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Re: Big time withdrawal

Posted by jodie on January 16, 2003, at 11:16:48

In reply to Re: Big time withdrawal judy1, posted by shar on January 15, 2003, at 18:01:07

> Judy,
> I just take 1 mg. at night to sleep. So, for a couple of days now I've taken .5 mg trying to stretch out what I have. I haven't noticed anything so far (for which I'm thankful), and sort of am hoping I'll be able to make it til the end of January (refill time) especially if I go to quarters.
> Think my low dose might make it feasible to do without too many symptoms?
> Thanks,
> Shar

Hello, I was taking 1 mg of Klonopin twice a day as needed for agitation. About a month ago, I ran out, and couldn't get a refill. I woke up in an ambulance. My fiance found me having a seizure. The ER doc said it was caused from stopping klonopin w/o tapering off. He prescribed me 1 mg klonopin w/ 2 refills, and said when I go off taper it for about a week, meaning to go down to .5 twice a day, then to .5 once a day. He said a week of that should do. I am 27 now, when I was a teen, I started having temporal lobe seizures, which caused strong deja vu feelings, depersonalization, and nausea. I went through that for a long time w/o telling my parents because I thought I was going crazy. When I was 18, I ended up having a grand-mal (tonic clonic) seizure, and was finally diagnosed and put on dilantin. I took that for about 3 years, tapered myself off, then never had another seizure until my klonopin withdrawal a month ago. My pdoc wanted me to go off my klonopin anyway, so I tapered myself off, no problems so far. I just hope I remain seizure free. Now I am taking a new drug called Strattera for ADHD. Anyway, good luck with the klonopin. Also I have cut .5's in half b4, and it worked out for me.




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