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Re: EMSAM-3 weeks and getting off klonopin, I hope

Posted by Iansf on April 26, 2006, at 0:05:56

In reply to Re: EMSAM-3 weeks and getting off klonopin, I hope RobertDavid, posted by strugglingsteve on April 25, 2006, at 23:39:35

I agree it's worth waiting awhile to stop the klonopin. And don't overlook the possibility that Emsam and Klonopin together may be what most helps you. Unless the klonopin side effects are simply unbearable - and the fact you've been taking it for 12 years indicates they're not - you should give yourself more time.

> Are you sure you want to start a taper now while your body is just getting used to emsam? Are you being impatient about it? My doc always tells me that only one variable at a time. You could have an easy time detoxing or a rough time and you just dont know which you are going to have, so the conservative play dictates one thing and the aggresive risk taking dictates another. If emsam is the magic pill for you, you have the rest of your life to detox off Klonopin. I had a horrendous time getting off of it 4 years ago and am glad I was stable on my AD med. Just my two cents worth.....
> > I have been taking klonopin for 12 years for my social anxiety and now that I'm having good luck with EMSAM (so far) I'm going to start a slow taper off klonopin(.25 drop every 2 weeks). I'm hopefull I'll be able to use EMSAM as mono therapy and get off klonopin.
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> > Though klonopin has been a wonder drug for me and has make me functional over the past decade, it hasn't been perfect and I've always suspected it had a negative effect on mood and mental clarity. EMSAM seems to be eliminating what I don't like about klonopin, but I don't know if it will tackle the social anxiety which is my main issue.
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> > I think starting EMSAM while taking klonopin was probably helpful eliminating side effects for me, but I hope I won't need it any more. I've been wanting to replace klonopin for a long time. We'll see. Rob
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