Klonopin can be given for pain because it calms you down but no it is not a classical pain medicine
It is not a traditional "pain medication" or analgesic but I have seen it used "off label" to help with musculoskeletal pain because it can help calm and relax muscle spasms.
Klonopin is not a pain medication. It is for calming your nerves down, anxiety, etc. But it does help in calming you down when you are in pain. And you don't Think about the pain as much because your mind is somewhere else. Hope this was helpful. Good luck to you.
Hi dano82, I have been taking Klonopin for many years. It is my lifesaver-
for my anxiety and depression. That said it is not a painkiller.~~dd~~
I originally got this for anxiety, but I've recently found that it does help with my severe menstrual pain.
It is a benzodiazepine that helps with the treatment of anxiety, but when you have anxiety any pain you are experiencing can be worse than it really is. For example, I have gastritis. If I woke up with an attack, klonopin would help me. Right now I am having issues with my teeth and need 5 of them pulled. I just took 3.5 milligrams of klonopin and the pain slightly lessened. So while it is not a pain medication, it can help take your mind off the pain making it less severe.
One time when I was having a bad reaction a medication (Viberzi), I had some kind of spasm in my stomach. I was in the worst pain. Called my doctor's office and they were not taking me seriously. They just thought I was having a stomachache from taking the medicine on an empty stomach. So I googled what I should do. One of the things I found that would help was taking a benzodiazepine. I'm prescribed klonopin for anxiety and had it on hand. I took it and within 20 minutes my pain and spasm in my stomach stopped. What a life saver!!!
*Just a side note; I later seen that people that have had their gall bladder removed should not be prescribed Viberzi.
I have been locked in extremely painful back spasms for a week, due to a painful disease. My regular pain medication or soma wasn't helping. I finally remembered by low dose Klonopin, took 1/2 of tablet and it worked! In the era of opioid hysteria, thank goodness my Dr is on board!
- Klonopin Information for Consumers
- Klonopin Information for Healthcare Professionals (includes dosage details)
- Side Effects of Klonopin (detailed)
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