User Reviews for Clonazepam
Also known as: Klonopin, Klonopin Wafer
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Reviews for Clonazepam to treat Migraine Prevention
"I am surprised by how many people get such relief from migraines by taking clonazapam. I take 1mg twice a day for anxiety and it works well for me. Never noticed helping migraines. I'm on Sumatriptan."
Kurt D. (taken for 10 years or more) May 10, 2017
1 users found this comment helpful.
"I have had migraines since I was twelve Especially on cloudy rainy days. Imetrex works but makes me so tired. Today I woke with a terrible migraine I got up took a Clonazepam 1mg and it went away I feel great ."
Vicki Lorene February 20, 2017
3 users found this comment helpful.
"I have many health issues, but the worst have been chronic migraines for the past 5 years! They have gotten progressively worse and I feel like I am constantly fighting them off and I've tried everything. I have Relpax as a rescue drug and it works great, but I am only supposed to use it twice a week or else face rebound headaches. I asked my doc to prescribe Klonopin, mostly because I am under a lot of stress and I had read that it could help with TMJ disorder (I grind my teeth badly) and I have restless leg syndrome, Fibro and RA. What I didn't expect was for it to reduce my migraines considerably. I take .5 mg 3 times daily. I only had to take my Relpax 3 times last month! and I'm not fighting them off all the time! Freedom!"
Freedom in a pill December 9, 2016
11 users found this comment helpful.
"I had clonazepam for four years and was told by dr to take as and when I needed it and unknowingly I took as many as four 2mg a day , plus propanonol and naratriptan along side thyroxine125 mg for I had a thyroidectomy , when I realised what they were all doing I eventually weaned myself off two years ago but my head aches are back with a vengeance ,33 days now non stop and now I know the pitfalls do you think I would be silly to start again say o 0.5 as its the only thing that actually has worked , a massive dilemma but I need help"
SUze lovin life (taken for 2 to 5 years) August 6, 2016
7 users found this comment helpful.
"I was diagnosed with pediatric migraines when I was 3 months old. After that I literally had a migraine every 3 months like clockwork for almost 23 years. I got so used to my "every 3 months cycle" that when I knew it was time for it to come around, I would actually warn school and work that I'd be needing at least 3 to 5 days off. I literally don't know anyone who gets them as bad as I do, I vomit and I'm extremely sensitive to light and sound and I literally can't get out of bed for 3 to 5 days. They've caused me several jobs and several missed days of school. I've been prescribed over 20 different medications trying to find that worked but nothing ever did. Then I had a friend show me Clonazepam and ever since then, been migraine free!"
Holly Marie February 13, 2016
28 users found this comment helpful.
"I am still in the very early stages of taking this Med. My doc prescribed it after the ativan wasn't enough anymore. I've been taking 2mg every 12 hrs (still getting use to the side effects) but overall it seems my migraines are very minor so far.I've been taking less of my migraine meds, which I'm extremely happy about. "
mic714 (taken for less than 1 month) January 14, 2016
18 users found this comment helpful.
"I had migraines for 20 years and just dealt with it the best I could. Doctors put me on all types of pain and triptan class drugs and while they numbed it they didn't do much. I would always awake with a migraine and it would last 3-4 days. 10 years ago a Dr gave me 0.5mg clonazpam at bedtime and BOOM headaches almost go away. I have forgot the bottle on weekly trips and do find my quality of sleep is reduced but overall no other side effects. Do plan to drop to .25 and .10 nightly if I can't cut them that small...but if the migraines return...they will bury me (of old age) with .5 in my bloodstream."
Thomas1942 (taken for 10 years or more) September 24, 2015
25 users found this comment helpful.
"I am so happy with clonazepam. My daughter has had migraines from the age of 5 and now she is 11. She's been on it for less than a month and the results are good. I have suffered with her sleeping in a dark room for hours until she feels better but now with this medicine we have rested. Although she gets the attacks they are not as bad as before."
muzaza October 12, 2014
17 users found this comment helpful.
