Posted by KXo on February 25, 2004, at 13:33:36
In reply to Re: Klonopin is great, but how do you get off it?, posted by awatts on February 25, 2004, at 10:42:43
> > I asked my doctor about how to take my Klonopin... I asked him if I could take it just when I feel nervous, and he answered YES.
> > Than I asked him if it would be a problem to take 1,5mg a day for 15 days or more if I am feeling nervous and than not take any the following week if I don't feel nervous that week. He said I could do it.
> > Do you think he is wrong?
> > KXo
> No - I think that could work for most folks.
> I've been taking 0.5 mg of Klonopin 3 or 4 times a day for a long time. Anxiety returns if I stop for a week or two, but nothing more. (I also take 300 mg of Effexor XR which may be significant.)
When the anxiety returns after a week or two... could it be because the clonazepam left your system and you need more to feel well, as your body is used to it and Klonopin has a long half-life?
Before, I was on Effexor too and I was anxiety and depression free. I stopped it because of sexual dysfunction. Now, I am taking Ritalin and Klonopin. I don't feel as good as with Effexor, but I am much better!