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Re: withdrawl from Klonopin shadows721

Posted by silmarilone on August 28, 2003, at 1:23:41

In reply to Re: withdrawl from Klonopin, posted by shadows721 on August 26, 2003, at 21:27:39

That's simply not true. Every drug, including SSRI's do the same thing. They poop out. AND have far worse side effects than benzos, and are far worse for you. For many people, Klonopin long term on the same dose has worked, and if it's for a lifetime, so be it? There's no difference besides the MONEY factor in prescribing newer, less effective drugs for anxiety or bipolar such as SSRIs. I and many otheres have been on maintenance klonopin for many years with no increase in dose, and a stable, lower anxiety level enought to function.

> 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.
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> 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.
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> 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.


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