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Re: New here and sharing a bit lamajama

Posted by lamajama on November 20, 2003, at 20:03:59

In reply to Re: New here and sharing a bit lamajama, posted by cubbybear on November 18, 2003, at 1:21:48

> > Knowing what I know now about Klonopin I would have never gone on the drug. I can't get off of it. I wouldn't recommend anyone taking it. I take 2 mg. Every time I try to decrease, my body really feels the slightest bit of the change in dosage. I am very sensetive to drugs, so I am sure other people will react differently. Good luck.
> Now, hang in there, let's make sure we're talking on the same wavelength. What you say is the "slightest bit" might actually be a significant amount. I remember, as an Eastern transplant to L.A., I used to get a rise out of hearing a co-worker say that it had cooled off outside when the temperature went down to a high of 88 from a high of 90 the day before.
> What is the "slightest amount" for you? Are you using a pill cutter with .5 mg tabs and splitting them into quarters, so you get .125 mg. pieces? Or are you simply breaking the 2 mg. piece in half to get a 1 mg. piece. If it's the latter, you're going to get a nasty reaction. But if you are taking the .5 mg tabs, try cutting the way I mentioned and see what happens. If you're still experiencing painful withdrawal this way, a good pdoc should be able to make a recommendation. I've read on this board that there might be a liquid form of Klonopin that would enable you to make infinitesimal reductions. Try checking this out. I hope all works out better for you.
Well, I tried cutting back from 2mg. to 1 1/2 mg. I was alright for the first couple of weeks, but found myself getting more and more irritable. I know it was because I wasn't sleeping as well and I was also feeling some withdrawals. I am back up to 2 mg. and will try to cut down to 1.75mg. My doc gave me 2 mg. tabs and it is impossible right now to cut it the way I need it. I just wonder what life would be like without Klonopin! Thanks for the advice.




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