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Re: Starting Klonopin and Feeling Guilty

Posted by Hoopa1013 on October 14, 2019, at 13:54:03

In reply to Re: Starting Klonopin and Feeling Guilty, posted by Christ_empowered on October 14, 2019, at 12:36:25

yikes. well that is all a bit scary. what was your dose of klonopin and how long were you taking it for? i really dont want to be on it long term at next psych appt is oct 30 and that point i want to start winding it down. after hearing this may cut down to breaking the pill in half which he gave me the option to do.

> 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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