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Re: any non-horror stories of coming off klonopin? johnLA

Posted by Dinah on November 15, 2013, at 6:31:42

In reply to any non-horror stories of coming off klonopin?, posted by johnLA on November 14, 2013, at 16:14:33

I did it enormously slowly. I finally ended up with only a 1/2 of a .5mg tablet every other day, then none. I may have even broken the half in half. That was several years ago. It was smooth as could be.

None of my doctors cared if I got off, so I was able to do it at my own pace. But I don't think I'd ever taken more than 1 mg at a time, and nightly I only took 1/2. Still, the hardest part was stopping that last bit. There were a few physical symptoms that I found annoying. But nothing remotely nightmarish.

I'd say think months rather than weeks, unless there is reason to do it faster. Reduce it only as fast as you can tolerate it.

I once stopped it more quickly in some anti-medication surge, and ended up with the strangest temporal lobe experiences. Straight lines being not straight, that sort of thing. I wouldn't advise that. It can't be good for the brain.

 

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