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Re: switching from clonazepam back to ativan

Posted by KarenRB53 on April 27, 2012, at 7:40:35

In reply to Re: switching from clonazepam back to ativan KarenRB53, posted by SLS on April 27, 2012, at 5:54:55

> > Mr pdoc switched me from ativan to clonazepam about 6 months ago. I've been taking clonazepam 0.5 2x daily and 1mg ativan at night for sleep. I haven't felt well since I started clonazepam but wanted to give it a fair trial. My question is do I need to taper off clonazepam and increase ativan or can I just stop clonazepam and go back to ativan only?
> >
> > Thanks
> I'm sorry for not replying to your post. I simply don't know the answer to your question. Perhaps a cross-titration is best. Clonazepam does a few things pharmacologically that Ativan does not. Some of these things involve serotonin. It might be better to wean off of the clonazepam gradually as you increase the Ativan. What does your doctor recommend?
> I am also interested to know in what ways clonazepam affects you in a negative manner. For me, clonazepam causes me to become moderately more depressed. It feels disgusting to me. By comparison, I find Ativan to be very "clean" with no negative effects on mood or cognition.
> - Scott

Thats how clonazepam makes me feel...more depressed and spacey. My pdoc said because I was mostly on .05mg once daily that I could just switch. But I've been doing what you mentioned..taking less of clonazepam and more of ativan. Only been 5 days.
Ativan has always worked for me and its only because of the longer half life dr wanted me to try it.





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