My psychiatrist closed his practice and suggested I have my family doctor prescribe medications. I've been on clonazepam for well over a decade. My family doctor wants me to get off that med ASAP. She suggested I reduce med by 0.5 mg per week, until I'm off med in one month. I'm not comfortable with this! I began researching how to transition off of clonazepam and found a lot of helpful information on this site.

Since I still have anxiety, I want to replace the clonazepam with another tranquilizer that is not a benzodiazepine. I've been on buspar before, years ago, and asked my doctor if I may transition off clonazepam and transition to Buspar.

I plan on transitioning myself and need support from groups such as this, as well as my psychiatrist. I'll remain on perphenazine (4mg) during the 8 week transition process.