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Re: Starting Klonopin and Feeling Guilty

Posted by Christ_empowered on October 14, 2019, at 12:36:25

In reply to Re: Starting Klonopin and Feeling Guilty, posted by Hugh on October 14, 2019, at 12:02:08

hi. maybe gabapentin? i would say that other one...lyrica is the brand name...but now it seems there's a discontinuation syndrome associated with it, so...add in the higher cost and the lack of data and experience (compared to say valium) and...nah, probably not the best idea.

anyway...i had a hellish taper off klonopin. i was a lot younger, i had slack docs, the dosage was excessive...and really, what bothers me now isn't so much that the taper was rough, its that i got blamed for the whole thing. when the going gets rough...psychiatrists blame the patient. true story.

if your doctor is willing to consider it, maybe ask about taking valium, instead of klonopin? i think its klonopinx20=roughly equivalent valium dosage. valium is easier to taper than many (most?) other benzodiazepines, has its own drawbacks, of course.

oh, and...not to frighten you, but all benzodiazepines can cause depression or make it worse...and klonopin is the worst. i had drug induced depression from klonopin, rough...but my dose was higher than yours. i just don't want anyone to have to go thru all that junk and then get blamed for it all by the doctor(s) involved.

hope this helps. :-)




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