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Re: Klonopin Taken Daily - Or As Needed? curiousmama

Posted by mtdew on November 23, 2003, at 23:43:52

In reply to Klonopin Taken Daily - Or As Needed?, posted by curiousmama on November 23, 2003, at 11:15:53

It's a good question. I started out with the intention to take "as needed," but since it helped me so much, it was nearly impossible not to take every day. I guess that's why they say it's addictive. If your problem is sporadic, you should take it only when needed for as long as possible. Tolerance develops more quickly when a drug is taken continuously at a low dose, than when it is taken sporadically at a high dose. I wouldn't worry about withdrawal when used this way. The most you may feel is some minor excitation as it wears off (which takes a couple days).

> Hi all,
> I have read many of your posts regarding Klonopin, and have found your information so helpful and interesting. However, I have some questions regarding how often to take it. I personally just started taking 1mg/day of Klonopin in the evening and it really seems to help with my anxiety that seems to creep up as the sun goes down. At this point I haven't needed to take it during the day because I take Effexor in the a.m and that seems to help. I am curious to know what would happen if I only took it on an as need basis at night when I am feeling really anxious. I know that it is used as an anti-seizure med as well, so I fear that if I use it one day, and then not the next, if that is something that will bring on a seizure (even though I am not seizure prone). Taking Effexor, I know that if I miss a day of that I am in big trouble with withrawl symptoms. Just curious if anyone out there has had experience using Klonopin here and there, vs. every day. Any response or suggestion will be appreciated. Thanks!




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