I was prescribed .5 mg of Klonopin in 1988 by Mitral Valve Prolapse Syndrome Dr. and have been taking it - as well as an antidepressant since then. I want to get off of the Klonopin. I am 64 years old. I feel that I need to continue taking the antidepressant. My fear is that it is going to take me 18 months to 2 years of torture to get off of the Klonopin and at my age is it worth it? I am beginning to notice brain fog, etc but maybe dementia? I am so fearful and confused. Thought trying to get off of the Klonopin might be a good place to start.