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Re: withdrawl symptoms

Posted by Squiggles on February 18, 2002, at 21:12:10

In reply to Re: withdrawl symptoms, posted by geno on February 18, 2002, at 20:42:43


1.0 Klonopin is what took me a year to withdraw
from, and I did not succeed. Granted I had been
taking it for some 17 years so it may have had
a different effect on my brain than on yours.
IMHO it is a difficult drug to withdraw from possibly
because of its anti-convulsant properties; certainly
because it's equivalence to Xanax is (gaad this
varies so much according to charts) - I think a
conservative equivalence is 2 to 3x as strong.

I withdrew from Xanax 2.0 in 3 months with
relatively little trouble under the supervision
of a doctor - i had anxiety, insomnia, some
panic, dream changes, skin sensitivity, etc.

The K was a different story - I doubt that you
can substitute 0.50 X for 0.50 K even though
some charts such as those of Dr. Heather Ashton
actually have the two drugs as equivalent - gasp -
certainly I have not seen that anywhere else.
I did not succeed in reaching 0. In the end
the full dose had to be reinstated.

I have a tapering schedule which is called the
Chunk-0-Meter which you could use choosing your
own pace to taper any drug. For all benzos a rule
of thumb seems to be taper 1/10 of the dose every

You should however ask yourself, and your doctor
WHY you would want to get off these drugs and
whether it is appropriate for your medical condition.





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