Posted by 4WD on January 12, 2006, at 20:37:28
In reply to Re: dosages of klonopin?, posted by University on January 10, 2006, at 15:22:35
> I have taken clonazepam for over ten years for occasional anxiety. I find that .5mg sublingually works for most "existential" or free-floating anxiety, but 1mg-2mg works best for severe, situation/event-related anxiety.
> This drug's innocuous flavor makes it VERY easy to take under the tongue, and taking it this way usually causes my anxiety to disappear in fifteen minutes.
> It's a very powerful drug, and can have amnesia effects at higher doses (I never remember my flights to and from the U.K. because I always take about 3-4mg for the plane trip!)
Do you take it regularly or just occasionally? It's very weird. It doesn't seem to have such a long half life for me. If I take .5mg at 9am, by 2pm I am anxious again. Of course, the .5mg at 9 doesn't really get rid of the anxiety (it's actually more fear than anxiety), it just dampens it a bit. And it seems to take at least an hour and a half to get into my system. Maybe an hour if sublingually.