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Re: some possibilities

Posted by steveb on September 30, 2004, at 6:25:59

In reply to Re: some possibilities » steveb, posted by alesta on September 28, 2004, at 12:33:12

Hi Alesta,

Yes, I'm still on klonopin, 0.5mg/day. Anything less I find ineffective, anything more just knocks me out. But I've read posts from people successfully using 2 or more mgs per day, so dosage really depends on the individual.

In answer to your questions:

1) I built up from .25 to .5mg. It took me about 3 months. At first even .25 would make me very drowsy;

2) I used to take .25 in the AM and .25 before bedtime. Now I take the one .5 dose at night.

In short, I still think Klonopin is a great drug for those with anxiety issues. But as Michael Bell pointed out on this thread, prolonged use does cause increased dysthimia/anhedonia. The trick is to find the minimum dosage that works for you.

best of luck!


> Hi, Steve,:)
> While doing my klonopin research on PB, I noticed from a post you wrote a while back that you were doing extremely well on only .5 mg/day. That’s great to hear! I haven’t tried this medication yet, but plan to soon, probably at that dosage as well. I would be grateful if you could please tell me if you divided the .5 into 2 doses or if you just took it once a day, and did you take it right when you got up in the morning or a little later? And did you start at your dose of .5 mg per day or did you build up to it? Sorry for the bombardment of questions..hope you don't mind.:)
> Thanks much!:)
> Amy




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