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Re: Long Term Klonopin Usage

Posted by Mr. Scott on January 5, 2004, at 22:37:02

In reply to Re: Long Term Klonopin Usage psychlover, posted by zeugma on January 5, 2004, at 2:51:08

In My Experience...

SSRI withdrawal is easily managed. Benzodiazepines induce physical dependence and a degree of tolerance, although some of the anti-anxiety effect stays forever. They clearly worsen memory, but so does depression and anxiety so it can be complicated. I have taken them on and off for over a decade. My good friend has taken klonopin specifically for 10 years. He swears by it, and believes he would be dead without it. At the same time he is in a lot of emotional pain, his memory is terrible, and he still seems highly anxious to me despite having his brain a bit foggy. I didn't know him before hand though and says he was 10 times worse!

I think they are like all medicines. Some good and some bad effects.





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