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I sent an email to my new psych NP today. I told her I needed a refill of klonopin and I take 1 mg, three times daily.

She emailed back saying she called in the prescription as such: “it will say 1 tab 2x/day as needed for anxiety”. AS NEEDED?! So I’m going from 3 mg daily to 2 times PRN only, cold turkey?

Wow! I knew she was anti-benzo but I thought she’d taper me. I hope I don’t have a seizure. Or become housebound again. 

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I'm afraid I can't speak to it, but hopefully someone here can.  In theory, you're going from 3mg a day to 2mg a day (that's assuming you take all of it, but I think that's fair to do when you're getting started).  So it seems possible, but I can understand the concern. 

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On 1/22/2021 at 7:52 PM, Wonderful.Cheese said:

I sent an email to my new psych NP today. I told her I needed a refill of klonopin and I take 1 mg, three times daily.

She emailed back saying she called in the prescription as such: “it will say 1 tab 2x/day as needed for anxiety”. AS NEEDED?! So I’m going from 3 mg daily to 2 times PRN only, cold turkey?

Wow! I knew she was anti-benzo but I thought she’d taper me. I hope I don’t have a seizure. Or become housebound again. 

Did she tell you ahead of time that she was going to reduce your dose?....Or was this a "surprise"..?.

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Thanks guys. 

She did mention wanting to get me off klonopin and go to just PRN at my first appointment. But I didn’t know it was going to happen this fast.

I have 60 tablets in the bottle because I am still working on the bottle from my old pdoc. I have been taking 0.5 mg AM and 0.5 mg bedtime. So just 1 mg total daily. I don’t know if she wants me to be taking it daily still but.....eeek. It’s been somewhat rough at times with anxiety/falling asleep but nothing I haven’t been able to handle as of yet.

I hope at our next appointment she will consider adding gabapentin as was discussed and was the plan (or so I was told before). Maybe she wants to see how I do without klonopin to see if I really need gabapentin? Not sure.

She did say I can have a sooner than mid February appointment if needed because of all these med changes. I’m not sure. Should I take her up on that? I don’t know what to do. I don’t want her to think I’m a “trouble patient” and to start things off on the wrong foot with her. Eeeek.

23 hours ago, CrazyRedhead said:

Did she tell you ahead of time that she was going to reduce your dose?....Or was this a "surprise"..?.

 

On 1/23/2021 at 7:50 PM, notloki said:

How many tabs did you get ?

 

On 1/23/2021 at 12:12 PM, dancesintherain said:

I'm afraid I can't speak to it, but hopefully someone here can.  In theory, you're going from 3mg a day to 2mg a day (that's assuming you take all of it, but I think that's fair to do when you're getting started).  So it seems possible, but I can understand the concern. 

 

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