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Re: Discontinuing Klonopin/clonazepam

Posted by yxibow on January 8, 2005, at 15:09:23

In reply to Discontinuing Klonopin/clonazepam, posted by Mr.Scott on January 5, 2005, at 22:18:08

> He did say that he doubted .5mg is having any negative effect on my depression, and that the dose is quite small.
> Still... I WANT OFF!
> What do you think is the optimal way to get off this dosage?

Well I hate to second an opinion, maybe its because of the dose I'm on (and seizure patients take up to 20mg)... but .5mg is a small dose considering it is the smallest available, especially if you've been on it for a period of time, you've probably adjusted to it.

However that being said, I would say a short period of taper, between 1/8 and and 1/4mg down a week (pill splitter) up to a month would be more than adequate. While the anti-benzo crowd would say a lifetime of tapering, this just promotes the agony of it all and I find it false science. A good balance is prudent, prevent shock to the system and overcaution of raising the seizure threshold, and all should accomplish itself.




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