I was on about 2.5 mg of Klonopin daily for the past 2 years before that I was at a lower dose. Over the past two months I have been weaning myself down each week by .25 mg right now I am currently taking only .25 mg at night time yesterday I fell asleep and forgot to take my dose at all I woke up at 5 AM and took half of a point to five I'm wondering how safe this is and what is my realistic risk for a seizure considering I'm at such a low dose now ... i'm desperate to get off this medication and just want to know that I'm OK.. I have the normal rebound anxiety and a little bit of shakiness but nothing too rough as I did in the beginning the beginning was terrible I feel OK it's just a little bit uncomfortable can we please assess what the actual risk for seizures because I know people have stopped taking Clonopin at .25 mg but I was trying to make it easier by cutting the dose even lower before I stop taking it also I was down to .25 mg for six days before I just dropped it again but it's such a low-dose
Jess; you are doing very well if I am understanding you right all you are taking is a total of 0.25mg of Klonopin per day RIGHT!!! AND AT THAT DOSE YOU WELL HAVE NEXT TO NO CHANCE OF GETTING SEIZURES. They used to use these more for seizures than for anxiety but they had to take as much as 6 to 10 mg daily to control the seizures. If I were you I would start to take 1/2 tablet of the .25mg for 7 to 10 days, then take the same dose every other day for at least 7 to 10 days. And if you have any problems at all call your doctor and get final directions from her or him. my doctor said to me that you should not decrease Klonopin more than half of a .25 at a time until you get used to it. And expect some of the mild withdrawals. hope this well help you. or as I said give your doctor a call. Chuck1957 seizure free.
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