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User Reviews for Clonazepam

Also known as: Klonopin, Klonopin Wafer

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Summary of Clonazepam reviews 8.5 1,259 reviews

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For Anxiety: "This benzo has helped me get my life back. I've been on it twice in my life, so I know what the withdrawals feel like. I slowly tapered off of them when I found out I was pregnant and it was difficult, but not a horror story. Now that my son nurses only once a day, I am able to take 0.5mg of Klonopin at night. Within the first day of taking it, I noticed a difference. My anxiety is almost not there. I can relax and breathe. I take this in combination with Wellbutrin XL 150mg and it's the perfect combination for me."

   
9.0

SallyA92 (taken for less than 1 month) May 23, 2018

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For Anxiety: " I have been using Clonazepan or Klonopin 10 mg for some time. During Hurricane Maria in Puerto Rico, it was being distributed for a while. Then they have changed it to accudor, it goes among others. The problem is that I was on it about 2 weeks before I found that it was stronger than Clonazepan, then I started to have problems urinating and it caused varicocele in the testicles, among other side effects. Well, I chose to leave it stinging, since the psychiatrist has a big wait before I see them until the end of June, which is the appointment. I ask there will be a medication that is similar in terms of ingredients and the least side effects in what, together with my psychiatrist, I can lower the dose to end the treatment. Thank you!!!"

   
10

Zoraida38 (taken for 2 to 5 years) May 19, 2018

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Klonopin (clonazepam) for Panic Disorder: "I'm a 22-year-old male and suffer from severe anxiety. I had a seizure last month, was hospitalized, and was given Klonopin for it. The Klonopin helped my anxiety so much that I asked my doctor to switch medications (I was on Xanax 0.5 mg six times a day) and he put me on Klonopin 1 mg three times a day. The Xanax helped but wore off way too quickly. The Klonopin, however, has been AMAZING! It diminishes all traces of anxiety, relaxes my muscles, lifts my mood, and helps me feel "normal". Plus it lasts all day! I can finally be social again, sleep better at night, focus a lot better, and not have to worry about my anxiety. I finally feel like I'M in control of it. I'm much calmer in general and I love It. Klonopin definitely gave me my life back."

   
10

RelaxedMax (taken for 1 to 6 months) May 17, 2018

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For Bipolar Disorder: "I suffered for years with anxiety due to Bipolar. Finally saw a pdoc that prescribed me with Clonazepam. I take 0.5mg daily though am only suppose to take it when things are bad. I notice when I take it daily then everyday is good. When things are really bad I take 1.5mg per day split throughout the day. So far after 2 years everything is going well and I can function like the norms do."

   
9.0

Anonymous (taken for 1 to 2 years) May 17, 2018

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Klonopin (clonazepam) for Panic Disorder: "I was prescribed Klonopin 0.5mg as needed for panic attacks. This medication definitely works. I experienced no unusual side effects. The only side effect I felt was mild tiredness. Every time I take it it usually lasts about 8-12 hours of full effect. It takes about 45 minutes to start working after taking it. When I take this medication I feel very relaxed and peaceful. It gets rid of a panic attack, nausea due to anxiety, and jitteriness from anxiety."

   
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Photographylover (taken for 1 to 6 months) May 14, 2018

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For Borderline Personality Disorder: "I was prescribed Clonazepam 2mg yesterday and already it has made a difference. I did not wake up angry this morning and am feeling more chilled out than l have done for several years. Over the past decade l tried every antipsychotic medication there is with no success but now with Clonazepam l have hope!"

   
7.0

Weasel (taken for less than 1 month) May 11, 2018

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For Panic Disorder: "Is the Qualitest Generic 2mg effective?"

AndyinAZ (taken for 5 to 10 years) April 27, 2018

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Klonopin (clonazepam) for Seizure Prevention: "I have been taking Klonopin for seizures and anxiety. I have been on it awhile now. I found it effective for me. I'm getting taken off of it soon "cold turkey".. what should I do?"

