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Re: Klonopin Withdrawal--I don't like this cubbybear

Posted by Janelle on July 13, 2003, at 14:34:16

In reply to Klonopin Withdrawal--I don't like this, posted by cubbybear on July 12, 2003, at 7:18:46

I've been on Klonopin for years and was about to start tapering off (I'm on 1 mg twice a day) when I went into a depression, but noticed that the anxiety which usually accompanies it took awhile to get started so to speak, and then was far less than ever before. I'd like to attribute that to both Klonopin (which I thought I'd become habituated to since it's a benzo and I've been on it a long time) and Buspar (I'd stopped that one and within days needed to go back on it!). So, I'm not thrilled but will remain on Klonopin.

As far as withdrawal from it, I have read many places that because Klonopin is slow acting (compared to say Xanax or Valium which goes into the body, relaxes you and is out within a few hours) and Klonopin has the longer half-life, that it is the *easiest* benzo to withdraw from.

So, I don't know why you're having such problems with this. I do know that one does get rebound anxiety as one goes off Klonopin, so perhaps this is part of what you're feeling.

My suggestion, and I know it's difficult, believe me, I know(!) is to taper off as slowly and little by little as you have to and you WILL make it off! Everyone is different, and you may just need a long(er) time for getting off this med than other people.

Good luck 2 U.


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