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Re: benzodiazepine withdrawal jodsteroo

Posted by Elizabeth on May 29, 2001, at 21:04:32

In reply to BENZODIAZAPINE WITHDRAWL...please help!!!, posted by jodsteroo on May 29, 2001, at 2:33:26

> has anyone gone through a benzo withdrawl? i tapered slowlet but still getting extreem withdrawl symptomed and its been almost a month since i stopped klonopin at 1/8th of a having extreem muscle tension and headaches...and tons of other psysical symptomes... has anyone else gon through this and if so how long did it last before you felt better?

How long were you on 1/8 mg before you stopped taking the Klonopin? I've never been through benzo withdrawal but am told that the last little bit is the hardest part. You might have to decrease it even slower, eventually getting down to amounts that you can't measure precisely (like, a few shavings from a 0.5 mg pill).

You might try switching to Tranxene (clorazepate), a very long-acting benzo. Tapering off Tranxene would likely be easier. Another strategy that has sometimes helped people get off of benzos is to take an anticonvulsant like Neurontin, Depakote, or Tegretol.

I hope you're able to emerge from the withdrawal syndrome okay. Keep us posted as to how you're doing.





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