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Re: Discontinuing Klonopin/clonazepam

Posted by Dan Perkins on January 6, 2005, at 10:56:38

In reply to Discontinuing Klonopin/clonazepam, posted by Mr.Scott on January 5, 2005, at 22:18:08

Contrary to your doctor's doubts, .5mg klonopin is easily enough to have an effect on your depression. For me, .5mg alone is enought to send me into a depression that is deep and lasts for days. It may seem hard to believe that such a "low" dose can bring on depression, but I have tried this 4-5 times and I've had the same reaction every time.

It really kills me because I have such a problem with social anxiety and klonopin can be very helpful for that, but the depression that I get even from the smallest doses of klonopin outweighs the positive effects.

And I can't describe it too well, but the depression I get from Klonopin feels different and a lot worse than my regular depression, even when that depression is bad. The klonopin depression just makes me feel so sad and deserpate and pitiful; I usually end up crying and thinking of suicide.

I may start a thread on this at some point, but I wonder if anyone else who gets depressed from klonopin has noticed that the klonopin depression is somehow different and worse than regular depression.

> He did say that he doubted .5mg is having any negative effect on my depression, and that the dose is quite small.
> Still... I WANT OFF!
> What do you think is the optimal way to get off this dosage? I wish I could check into a hospital and be done with entirely in 4 weeks. Any recommendations on how to taper this based on personal experience. Is there any 'easiest' way?
> Scott




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