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Re: Clonazepam and Depression

Posted by Dan Perkins on January 7, 2005, at 9:42:26

In reply to Clonazepam and Depression Dan Perkins, posted by Mr.Scott on January 7, 2005, at 2:09:25

Well, I noticed one time that I sunk into this really miserable and deep suicidal depression that lasted a few days soon after taking Klonopin.

I really doubted at first that the Klon had anything to do with it because I hadn't taken a lot and the depression just seemed too bad and lasted too long to have been caused by a single dose of a drug. So I didn't think much of it, but weeks later after I took another klonopin pill, I sunk into that same kind of suicidal depression. I was really surprised but still in a bit of disbelief that klon could have caused it. It was only after reapeating this awful experience a couple more times that I was 100% sure that klon was the culprit. I'm not a glutton for punishment, I just really wanted to be sure that klonopin was the cause because it was so effective at dealing with my social anxiety.

The depression that I get from Klonopin has some notable distinctions from my usual depression. The klon depression is very sad and I usually end up crying, which is something I rarely/never do no matter how bad my depression gets. I also always think of suicide in the klonopin depression. The klon depression starts to set in about a half day after taking my dose and it lasts about 2-4 days, then lifts.

> Really...I have always suspected it causes depression. Please expound on your experience with it.
>
> I have taken 1 benzo or another for 11.5 of the last 13 years and so am quite anxious to get off of the .5mg of clonazepam that i still take in light of the fact it might be worsenning things.
>
> I'm totally lethargic and if I could I'd sleep 18 hours a day easily.
>
> Scott


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