User Reviews for Klonopin

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

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9.0

I have taken Klonopin along with Tramadol for about 13 years for Fibromyalgia. I take 1mg at night only and it helps sleep, muscle tension, anxiety from living in pain, and cuts down on the number of migraines I get. It can be a wonderful medicine for the right conditions. I know how much it helps me as whenever I've tried to go off of it or even cut it in half I feel much worse for weeks. I always end up going back to the 1 mg. it is worth it for me to take for the rest of my life as long as it is prescribed. My rheumatologist just keeps me on it and I pray if I ever move out of state which I know I will when my husband retires I can find another doc who has no problems with me staying on it. It's not fun to go off this med!

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May 1, 2015 5:44 PM

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

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10

For Bipolar Disorder: Klonopin helps my social anxiety and generalized anxiety disorder associated with Bipolar Disorder I. I've been taking 1mg twice per day for 8 years and works great. I'm able to get things done without thinking something terrible is going to happen.

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April 30, 2015 7:54 AM

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

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8.0

For Anxiety: I took Klonopin daily for about a year due to a bout with anxiety and depression. I was put on an AD and added this after a few weeks as the AD was not helping my anxiety or depression. I took 0.25-0.5mg twice per day most of the time and had to change my AD twice over the first several months to get on the right one. Klonopin helped me alot during this time. I finally went back to Pristiq which had worked several years prior for me and after a few months was back to myself and with my Dr's OK I weaned off of the Klonopin and have been of it completely for almost two months now. I was terrified to stop it since I heard so many horror stories of benzo withdraw but I had no withdraw just as my Dr. had thought. Good luck!

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April 29, 2015 2:48 PM

Review by Pops91 (taken for 2 to 5 years):

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8.0

For Anxiety: Was warned about benzo's by my first psychiatrist but in all fairness I haven't seen a (major) dosage increase. I first started with .25mg when I needed it. Mostly at night to .5mg again mostly at night. To then routinely taking .5mg in the morning and at night. Never straying to take it any more doses per day because of said addiction warnings. I have had some lapses in taking the prescribed amount for a couple days of which I paid for with loss of sleep but with any negatives I've found for this drug the positives have outweighed the negatives significantly. The biggest negative for me is the controlled substance and the hoops one must go through in order to maintain a routine for the medication.

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April 25, 2015 2:42 AM

Review by Steve Stevenson (taken for 1 to 2 years):

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7.0

For Anxiety: Okay, here is the thing with Klonopin. It's a drug that works perfectly. There is literally no way to be anxious on a high enough dose, and benzos will be your saving grace if you are suffering from several panic attacks a day or even if you're catatonic. It's also got a pretty good record for being safe, far as I know. Here's the bad part. Any drug that works too well, that allows you to feel too good on it, runs a high risk of dependency. Not only that, withdrawal from this drug is miserable and painful if not done currently and under supervision. You'll be told this is "not abusable as Xanax" because Xanax is common among recreational drug users. That's a fallacy. Klonopin is very easy to double up on and abuse. Do not mix with alcohol.

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April 21, 2015 12:48 AM

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

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10

For Bipolar Disorder: I have bipolar 2 disorder and of course clonazepam remedies my anxious manic states with speed and grace.

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April 20, 2015 11:34 PM

Review by I'mpjyesimanxious23 (taken for 5 to 10 years):

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10

For Panic Disorder: I'm a 24 year old male. Panic disorder and severe anxiety runs in my family. It is hereditary. I seen a Dr at the age of 16 and started on Xanax 0.5mg and Xanax worked till I was 19. My friend gave me a klonopin 1mg tablet during a panic attack while I was with him and had no Xanax with me. I like how klonopin worked compared to Xanax, seen my Dr a week later and at the time was on Xanax XR 2mg 2 tablets twice daily. I asked to switch Klonopin and he put me on Klonopin 2mg 1 tablet taken 5 times daily and it's what I take currently now and keeps the anxiety away.

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April 17, 2015 6:11 PM

Review by Tamerlane10:

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9.0

For Anxiety: I have suffered panic attacks and anxiety since I was 14 and was always an anxious child, I am 62 now. I have tried just about every medication on the market and none of them worked. I was lucky enough to find a Dr that said a new drug Klonopin that was a seizure med may help my attacks. I haven't had an attack in years. Although I still take it now I am having pvc's. Klonopin will most of the time stop them. I have always taken it at night but I am gonna try a half during the day. I will be seeing a Cardiologist

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April 15, 2015 11:29 AM

Review by Donnie0315 (taken for 2 to 5 years):

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9.0

For Panic Disorder: I was suffering with terrible panic attacks for a few years before the attacks became more and more severe and i was starting to have the panic attacks more often. I hope none of you ever have to go thru even one panic attack. I can't explain fully how they make you feel but I was sure during each time I had one of these attacks that I might actually die. So much starts to happen to my body during an atfack. My heart feels like it is going to literally explode. My breathing becomes hyperventalating. So finally I was prescribed 1mg of klonapin 2 x a day and it has worked wonders in helping stop attacks

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April 12, 2015 5:03 PM

Review by sbeebop:

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10

For Panic Disorder: It works. I have panic attacks and then I have severe full blown three days without sleeping panic attacks. I only take 1mg when I am having the severe attacks and I make sure I only take that much. I would say I take maybe 2 mg a month. The reason why is because this really should be used for worst case scenarios and not for moderate anxiety and panic. The withdraws are unbelievably monstrous, worse than anything else. Taking it everyday is a horrible idea because you will never get off unless you go to rehab. Klonopin needs to be used with extreme caution. Get cognitive behavioral therapy for you everyday moderate panic attacks and use klonopin for this emergency "can't get out if this" episodes. It is a tool, not a crutch

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April 12, 2015 1:16 PM

Review by Mama Cass (taken for 5 to 10 years):

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10

For Anxiety: I was prescribed clonazepam, 2mg, 3 times a day for 6 years. I was dropped because my doctor moved out of state. It is The only one that has ever helped to calm my anxiety. I need a new doctor that understands.

