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Re: Long time user of Klonopin, considering stopping. Komet

Posted by ricker on May 24, 2009, at 13:07:49

In reply to Long time user of Klonopin, considering stopping., posted by Komet on May 24, 2009, at 0:57:37

> So, is it worth going through withdrawal only to return to GAD and panic attacks to gain back or do less damage to my ability to use my brain to its ultimate capacity. Or, given that I seem to do OK on Klonopin without the need to increase dosage over time, should I spare myself the anxiety and stick with daily use.

Well, as I've mentioned numerous times, I to am a long time clonazepam user. I've taken 0.5/3x day for 22 years.

I also have a fairly stressful job as maintenance supervisor for a hospital and an extended care facility.

I have on occasion, tapered of the clonazepam with minimal withdrawal. However, I always return to it as it does work, for me. 22 years and really no cognitive decline.

Having said that, clonazepam is only part of the equation in terms of anxiety/panic relief. I know for a fact that, on it's own, my anxiety would not be held in check.

A/D's are crucial in my ongoing recovery as slipping into a depressive state only increases the odds of instability for me.

So, in my case, clonazepam works well in conjunction with an A/D along with a mood stabilizer, I would not rely solely on it to relieve my anxiety issues.

I think if you are able to perform your job in an efficient manner.... then yes, "spare yourself the anxiety and stick with daily use".

Regards, Rick




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