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Clonazepam review summary

8.8/10 Average Rating

431 Ratings with 271 User Reviews

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Reviews for Clonazepam to treat Anxiety

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

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9.0

Klonopin (clonazepam): My anxiety came out of the blue. I had been suffering from depression and waited until I was close to rock bottom before seeing a psychiatrist. He put me on Zoloft and for about 10 days I convinced myself it was all getting better...then WHAM! I started waking up with panic that was overtaking my entire body! I took Xanax just to go to sleep for an hour. A counselor tried to get me to do breathing and muscle relaxation exercises but I was too anxious to concentrate. I had to take off work because I ABSOLUTELY COULD NOT FUNCTION! My Psychiatrist just put me on Klonopin 1mg 3x a day. That's a lot but hopefully I can taper off soon & the Zoloft can do it's job. I can now think clearly and not panic at the simple thought of bathing!

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September 20, 2014 8:10 PM

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

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10

I had become so nervous driving or riding in a car. My doc prescribed 2 mg Klonopin/Clonazepam and it worked wonders. No side effects and only take it at bedtime.

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September 9, 2014 10:34 PM

Review by Dnz (taken for 1 to 2 years):

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9.0

Klonopin (clonazepam): I started getting anxiety about a year ago out of the blue. I had to go to the ER because I thought I was dying or something. All my tests came back negative. The doctor told me it was an anxiety attack. I got sent home with nothing. A few days later I had another one. I went to my PHP and put me on clonazepam. I try not to take them if I don't need it, but you never know when it may manifest. So I try to take half doses to make my script stretch and to also not be as dependent. I noticed that it works but to a less degree. I commute to school and work a full time job so my mind is always running. In a nutshell, this medication works.

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September 8, 2014 12:38 PM

Review by Flipper Jackson:

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10

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 Laura C18 (taken for 2 to 5 years):

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10

I have anxiety and am agoraphobic. I have constant anxiety, which I can usually deal with without medicines. But when my anxiety becomes extreme, clonazepam calms me quickly. It also works when I take one before I am going to be in a situation that I know will cause my anxiety to be intolerable (like a crowded grocery store). I take them only as needed, not necessarily every day, so I don't worry about addiction or withdrawals. However, I did go through withdrawal once. I found that cutting back on my dosage over a couple of days alleviated my withdrawal symptoms. This medicine has helped me face my fears and I fully expect to one day either use it rarely or completely stop needing it.

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August 30, 2014 5:16 PM

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

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10

Klonopin (clonazepam): 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): 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

Takes away the anxiety.

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August 8, 2014 9:16 PM

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

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3.0

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 NervousJack (taken for 1 to 6 months):

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8.0

Klonopin (clonazepam): 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 invisible_creeper (taken for 1 to 6 months):

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10

Klonopin (clonazepam): 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

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 worldbeat (taken for 1 to 6 months):

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9.0

Klonopin (clonazepam): 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): 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

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 marchwinds (taken for 1 to 6 months):

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9.0

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

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10

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

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 Dyo (taken for 2 to 5 years):

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10

Klonopin (clonazepam): 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 jayjay420:

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8.0

Klonopin (clonazepam): I've been on 2mg / day Klonopin for about 6 months now and I do feel that its not working as well as it was the first few months. Now my anxiety stems from my thoughts on whether I'm building a tolerance which I think is NOT GOOD. Sad thing is this medicine has been the only one to actually let me go out into the world without the social anxiety I have without it.

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May 10, 2014 11:14 PM

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

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10

Klonopin (clonazepam): Best medicine for anxiety.

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May 1, 2014 2:32 PM

Review by Sill:

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9.0

Klonopin (clonazepam): Good medicine.

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April 26, 2014 10:45 PM

Review by lue Cypher (taken for 5 to 10 years):

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9.0

Klonopin (clonazepam): Clonazepam is a wonderful medicine that stops all the bad feelings like, anxiety, feeling of impending doom or just nervous but you don't know why, its in the pit of your stomach, a nauseated twisted feeling in your gut that won't go away. Good news clonazepam is wonderful for these feelings, 2 mg 4 times a day and maybe a Halcion for sleep, you won't get so nervous and you will feel comfortable in your own skin.

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April 24, 2014 5:35 PM

Review by Takenitall1234:

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9.0

Klonopin (clonazepam): This is a miracle for me. I have experienced abrupt withdrawal, but that was my fault and all that happened was my vision was extremely blurred and I was in bed a few days. Do not drink with this medication, take it AS needed instead of all the time, then you won't have withdrawals if you forget to take it. I don't understand why this old trusted medication isn't prescribed more often, it never produced "euphoria" or anything like that for me or anyone I know on it - but it's dangerous with alcohol I guess and so many people drink. I've been on 6mg a day - which I found way too much and went down to 2mg on my own.

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April 16, 2014 7:03 PM

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