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Klonopin (clonazepam) for Panic Disorder: I've been taking Klonopin 0.5mg at bedtime for about 8 years. I'm only 108lbs so I don't need a huge dose. I've had no side effects and no panic attacks. There has been a handful of times that I have felt any generalized anxiety and I have been under extreme amounts of stress.
Klonopin (clonazepam) for Burning Mouth Syndrome: I suffered from burning mouth syndrome (BMS), I was given prescription mouthwash. When that didn't work, the physician treated me for thrush. Nothing worked and I was miserable. At the time, the trials for Clonazepam (Klonopin) were under way but the results had not been published. I wrote to one of the people involved in the trial. They wrote me back and I gave the letter to my physician. He prescribed 1 MG of Clonazepam daily. I have taken this for many years now and have had no further bouts with BMS.
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Klonopin (clonazepam) for Panic Disorder: I've been diagnosed with panic disorder and post traumatic stress disorder. Two years ago my panic attacks got so bad that I'd wake up feeling like I was suffocating, dizzy, nauseated, with heart palpitations, numbness, and a sense of doom. I finally went to see a psychiatrist who, unlike my regular doctor, gave me a proper diagnosis and put me on Zoloft and Klonopin. I have gone from several attacks a day to none. It's a great medication.
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Klonopin (clonazepam) for Anxiety: My mom was put on o.25 mg nightly Klonopin after having likely withdrawal and memory issues from Ambien. She experienced anxiety, panic attacks and random episodes of fright/panic and memory loss. The doctors of course raised the dose to 0.5mg given the anxiety and the symptoms got worse - more anxiety, random attacks and withdrawal symptoms in the morning. So they raised it to 0.75mg and she got even worse. I had to take control of the situation and spread the medicine out to 3x 0.25. This helped significantly but nervousness continued. The doctor not understanding her sensitivity decided to reduce the frequency, not the dose and this resulted in terrible withdrawal symptoms. Now using dissolved 0.125mg rapid dissolve tablets to titrate off.
clonazepam for Insomnia: My doctor prescribed clonazepam (.5mg) for sleep a few years ago when I was sleeping only an hour or two because I couldn't "turn off" work at the end of the day. It's worked very well for me; I generally take on 0.25mg daily at bedtime. If work gets too nuts, I may take another 0.25mg during the day -- it "takes the edge off" and makes sleeping even better. When things are calmer at work, I can generally go down to .125mg at night and still get decent sleep. I recently read that clonazepam can cause coordination problems and confused thinking -- both of which I sometimes notice, so I'm considering other options.
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clonazepam for Anxiety: Clonazepam works well for anxiety, but the side effects are unbearable. I can no longer breathe through my nose at night because of sinus inflammation. It also causes cognitive dysfunction and when I'm not on it I have withdrawal symptoms.
Klonopin (clonazepam) for Panic Disorder: This medicine is wonderful for people who suffer from panic attacks, any type of anxiety, or seizures. It has a double life. So its always in your system to help control the panic/anxiety attacks. It doesn't give you a high feeling. It just calms you down. It's a long acting benzodiazepine.
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clonazepam for Benzodiazepine Withdrawal: Clonazepam helped me a lot with my oxycodone withdrawals, except it did not help so much for the severe pain but it did relax me some, so it helped with the psychological part of my withdrawal.
clonazepam for Insomnia: I started using clonazepam years ago, recommended by my partners psychiatrist at the time to help me with insomnia. I was using 0.5mg only on occasion and it was a miracle. I would fall asleep within an hour of taking them and have a great nights sleep. Loved it. Years later the dosage is now 4.25mg (as my resistance built up and the lower dosage no longer helped). I do take them about three times a week to sleep, especially Sunday night before the work week begins. However, I am now worried that my dosage is too high and I will have trouble getting off of them.
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clonazepam for Panic Disorder: I had my first out of body experience at 14. After that I would be terrified to sleep because I would become paralyzed and could not talk during these episodes. It was severe I became very depressed. I am now in my forties and have tried A-Z medicines thus far this medicine has been remarkable.
