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#1 SpartanForce



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Posted 14 February 2013 - 03:37 PM

Sup. I have being taking clonazepam for about 8 months now, on dosages 0,5mg twice a day and more if needed.


Recently I decide it to quit this medication. It's been a week since I'm only taking 0,2mg twice a day, and now I want to just take 0,2mg at the evening until I can quit forever.


I have being feeling very anxious, but I guess that will pass with time? Or I'm tapering off too quickly?

Diagnosis: PTSD, Depression, Schizoid PD, OCD and Anxiety.
Meds: Aristab 10mg AM, Artane 10mg AM, Luvox 100mg AM, Lorax 2mg AM, Exodus 15mg AM, Atenolol 50mg AM.


#2 bluechick



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Posted 14 February 2013 - 04:06 PM

You're tapering off too quickly.  I made the mistake of guessing on my own taper schedule and I suffered for it.  


Good luck, Spartan.  I wish you a speedy withdrawal.

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#3 melissaw72


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Posted 14 February 2013 - 07:08 PM

When I weaned down on Klonopin it took a very long time.  I went from about 3 mg/day to 0.5 mg/day but it took about 4-5 months at least.


Also, maybe you are anxious because your body needs the klonopin to help to not be anxious, and weaning down isn't helping.  Just something to think about.

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#4 SpartanForce



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Posted 15 February 2013 - 01:04 AM

nah the extreme anxiety is withdrawal

coun't handle the anxiety today, tomorrow I will come back to the 0,2mg (2x) and try to mantain that for at least 2 weeks.

Diagnosis: PTSD, Depression, Schizoid PD, OCD and Anxiety.
Meds: Aristab 10mg AM, Artane 10mg AM, Luvox 100mg AM, Lorax 2mg AM, Exodus 15mg AM, Atenolol 50mg AM.


#5 sonicwhite


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Posted 16 February 2013 - 08:06 AM

When you just get sick of the medication and you just make up your mind and don't focus on the withdrawals. It makes it alot easier but, I have been on it for 4 yr;s and I just got sick of it..



But this is just me opinion and deliverance from the drug...I hated the way it was making me feel...And in a weird way the ritalin takes my anxiety away...

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