Hi, lovely to join your group.
My name is Kyte and I came off 4mg a day of clonazepam just 7wks ago. I was on this medication for 25yrs!! I had no idea what I was letting myself in for nor how much damage they have caused. I was in so much pain I sincerely thought I was going to die for the first 3 wks. I was in a rehab centre that only uses natural supplements ect for the withdrawal. It is only since coming out a week ago (as I am unable to finish their program due to sleep deprivation & I will be going back when I can) that I now can see just how much they were and are affecting my life!! I was trying to get off tramadol hence the rehab, I didn't at first want to drop the clonazepam but deep deep doewn I knew they were a massive problem, causing me untold symptoms. My main problem right now is sleep deprivation, went a full 12 days and nights without even a wink of sleep during the first couple of weeks. then i was getting roughly 1 to 3 hours every second or third night!! I was unable to communicate, i couldn't understand anyone, so when I look back I can see the improvment already, even though I am housebound still and live on my own this is obviously a concern for me. I wish if possible to try natural solutions to this problem, and their is a lot of suggestions out there, though I would really like to find out from people who have actually gone through this!! I have and am taking melatonin and valerian & hops which def help to relax me although sleep still is a dream rather than reality right now. I would love to know if any of you have had insomnia to this extent? How long did it go on for? and what did you do about it? Thank you so much for taking the time to read my message & I wish you alll well on your journeys of recovery,
Kyte x