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Klonopin, sleep

Posted by anxiety_free on September 5, 2004, at 20:11:07

In reply to Clonazepam working, but worried it won't last, posted by Guy on September 3, 2004, at 12:59:41

> I am currently taking 1.5 mg of clonazepam and 15 mg Remeron before bed and this is working very well for my insomnia and anxiety. My pdoc wants me to take the clon in split doses so I don't experience rebound anxiety, but I have not found this to be a problem so I just keep doing things my way. What I am worried about, though, is tolerance. I know it's pointless to worry about something I can't do anything about, but I nevertheless keep waiting for the other shoe to drop. I love the few side effects and it really helps me feel almost normal. I just hope and pray it will keep on working. The key for me has always been a good night's sleep.

Hey! Klonopin is GREAT for anxiety, but in terms of sleep...not so much. It works beautifully for a while as a hypnotic, then nothing. My advice is to talk to your doc about a gradual switch of the Klonopin to daytime use (once you can handle it) and the addition of an as-needed sleep aid...there are sooo many, your doc shouldn't have a problem finding a good one for you. I you're worried about addiction to a benzo, here's the lowdown: long-term use makes you DEPENDENT. You will need to either take Klonopin or gradually taper. You won't, however, look like something out of "Valley of the Dolls". Best of luck to you!




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