   
8.0

Amber (taken for 10 years or more) April 24, 2018

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For Restless Legs Syndrome: "I started taking clonazepam about 15 years ago. I was having the worst time with chronic migraines and this unstoppable urge to move coupled with uneasiness in my legs and body. My neurologist put me on clonazepam 1mg and that first night it was a miracle, I didn't have anymore of those awful feelings. After a few years I have had to increase the dose to keep the effectiveness however, now that I am trying to come down off the drug the withdrawal symptoms are far worse than anything I could ever imagine. If I forget to take a dose or don't have my medication with me the worst dreadful mental and physical symptoms occur. I have tried other RLS medicines but this is the only things that works. Sometimes I wish I never had taken this drug because pharmacists and doctors treat you like a drug addict when they find out how long you've been taking the medicine or how much of it daily. If you are going to be treated for RLS please stay away from Clonazepam....it's not worth it."

   
7.0

PixieRunner (taken for 10 years or more) April 18, 2018

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Klonopin (clonazepam) for Panic Disorder: "I was recently prescribed this for high anxiety & stress. Couldn't sleep thru the night without waking up 5x or more. Crying every day and Zoloft 75mg was working for depression but not anxiety. Had to take my mom off life support at her age of 65 and I was 26 and 5 months pregnant with my daughter. Not 2 years later my dad died of a broken heart and I actually nursed him to his death at my age of 28 in my home and watched him die. He was 65 when he passed. Have had PTSD and anxiety ever since. Cry and hyperventilate when something triggers me. This medicine let's me sleep thru the night and no "hangover" or drowsiness effect in the morning. I wake up with a sense of calm. So far it is doing it's job."

   
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Lydia (taken for less than 1 month) April 18, 2018

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Klonopin (clonazepam) for Panic Disorder: "The biggest mistake of my life. I thought Klonopin was an actual godsend the first time I had taken it, one of the first times in my life I wasn’t an anxious and neurotic mess. But 15 years of doctors throwing them at me like candy so I didn’t have to actually face my anxieties and medicate them instead has left me in taper hell. This isn’t the medications fault, it worked as intended. The problem was lack of knowledge from doctors and myself for medicating the problem without facing it. Sometimes that is only how some people can function and I’m sure I’m one of them, though after 6 months all of these miracle drugs are moot due to tolerance. You’ll need more and more until you’re just poisoning yourself. My suggestion is to be very careful with these and try to find knowledgeable doctors to help you with them."

   
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BenzosAreEvil (taken for 10 years or more) April 16, 2018

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For Restless Legs Syndrome: "When my Dr diagnosed RLS he put me on clonazepam. It worked 100%. I started at 1/2 mg. Then up to 1 mg. Then up to 2mg and now, after 8 years and still going, sometimes I have to take an extra 1mg in the middle of the night. I am groggy in the morning but it could be other drugs doing that. Now I have a new Psychiatrist and he just had an absolute FIT because I am on 2 or 3 mg of clonazepam and he has REFUSED to treat me until I am totally OFF of the clonazepam. What's with that?!?!? It works. But, as many have noticed, it does tend to require more and more for it to work. I am also on tramadol (for back pain) but it does not seem to help RLS. Genetics, I guess,."

Bruneaux (taken for 5 to 10 years) April 10, 2018

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For Not Listed / Other: "Clonazepam replaced my anxiety with strength and have brought my life back to normal. Starting a couple years back I'd been bullied, and for the longest time I didn't realize that it was bullying, naive as I was. I went through a couple years bullying and the nasty fellow messed my head up pretty bad, gave me some sort of social anxiety. I'd always been introverted so this social anxiety, I did not recognize as an illness. Eventually I ended up talking to a doc who prescribed me Rivotril. He called it a "habit-forming drug." I didn't give a damn, it was better than the latter. So on the first night, I took 1.0mg and in a half hour I began to get this tingly warm sensation, it was a lovely feeling. I slept well and after a couple days my anxiety had decreased significantly. Now I only use it if I have too Overall I would rate Clonazepam a 9/10. 9/10 because of the minor risk factor for addiction."

