I have been using clonazepam for over 20 years now. Is there any significant side effects and is it safe to use the rest of my life. The minute I try to come off clonazepam my mouth begins to burn and I can't stand it so I put myself back on clonazepam. I just was just diagnosed with autoimmune desease and have just had an appointment with a internist and he wants me off of clonazepam. I weaned mtself off but BMS returned immediately so of course I started using my miracle drug again. What are the thoughts on such long term use? I hope you can help me because if anyone with BMS knows, you need some relief or you can't live with yourself or anyone else. Thank you for your help.