Klonopin (clonazepam) for Insomnia: I've been taking 0.5 mg of Klonopin for 1 1/2 years at bedtime. I've tried so many things to help me sleep. Most medicines never helped, some helped for awhile then stopped working. Klonopin is the best medicine for helping me get to sleep, stay asleep and not feel groggy or drugged in the morning. Being sleep deprived wreaks havoc on the body, mind and life in general.
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Klonopin (clonazepam) for Anxiety: Klonopin works excellent for my anxiety from PTSD. I still have some issues, but at 0.5 mg 3x day I feel much calmer and only rarely have panic attacks. I am better at talking to people and the other issues caused by my traumatic event. I have had no side effects from this medicine. I am worried about having to come off of it, but my psychiatrist says with weaning it is not too difficult. I think there is too much stigma with this medicine. It works and if you need it, you deal with the physical withdrawal when you have too. It can't be worse than the Zoloft withdrawal I had- with weaning- that doctors told me I wouldn't have. I am not tempted to take more than prescribed, and I don't feel "high" on it. Has helped me immensely.
clonazepam for Seizure Prevention: Seizures I was suffering resulted with me going on Rivotril(clonazepam). This was after trying plenty other type of medications. I take 2 x 2mg daily and my condition is fine now.
clonazepam for Anxiety: Also taken for occasional general anxiety but mostly for social anxiety disorder. Taken "as needed" which for me is between 0.5 and 1 mg every other day or so. Excellent medicine, puts you in a sort of "I don't care" state so not much makes you anxious. Obvious side effect of drowsiness but it is certainly bearable.
clonazepam for Anxiety: I have been taking Rivotril for years at 0.5mg/day for anxiety, depression and to help control addictive behaviors. For a long time it was excellent as an anxiolytic, but recently I have noticed that the next day I am very volatile, abusive, hurtful and even violent. I have always struggled with a destructive temper, but lately the Rivotril seems to make it horribly worse. I am discontinuing this medicine.
Klonopin (clonazepam) for Anxiety: I've had severe panic/anxiety disorder for 15 years. Was prescribed Xanax 1mg 3xday for 15 yrs. It worked for panic attacks, but not for constant anxiety. Psychiatrist prescribed Klonopin 3 months ago, 1mg 2 x day. It has been the best medicine I've taken for the daily anxiety, but does not stop panic attacks. Talked to him about increasing to 3 x day and he refused to listen! I'm stuck with 2xday. It is the best medicine I've taken because lasts about 6-7 hours. I've been participating in life again, but anxiety is still ever-present. I wouldn't have to take Xanax for panic attacks if my dosage were increased to 3 x day, but he prefers to prescribe 15 Xanax/month on top of Klonopin rather than stick with Klonopin alone. Overall great medicine.
clonazepam for Panic Disorder: I've been taking Klonopin for about 4 years. I find it to be the best medicine for any problem that makes a person fill scared, nervous, racing heart, racing thoughts any heart pounding conditions. I've had panic disorder and anxiety, and bipolar for a long time. It was a problem in my teens I'm 51 now. I've tried it all through the years (it feels like it any way}. Klonopin lasts longer than other medicines and no hangovers, no aching muscles. I take when needed.
Klonopin (clonazepam) for Insomnia: I've had chronic, unmanageable insomnia for almost 7 years. It took my life from me. I never thought it would reach the point where my doctor--who I no longer see--gave me HUGE amounts of medicine and put me in a mental hospital for 3 days! I found a sleep specialist who confirmed I am NOT CRAZY, he tried me on a few medicines that didn't work--I was getting roughly 2-4 hours per night for YEARS--and finally, he tried this medicine. WOW. It's not perfect because my illness iS an illness that I will struggle with for a long time, but I've been getting better. My life was a disaster for so long that I cried every single day. Now, I'm beginning to feel like myself again. I hope you all do too.
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