I've been taking klonipin for 2 months now and every since i;ve been taking it I have had strong craving for opiates! I haven't had any craving for almost 2 years until I started taking the klonipin. The klonipin works really well for my aneixiety, so I really don't know what too do. Any insight or advice would be great. Thank you>
Hello coastmouse. I really can't offer you a solid explanation. Klonopin as you know is a long acting/lasting benzodiazepine. There very well be a part of your metabolizm that some chemical compound found in the Klonopin, is setting of a trigger in your mind and its asking for opiates. That part of your brain remembers opiates and is now reacting, such as by your cravings. Regards, pledge
Craving opiates? OK, well, not sure if you had a "problem" at one time? If this is tempting you into some sort of relapse I would have the prescribing physician prescribe something else. It will not help your anxiety if it pulls you back into problematic behaviors, Again, I'm only guessing on that. Hope this helps.
Were you in a support group following the "opiate" fiasco and getting clean and free??? Getting with people who have been where you were can also give you some insight and pointers.
You do need to talk with your doctor and be "straight up" just like you said it here. Just be honest, direct and to the point. You are having a problem with the cravings and you don't want to relapse. Any good doctor would see the struggle and help you. Maybe klonipin isn't for you. I know it is now Friday and a holiday weekend... I hope you have given the doctor a call and or been in contact with an AA sponsor or other strong person whom you respect and know they will help you with this until Tuesday if you haven't spoken with your doctor yet.
I do also hope that you will keep yourself busy and focused on things other than those cravings. You do still have the power to say "NO MORE DRUGS"! You can do this...
I hope you will also keep posting if you need the support and not able to get in touch with anyone in your off-line life.
Peace to you in your world and keep us posted, okay???
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