   
9.0

James (taken for 1 to 6 months) April 9, 2018

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Klonopin (clonazepam) for Seizure Prevention: "I have a seizure disorder that isn't epilepsy. I had an incidence where I had seizures back to back for days and was sent to multiple hospitals to try to help me. When I finally came out of them, I was on klonopin and keppra. Keppra alone wouldn't stop them from happening again is what I was told by medical. I also read about klonopin and know that it is prescribed for preventing seizures and happens to be good at stopping seizures that happen quickly back to back, or whatever it was that was going on specifically with me. I am glad something worked. I have never had anything so rough and weird happen to me. I love klonopin bc I also have anxiety and insomnia, both things that klonopin helps and eases as well, which also could be triggers for seizures, or symptoms of."

   
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dj1purity (taken for 5 to 10 years) April 8, 2018

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For Anxiety: "Pharmacy always carried Mylan or Tevia, which always worked very well.. Now they are carrying Accord brand, manufactured in China. The quality of the Accord pill seems inferior. Very difficult to cut in half, crumbles easily, tastes very sugary ... They take longer to work and seem less effective..."

newenglander (taken for 1 to 6 months) April 5, 2018

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For Anxiety: "Okay for like the last year I've had some kind of psychosis and I started getting full of fear and anxiety. I got to the point where I couldn't leave my house and if I did I had to wear purple rain boots with green mittens not because I wanted to because I was afraid I might catch a disease and step in a mud puddle anxiety was taking over my life I finally went to a doctor and he put me on this Klonopin which I guess is okay I haven't had any nightmares except for one night I dreamed I was with Ben Affleck and then he killed me with a buck knife and then buried me in a shoebox. I'm too afraid and I get too anxious to try to call the doctor because then they put you on hold and then I start getting overwhelmed when all the Bryan Adams music starts playing on phone and then I just can't handle it anymore so yesterday I bought a new puppy I named it Joe because I was told that it would help me with anxiety but to be honest this dog has done nothing but drive me nuts."

   
7.0

NutsNolte April 3, 2018

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For Migraine Prevention: "I took Klonopin for a migraine variant. I had a positive EEG and vomiting all night about once a week every month or two and no migraine headache or aura and no one could figure out why. It took 8 years to get diagnosed by a psychiatrist. The Klonopin stopped the vomiting totally. I had previously tried antidepressants, benedryl to sleep, and nothing worked except to knock me out. About 5 years later I finally started getting the migraine headaches with aura. So I still had to take Imitrex for that and it worked. In my 50's now I got vertigo without migraine. Neuro checked CT scan and it is normal for no tumors. I had a normal hearing, no ear problems. My EEG's are still abnormal for migraine and so they tried Ciproheptadine and amitriptyline and that didn't work for the vertigo. It would throw me on the ground. They gave me topiramate and it worked some but Trokendi XR worked."

   
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mkh9 (taken for 10 years or more) April 2, 2018

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For Insomnia: "I originally was taking Latuda and over the counter Somupure for insomnia. It worked great for while and then it stopped. Every 3rd to 4th night I was staying awake all night even though I took the medicine. My doctor just prescribed Clonazepam 0.5 mg 2 a night. I took my first dose a at 9 pm and here it is midnight, I feel a little groggy but not where I can go to sleep. I am starting to give up on finding something to help with my insomnia."

