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Re: withdrawl from Klonopin awatts

Posted by Dave1 on March 5, 2004, at 16:36:42

In reply to Re: withdrawl from Klonopin, posted by awatts on March 5, 2004, at 13:19:48

This is what I have been trying to say, but no one believes me. I think I have the figured the whole thing -

Short acting BZs (Xanax,Ativan) hit you faster and harder, but they also leave your body faster.
Long acting BZs (Klonopin) hit your body more gradually, and thus not as hard, But they leave your body slower.

When you are trying to get off a fast acting BZ, the withdrawal effects will be stronger because the BZ hits you harder/faster, but the withdrawal effects won't last as long because the BZ leaves your body faster.

When you are trying to get off a long acting BZ, the withdrawal effect will be weaker because it hits you more gradually/slower, but the withdrawal effects will last longer because the BZ leaves your body slower.

So you have to decide between

Fast acting BZ = Harder, but faster withdrawal

Slow acting BZ = Easier, but slower withdrawal

P.S. I am done posting on this subject.


> > Today's my first day of no Klonopin and so far so good; I feel fine. Of course, my next step will be getting off of Xanax...
> >
> WRONG! Get off the Xanax FIRST. The maintenance of Klonopin will make it easier.
> If you feel that you must stop all benzos, choose Klonopin as the last one to go.




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