I would like to stop taking it. Will I need to taper off of this low dose. She just told me to stop taking it every night and use it as needed. I’m worried about withdrawals. 12 years ago I took Klonopin 1mg at night for 1 month and had no problem stopping it. Just looking for some answers . Thank you!
1 mg is the mid level dosage for Klonopin. And given that you've been on it just 2 months it sounds as though you are within the "limit dosage and durations to the minimum required" guidelines. If you have the luxury of tapering down to .5 mg for a week or two that may be preferable to an immediate cessation.
All the best and take care for now.
I admin some benzo withdrawal groups so I have read and researched a lot of tapering methods. These meds can be anywhere from okay to extremely difficult to stop painlessly. You could try taking it as needed, but if you find you can't and feel interdose withdrawal, then you need to taper off slowly. Klonopin comes in 0.25 mg and if you can find it 0.125 mg tablets. Those are better taper steps than going 50% down to 0.5 mg and jumping off. It's recommended to do a 25% reduction the first time and hold 2-4 weeks until stable then go down 10% every 2-4 weeks when stable. Using lower dose tablets means not having to break them into tiny pieces like using your 1 mg tablets. Everyone is different and you will have your own pace but it's not uncommon to take months to come off a benzo that someone has been on only a few weeks in some cases. I wish you luck and let me know if you have any withdrawal symptoms during the taper, and I'll try to help stabilize you if I can! Good luck!
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