I quit taking klonopin cold turkey after going on Neurontin because the combination was way too sedating to function. Am I at risk for seizures after being on a 3mg a day dose for close to a year? I realize physical and physiological symptoms are different, and while I have no physical withdrawal my GABA receptors are missing their dope.
Quitting 1mg 3x daily of Klonopin after about a year, possible issues?
- 17 Nov 2011 by Less Than Human
- 25 May 2013
- klonopin, neurontin, seizures, benzodiazepine withdrawal
Added 17 Nov 2011:
When I take them together I get tons of symptoms; eyes rolling back into my head, tremors and ticks, I can hardly function. I suppose my doctor would be my best bet.
Oh my sweetie,
First of all, we are all human and we all have our own issues ... don't you thinlk that way...
How long have you been off ur Klonopin? I wouldn't advise cold turkey for anything. I have lots of experience with Klonopin having been on it 20+ years. I did go off it once and all the symptoms I was taking Klonopin for returned since I have bipolar disorder (really fun disease ). Just a little background ... taper slowly, I'd cut my dosage on half and air and see. If u r okay, half it again, etc. The good thing about Klonopin is it's long half life... 12 hours ... unlike other benzos with a 4 hour half life ... makes it easier on you. Were u taking Klonopin for seizure activity, if so... jeez YES! I would call my doc anyway to let him/her know what u r thinking about or r doing.
Let me and all knowledgeable people on here, know what's going on.
It could possibly happen i been on klonopin since 1996 to 2005 on and off 1Mg in the morning and 1 mg at night if needed. Then from 2005 to 2011 took klonopin continiously i then have to stop taking my meds because of financial problems and on march 01 2012 i had my first and only seizure my doc told me that my potassium was too low and that i should not have stopped klonopin cold turkey, you have to taper down the medication little by little. My doc also prescribed me topomax to help me detox from the benzos.
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