribed and also maintain a healthy lifestyle.

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May 22, 2014 3:57 PM

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

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10

Klonopin (clonazepam) for Anxiety: Best benzodiazepine, if you can't wait a Xanax will work fast but Klonopin works longer than the Xanax.

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May 16, 2014 6:00 PM

Review by hollylaine:

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10

Klonopin (clonazepam) for Bipolar Disorder: I've been taking it for 2-3 years now and is the only thing that helps my panic attacks, consoling and other things just don't work for me. I was taking 1mg 3x a day but I'm down to 2x a day.

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May 14, 2014 6:29 PM

Review by Amysighing:

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10

For Chronic Myofascial Pain: This medicine reduced all emotional stressors allowing my facial muscles to relax! Thus bringing down my Tempromandibular joint pain levels tremendously! Thanks to clonazpam my Car wreck injury (TMJ)is bearable.

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May 14, 2014 12:03 PM

Review by Sapphirebeast:

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10

For Panic Disorder: I had been on Xanax for my severe panic disorder but it would wear off so fast I would find myself actually craving another one. I was honest with my doctor about the rising addiction to it and she put me on clonazepam. I stay calm and sleep better. I can go outside and go for a walk. I can hang out with my friend. I like it better than Xanax way more. G.J.

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May 13, 2014 3:59 PM

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

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10

Klonopin (clonazepam) for Panic Disorder: I was born into the middle of WWII in England and have Post Traumatic Stress Disorder. Also was sexually assaulted at the age of 4 yrs. I came over here to the States at the age of 13 and it all went downhill from there. I have major depression and have been on Prozac for many, many years. I have also been taking Klonopin for as many years and it has given me some kind of normal life. I used to get the tremors so bad that the ambulance people thought it was a grand mal seizure attack. I still get these attacks once in a while but with the help of Klonopin I can actually calm myself back to a normal state of being. I wouldn't call it a wonder medicine but it certainly helps me.

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May 12, 2014 6:39 PM

Review by Mr/Gettin/By (taken for 6 months to 1 year):

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10

Klonopin (clonazepam) for Bipolar Disorder: Like night and day. My Wife Loves my change in moods. I have also been able to stay on tasks 100% better.

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May 11, 2014 11:12 AM

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