I have horrible nerve pain in my hands and fingers that is 24/7. I am desperate for some relief. Last October one doc told me not to take Klonopin because it increases nerve pain. This week one of my docs recommended starting again for anxiety, but I had forgotten why I had discontinued until I came home and looked it up. Does anyone have any info about this as I cannot find it in my searches.
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I've taken Klonopin for my anxiety with great success. I've never heard of or experienced any problems with nerve pain. Recommend you try the Klonopin and and assess afterward.
18 Apr 2014
Please be careful with going on Klonopin (clonazepam). Once on it, it can be very difficult to get off it. I would only take it for severe panic/agoraphobia. There are so many other things out there that are affective for things like GAD, or "anxiety." I don't want to see anyone have to go thru withdrawal sx's unless they absolutely have to. Please be careful. I've never heard of anyone taking it for "nerve pain" and I've never heard of Klonopin increasing nerve pain, either.
14 May 2014
It may not cause nerve damage but it does exacerbate it. Tingling, crawling, numbness and pain are all side effects. Look it up on mayo clinics site.
31 Jan 2015
It causes back pain & muscle pain and nerve pain.. Withdrawing is hell & also causes these side effects as well as high blood pressure & seizures.
14 days ago
I was on clonazepam 1 mg day & Ropinirole 1 mg day for restless leg syndrome (RLS) for 15 years. Worked very well in the 16 year I woke up with a skin rash covering 90 % of my body. Very painful no relief could be found for two years. Then a dermatologist siaid it may be the clonazepam It took me 9 months to taper of this drug. The last month my skin rash began to go away as the clonazepam was tapered off. No more rash and itching Yea Bill
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