"I have taken clonazepam for years to sleep and to control anxiety/panic over my child's chronic illness. When my son had a medical crisis and was hospitalized recently, I had my first 2 migraines within 12 hrs of each other. I became so anxious of having another it was non-stop anxiety. My psych said to use the clonazepam for the anxiety and another 0.5mg tablet if I felt the eyestrain/nausea of another migraine coming on. Two times I have taken 2 Advil (200mg) and 0.5mg tablet of Clonazepam when I felt eyestrain/nausea/light headedness - but I have not had another migraine. Whether the increased dose is helping abort the migraine or just calm my anxiety over having one, the relief is good in either case."
Paloma8 (taken for 5 to 10 years) February 4, 2014
24 users found this comment helpful.
"I have had migraine headaches most of my life averaging 3-5 a week. Mostly at night. Waking up in the middle of the night. I have not had a single headache since I have started the clonazepam. It has been only two months but right now I would call it a miracle."
Dave 60 (taken for 1 to 6 months) December 27, 2013
36 users found this comment helpful.
"I was having severe right sided headaches for the past couple of years that started in the evening and wouldn't let me go to sleep. I would push on my eye with my hand until it would weep because the pain was so bad. My neurologist gave me a vessel medication which didn't change anything. He gave me Klonopin and they were gone by the next day. I just have to make sure I take the medicine before I get the headache. (On a side note I have partial seizures from meningitis damage in my brain when I was two and take Lamictal and Keppra for that)."
Lstacy February 5, 2013
30 users found this comment helpful.
"Taking clonazepam keeps my stress level down, so I don't trigger migraines by muscle spasms, or TMJ, etc."
Anonymous October 27, 2011
47 users found this comment helpful.
"I take 1mg twice a day. It had helped greatly reduce my number of migraines."
migrainemomof5 October 19, 2011
37 users found this comment helpful.
Klonopin (clonazepam): "I was prescribed Klonopin two weeks ago by my neurologist to help with migraines. My best friend was murdered a month ago and dealing with that stress has caused me to not be able to let my mind slow down enough to sleep which triggers migraine attacks. I find the Klonopin does help me sleep at night but I feel my mind racing with the stress of my friends death while I'm awake so I'm dealing with headaches still while I'm awake."
TTSS October 22, 2010
30 users found this comment helpful.
Klonopin (clonazepam): "I have been having migraines at least twice a week for over 25 years now. I have been taking Klonopin for the last four months. Although I still get them as often, the length and severity have decreased dramatically. Some are still so severe that I have to stay in bed with no lights and no sound. But I have had 50 to 60% improvement since taking Klonopin. I am able to function normally for the most part and no longer spend half of the week in bed. To date this has been the best and most effective treatment I have had. I would certainly recommend it to anyone suffering frequent, severe migraines."
Long time Migraine Suffere October 6, 2009
60 users found this comment helpful.
Klonopin (clonazepam): "Since taking Klonopin (past 4 months) for my migraines, which I get at least twice a week, I have had a significant decrease in the either the length of the migraine or the severity of the migraines. Although, I still get them just as often, I am now able to function and get through the pain without having to stay in bed with no lights and no sound most of the time. I still have very severe ones at times but having a 50-60% improvement is very significant for me as I have been suffering with migraines for over 25 years now. I would certainly recommend giving it a try for those having frequent, debilitating migraines."
Long time migraine sufferer October 6, 2009
44 users found this comment helpful.
Klonopin (clonazepam): "Absolutely NO help with migraines. Anxiety, yes. Migraines, no. "
KirbyMD March 2, 2009
22 users found this comment helpful.
"Every since I started using clonazepam I haven't had a single migraine. "
GONE February 10, 2009
36 users found this comment helpful.
Klonopin (clonazepam): "No side effects, that I can tell. I have been taking it for years at bedtime so if I don't take it I don't sleep."
Jena 61 June 1, 2008
41 users found this comment helpful.
"I have attacks that make me incapacitated within 15 minutes. Since I have been on this medicine I can actually function without the fear of being knocked off my feet. The fatigue is just something I learn to balance out with rest/sleep. It sure beats the alternative."
KRISTINM May 4, 2008
38 users found this comment helpful.
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