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Can people take Adderall for adhd and Klonopin for stress at the sametime?

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LaurieShay 24 Mar 2011

Hey raposa,

Yes, you can take Adderall with the Klonopin. There is no interaction between these two medications. Always best to check with the pharmacist or doctor though.

Best wishes,

Laurie

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julieswhimsies 6 Apr 2011

Klonopin is commonly used to treat anxiety and panic attacks. Unfortunately, your body develops a tolerance to the drug within app. 2 months. It is also HIGHLY PHYSICALLY addictive. I received it from a Psychiatrist. I called my Neurologist to ask how to withdraw from this drug. She is an Epileptologist. At one time Neurologists used Klonopin to treat epilepsy. Most neurologists now wouldn't touch it with a 10 foot pole, as it is as addictive as heroin and alcohol, and sudden withdrawal can be deadly. She gave me a very slow taper, and I still had intense withdrawal symptoms. After getting the drug out of my system,
My anxiety was back with a vengeance. My oldest daughter has ADHD and her neurologist tried her on Ritalin... which turned her into a zombie. When Adderall came out, she tried that as well... but it made her extremely anxious. I would get a second opinion from a Psychiatrist. Klonopin should not be used for more than 7 days! I hope this helped. I wish you the best of luck!

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Atticusfinch80 6 Dec 2018

It's always interesting to me in the ways different medications have different effects on us given our individual chemical makeup, tolerances and sensitivities to certain substances.

I've been on Klonopin for probably around 3 years, on a take as needed prescription for my PTSD and anxiety attacks that I can be sometimes prone to. I agree with you, I don't know if it's a wise idea to take it daily. Then again, if the benefits and the possible QT of life the med is giving you, and you have a solid doctor you regularly check in with, then maybe that's what's best. More than anything, always realize that these things can widely vary given on each person. Having a doctor that you can have a good understanding relationship with is crucial. Sometimes they may tell you things you don't agree with at first. But, if you trust them, then maybe give things a go with the meds or giving them up.

isla1970 8 Jun 2011

The brain is such a funny thing, I was on Adderall XR but developed bad irritiablity, Doc wrote me a scipt for Klonopin. For me, the 2 together (not taken at the same time) made me very depressed, suicidal thoughts, could not work (had to take FMLA), cognitive thinking was very bad, and very forgetful.

I see my Doc in a couple days and will have him cancel the refills (he gave me 5). Plus, after reading all the withdrawl nightmares regarding Benzo's combined w/my addictive personality (not to stims, mainly downers), I have to stay away from it.

There are, however, lots of people that are prescribed this combo and it works well for them.

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isla1970 11 Jun 2011

Great, saw Pdoc yesterday, his solution is to add (1) mg Klon to each Adderall dose (taken together), to drop to 20mg Add bid and then take (2) 1 mg tabs Klon at bedtime.

So this, in the course of a day adds up to 4mg of Klons - high dose I think.

Today is the 1st day on this "new" combo, I am not 100% on board with this but thankfully I do not fear abusing either Add's or Klon's as neither give me any type of euphoria or elevate my mood. Vic's & Norco's on the other hand, oh lord - those act as a stimulant for me and benefit me way more than any Adderall could. Of course, won't be prescribed long term.

The withdraw off of Klon's scare the hell out of me but I am going with this for a week to see how I do. I think adding an SSRI or Wellbutrin may help but we'll see how I do for the next week on this combo.

Inactive 8 Jun 2011

While I didn't take Adderall for my ADHD, I did take Vyvanse and Intuniv. I've been on Klonopin for a sleep disorder for 20 years now, and the combination of the two (Vyvanse and Klonopin) worked well. I've been slowly decreasing on my meds (I am challenging each of my medications to see if I still need them) and have taken about six months to drop down from 1 mg 3 times a day of Klonopin to .25 mg at bedtime. So far no problems with the taper and I'm not needing the Klonopin anymore. So, yes, I was able to use the ADHD meds with Klonopin, and using a very slow taper I've had no problems getting off of the Klonopin.

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freddy3fred 4 Feb 2017

I took Klonopin for 20 years. It took being locked up for 9 months to get off of it. I could still feel my body wanting it's six months later and seven months later. Then my body finally adjusted. I had a chance to go back on it but I thought I better not. I could never come off that stuff again. Now I wonder what getting off Adderall will be like. I found that for three months.

Nardo13 15 Jun 2018

Dude believe what u will but ur nowhere near detoxing from klonopin. It’s the 2nd nastiest substance on earth!!! The other being alcohol! 25 years on clonazepam tried legitimately to kick them at least once a year for the last dozen. I can’t remember most of my 22 year old sons life! THATS HEAVY

Inactive 15 Jun 2018

Actually, that turned out to be true. A
few months after I posted this I ended up back on Klonopin for several more years and then gradually got off of it. I’ve been a year off now and I’m still going through the withdrawal and reset. Horrible horrible poison. Incredibly addictive!

iamatwin 14 Mar 2013

Yes, I do.

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Justmehere10q 21 Oct 2016

Yes, it depends one alot of factors and time taken in my opinion but based on research should only be done in extreme cases. In my situation I have always had very severe ADHD but was taken off medication once I sought out treatment for PTSD. Now months later I am prescribed both daily and only experience positive effects. I take klonopin around 7-9 at night to help night time anxiety that comes with the PTSD and I take adderall at exactly 5am. I've found that timing does have an impact in the effectiveness and overall feeling experienced while using these two. Also on a side note it is always a good idea to closely monitor the first few weeks to months using the's medications as they can have those negative effects.

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Drtomboy223 4 Nov 2016

Don't Liston to anyone my dr don't know any better just you be you and experiment personally I love adderall and klonopin together it's like being drunk but you don't get anyone bitching at you for it and you can still drive

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Jonesy come lately 17 Dec 2018

Your comment is amazing. Have you been doing this combo for awhile? I'm now posting in the year 2018. As I just read the forum. Thank you and hope to hear from you!

Skipperfloyd 16 Mar 2017

No

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S0reashell 15 Jul 2017

Yes- I have ADD and an anxiety disorder- sometimes adderall gives me anxiety (especially certain generic brands like aurobendo and teva) but still helps with my focus so much (particularly at work), I find taking .25 mg of klonopin with 15mg adderall really gives me a great balance of calmness and focus without anxiety.

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headhippie 18 Jul 2017

im glad that dosage worked for you.. not for me

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