Posted by shadows721 on August 26, 2003, at 21:27:39
In reply to withdrawl from Klonopin, posted by sheebies on August 25, 2003, at 8:54:49
I was on Klonopin for 5 years. I took it two times a day. I got physicially addicted to it. I realized that, because I had convulsions when a doctor abruptly took me off of it to perform some tests. I weaned myself off of it. It took me 3 years. Since then, my anxiety has returned. I suffer from PTSD. I am now taking an antidepressant to help reduce my symptoms.
My advice to you is to lean on another medication that will help you. Give the new medication time to help you. Antidepressants don't kick in like Klonopin. They are sometimes very hard to adjust to in the beginning of treatment.
Xanax, Klonopin, and Ativan are all in the same family. These are great drugs for a temporary fix. They are not something to live on for life.
The body will eventually become use to a particular dosage and will need more and more of the drug to get that calming feeling again.