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Re: To ZO: re getting off benzos: Janelle

Posted by Zo on July 17, 2001, at 21:00:45

In reply to To ZO: re getting off benzos:, posted by Janelle on July 14, 2001, at 18:19:50

> You said that you never had any problem getting off *any* benzo - did you just stop (cold turkey) taking them?
> I ask you because I think I'll probably be going off Klonopin soon, and wonder if I should taper or just stop cold turkey? (I'll ask the doc too of course!)
> I have found that if I forget to take Klonopin, even for a few days, NOTHING "bad" happens, whereas if I skipped Paxil for even one day - woo boy, I'd get that "electric head" and have a nightmare.

I had the WORST junkie-like withdrawal of my life. . .stopping Desyrel (trazadone) cold once, on the bad advice of a bad GP.

I'd use your intuition and sense of yourself. Tapering is advisable under any circumstances, but I always went off Klonopin, Xanax, Ativan and the like in pretty big drops, over the course of a week, without much of a kickback at all. I've been more addicted to wheat - no joke.

Good Luck,




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