YinPhases Posted October 28, 2005 Share Posted October 28, 2005 Hey gang, I've been on Klonopin for over 3 years now (currently at 2.5mg taken before bed each night). I started taking it after having anxiety-related persistent dp/dr symptoms to the point where I couldn't swallow solid food, drive, sit through classes without panic attacks, or even just walk around the house without feeling like I was constantly about to fall over. While the Klonopin got rid of the problems the largest tradeoff was my memory which has continued to get worse over the last 3 years. My uncle has similar memory problems taking 1mg of Klonopin/night and he's been on it for a few years more than I. I took Aricept which helped marginally for a while but after a year or so the benefits seemed to peter out. I've recently stopped the Aricept entirely since insurance decided to stop covering off label uses. To get to the question, would attempting to switch to a different Benzo such as Valium likely leave me with the same memory issues or is it worth a try? Any input/suggestions would be appreciated. Jason Link to comment Share on other sites More sharing options...
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