   
7.0

Lin (taken for less than 1 month) March 28, 2018

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For Anxiety: "I take either 0.25 or 0.5 Mgs when I feel anxious, usually the .25 and in 30 minutes or so it kicks in and I get less anxious but start to feel normal again and care free. I don't feel like a zombie or anything like that, but I notice if I take a full .5 MG of in having a panic attack it doesn't work right away, at least 30 minutes to notice its actually working but It does work. That's the only thing where is doesn't work super fast but it does help. I had 30 pills last me 7 months do I don't take it everyday, not sure how I would deal with withdrawal symptoms because I take half of what the prescribed is by cutting it in half most the time. When I'm very anxious I take a full one. Sooo with that said in not sure how effects of withdrawals are because I never had any but the medicine does work"

   
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Jjbats33 March 14, 2018

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For Bipolar Disorder: "Since a teenager I was thought to be just depressed (2 suicide attempts and months in hospitals). I spent my early years on Welbutren(sp?) at 18 after another episode, I was switched to Zoloft. I stayed on that for almost 2 years, but would go from feeling nothing at all, to pacing in my room not able to sleep for days. Scared to death about everything. After I’d come out of these phases, that some times lasted months, I would sit back and be embarrassed for all my outrageous actions (quitting colleges, acquiring far too many ferrets, because I honestly believed they’d save me, only wearing one outfit but insisting to do my laundry every day etc...) Finally at the age of 24 I was prescribed Klonopin. .05 mg up to 3 Times a day. 90 a month. Suddenly I could sleep again. I didn’t believe in mysterious rituals, I could actually hold down a job. I was diagnosed with Bipolar depression and got prescribed Klonopin paired with lexapro. It has literally been life changing."

   
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Marissa K. March 13, 2018

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For Insomnia: "I was on 1 mg for a night for about 10 years. I started to cut the dose as I wanted to quit. The side effects are horrible. Shaky, not grounded my head is all fuzzy. I have been trying to quit for 9 months now. I'm getting there. This pill is very addicting and horrible to quit. Stevie Nicks once said that this pill was tougher to quit than cocaine."

   
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Coca (taken for 10 years or more) March 8, 2018

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For Anxiety: "I was struck by lightning 4 years ago and finally saw a psychiatrist who diagnosed me with PTSD on top of the untreated bipolar and anxiety disorders that I already have. She prescribed clonazepam for anxiety which I’ve taken in the past with no problems at all. (Also meds for bipolar and PTSD) The anxiety from the lightning strike has altered my life completely. I’m obsessed with monitoring the weather and will not leave the house if I know a storm is coming. I’m constantly reliving the strike and I live in an area where it storms regularly. This whole experience has been completely debilitating as I constantly live in a state of fear. I really want my life back so I hope this helps!"

   
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Nikki March 4, 2018

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For Anxiety: "It works pretty good for anxiety but not panic attack’s and it helps me sleep"

   
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Babe (taken for 1 to 6 months) March 1, 2018

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For Anxiety: "Was on Xanax and then Klonopin for 10 years. Then I ran into a doctor who refused to prescribe it anymore and cut me off pretty much cold turkey. It's been the worst year of my life. Have been experiencing a lot of health issues that I do believe are due to anxiety now. I've had heart problems, major depression, severe anxiety disorder. My new doctor today said she could try a week's worth to see how I felt and if I felt like it was working I could go to a psychiatrist and get on a plan. I've only taken one but I'm already more relaxed, my heart rate is down my blood pressure is down and I can actually think. Plan to keep it as an as-needed drug but with only a half a milligram I feel normal tonight. I'm almost 60 and I really don't care if I have to take it the rest of my life. I just want to feel normal"

   
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CJ (taken for less than 1 month) February 24, 2018

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For Insomnia: "The idiot doctor who prescribed this to me for a sleep aid. He told me nothing about the dangers and he had me taking this for three years and eight months. He never said anything about having to taper from this until the end when he refused to renew my prescription because he said I "was no longer his patient." I said I don't have enough pills left for a taper. All he said was that I better find a new doctor soon. That was in December of 2012. By then I was out. I found a doctor who would give it to me for a taper. I tapered for 8.5 months. But it was too late. I got tinnitus in the third month and then two weeks later the derealization began. I have been living in hell since then. That's right...I have been in a complete horror show of derealization now for a little over five years. And it is worse today than ever. That alone is so hard to fathom because all of the days are a horrifying hell. Good luck to all who are suffering with this terror. "

   
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docblade February 23, 2018

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