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Yeah, I take remeron 30 mg and effexor 37.5 mg, and a tiny dose of adderall xr 5 mg in the morning if needed 

I'm also looking a lot skinnier since switching. I haven't really lost much weight, maybe 3 lbs, but everyone at the gym was saying how thin I looked. I think valium made me look kinda swollen up and puffy but I felt really strong on it. 

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I would talk to a doctor about this because several physical things can cause these symptoms. If you were on an antipsychotic I might be able to see how some of the muscle stiffness would come from it, but with your meds, I cannot spot any potential culprit.

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As jt07 said, I would see a doctor. However, has your use of Klonipin been consistent? Same dosage every day? I recently got off of it after 5 years at a pretty good dose. I used part of my dose for daily management and had the rest as prn backup. Long story short, the days when I went down on my dose, my muscles would get very tense and sore. My doctor seemed to agree that it was my body's way of letting me know I was tolerant to the drug and this was a kind of "withdrawal" symptom. Physical anxiety if you will. That is my experience anyway. Definately see a doctor though, there could be many other explanations. Best of luck.

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I used to take klonopin as needed and it made my bones hurt. It was a weird feeling almost like I was very brittle. Not joint pain per se.

I wonder if it's just your body under more stress adjusting to the new med? Was your crossover dose appropriate? Did you crossover slowly?

Also often times if you are crossing over to Valium the dose is undershot. Maybe you just aren't taking enough Klonopin?

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Klonopin totally caused me joint pain. It freaked me out. My pdoc said I could take as much of it as I needed, but it wasn't working at all. It turns out I just can't use Klonopin because it sends me into rages. But we hadn't discovered that yet.

My pdoc even warned me about joint pain. I hadn't ever heard of anyone else having this side effect until right now.

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I know this is old, but joint and muscle pain is a rare side effect of klonopin was on my pharmacy paper. I took it in place of xanax one day and the pain was so severe I could barely stand or walk. It also gave me hard core panic attacks bc I could feel it slowly kicking in over about 1.5 hours. When it finally did, I could barely walk and still had the pain. But mentally felt extremely panicked and dysphoric. I've never had anything close happen with xanax. I refused to take it again and took it back to the doctor and demanded to trade it for xanax. When a benzo has panic attacks and joint pain listed as side effects, something is just not right with it. 

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