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April 12, 2015 6:20 AM

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

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7.0

For Anxiety: Hi, Almost two years ago, I started on a dose of 0.5mg of Klonopin twice a day (or as needed) along with 20 mg of Celexa (citalopram). I would say Klonopin is an effective drug and useful for treating anxiety and panic attacks. However, my advice would be to make sure that you are working with your doctor if deciding to cut down on/taper off of Klonopin. I weaned my dose off without talking to my doc a few times. Mostly OK (days of some side effects notwithstanding), however, once it was pretty bad. I recall feeling -- edgy -- all day at work, and then later that night feeling horrible. I didn't want to eat, I cried, and I kept having anxious thoughts. I would not recommend leaving Klonopin cold turkey unless you really feel ready.

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April 11, 2015 9:05 PM

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

For Anxiety: FINALLY relief of life long anxiety

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April 11, 2015 12:38 PM

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

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10

For Anxiety: Where to start? Anxiety kicked in back in my childhood from a mother who needed HRT but it was not readily available back then and she, well, she hurt us a lot. Then about 4 years ago my husband was in a near fatal car accident and a year after that we had to put our daughter into a psych ward for about 3 weeks. Long story there, but my anxiety was out of control. Pounding heart as soon as I woke up and all day long. The thought of taking a shower was almost overwhelming. A shower! So my Dr put me on Klonopin. Amazing. Helped me so much. Then his clinic couldn't prescribe it for a few months due to laws that were passed and then amended. So I was off of it for about a year. So very horrible. But back on and grateful!!

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April 7, 2015 2:28 PM

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

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9.0

For Anxiety: I have been on this anxiolytic longer than any other, & I feel that it works the best at controlling my panic attacks.

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April 5, 2015 4:52 AM

Review by G$$ (taken for less than 1 month):

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9.0

For Anxiety: Best ever. I take very small amount and then a whole yellow pilll to sleep. It helps GAD, insomnia, and my RL S . I never and drive, nor do I use it work.Never make me high :) Works for me!!

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April 3, 2015 3:41 PM

Review by Christy4533:

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8.0

For Anxiety: Helped my anxiety. Was already taking Lexapro added 0.5 mg of Klonopin no more anxiety attacks.

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March 27, 2015 8:51 PM

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

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10

For Anxiety: Works great. As soon as I take it my anxiety its gone.

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March 26, 2015 12:36 PM

Review by Anon-:

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9.0

For Anxiety: This medicine helped with my anxiety a lot. I tend to get very anxious during the night and it can keep me up at times. I'm on 0.5 mg and its works great! I finally get to sleep and not constantly worry about things. Although one downside is when I wake up. I still feel sedated and tired for about 3 hours but overall a very good medicine.

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March 26, 2015 10:58 AM

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9.0

For Anxiety: I am a very outgoing college student.. The type of person who can literally talk to anyone. However, when you put me on the spot or if I have to give a 10 minute presentation I can hardly think straight. My doctor was soo sweet and prescribed me 0.5 mg Clonazepam. I use it for situation anxiety. (Twice a month) and it has given me so much more assurance in myself. I also avoid caffiene when taking it before a presentation and I walk in the class way more focused on what I am going to say instead of worrying about my nerves!

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March 19, 2015 11:12 PM

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

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10

For Bipolar Disorder: Prescribed 2mg 1x day take for sleep or rest for manic episodes. I had been going on 80 hours no sleep and no relief with current meds. Dr. Prescribed this immediately and within 90 minutes I was calmed down and able to sleep. Highly recommend for anyone who has had failure with other medications as I have.

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March 18, 2015 9:49 PM

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

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7.0

For Anxiety: I cannot take antidepressants, so I was put n Xanax and then Ativan as needed. I have general anxiety without anxiety attacks and sleep okay but wake early. Dr. Recommended Clonazepam to take as needed. I take 0.5 mg. most days plus at night. Takes the edge of daytime anxiety and helps me sleep well at night. Dr. Said that the low dose I take should not cause problems if I stop and I have no withdrawal symptoms if I do not take any. I also do regular exercise which greatly helps my anxiety and a drink at night can help too.

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March 16, 2015 7:51 PM

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

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10

For Anxiety: Klonopin is the best benzodiazepine in my opinion for any sort of anxiety disorders. It helps me the most I have SAD GAD and PTSD. This medicine lets me feel calm, at ease, and I can speak my mind. .5mg is all one needs and it lasts about 8 hours for me, and the long half life keeps my anxiety levels lower than usual If I don't take it the next day.

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March 8, 2015 12:47 PM

Review by mikey0909 (taken for 2 to 5 years):

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10

For Anxiety: It's the only medication that works for my social anxiety, and I have tried a lot of medications.

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March 5, 2015 12:36 AM

Review by JeffinMD:

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10

For Anxiety: I take as needed .5mg, more if needed. Works great, no side effects. Just knowing I have this 'safety net' gives me piece of mind.

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February 15, 2015 11:36 AM

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