Posted by Pattisun on August 16, 2002, at 9:59:15
In reply to Re: Given Neuronton to get off Klonopin « mike256, posted by Dr. Bob on August 15, 2002, at 16:20:24
Just want to says THANKS for your encouragement. I decided not to take the Neurontin, I am scared of the edema and other nasty side effects. Last year I took Vioxx and got swollen ankles--eventually ended up with congestive heart failure. Way scary stuff!!
So, I'm doing a very SLOW taper off the Klonopin. So far so good, but I've got a long way to go.
I wanted to know were you taking Klonopin for panic attacks? I get them all the time, but they are well controlled with Klonopin. I'm afraid the long-term benzo use has really dulled my cognitive functioning. I know I am in for a real battle of wills with my body. It would be easier if I were not so depressed. I've been trying to get off Paxil for over a year and am down to 5/2.5/5 dose. I would rather do the Paxil withdrawal first but my psych doctor is so anti-benzo he won't help me off the Paxil until I get off the Klonopin.
Thanks for the info.