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Peanut55

690d

Is anyone concerned with side effects of Clonazepam, like sleepiness? How do you deal with it?

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    • Sylviax1

      466d

      @Alicia4475 50mg that’s pretty high, I was taking 0.5mg daily and it was raised to 1mg because of the pandemic back in 2020. I think you got you mg wrong .. 50 mg could be an antidepressant… 🤷🏻‍♀️

    • MONA888

      518d

      I have been taking clonopin 2 MG twice a day for 25 years! I find myself just trying to do one a day now! It has been a life saver for me! It started when I was 10 and struggled with huge anxiety so I started drinking to calm down but then the process made me more anxious so I finally stop drinking and found clonopin! Wished I would have known earlier in life that I could take a pill to curb my anxiety instead of drinking 😥But hey,I'm alive!🥳🥳🥳

      • nsiberian

        518d

        @MONA888 ❤️

    • Keke81

      523d

      Yeah I been taking for quite a while and do good on them 😊

    • Atticus_Peppermint

      535d

      I take 2mg, 3 X’s a day and have since 1994. I have Bipolar 2, Severe Anxiety & PTSD. It’s been so long now, I simply can’t and won’t stop taking it. I’m aware I’m completely addicted to it; But I’m not willing to go through the horrific, dangerous withdrawals!!

    • LaurenK

      688d

      I take it every day both in the morning and at night. It's one of my seizure medications

    • LaurenK

      688d

      I have taken it since 2013 and at first I was tired constantly. Now my body is used to it and I function just fine.

    • Kimberly1984

      688d

      I've been taking it for years and my body has adjusted to it. Idk what I'd be like without that magic little pill

      • MONA888

        518d

        @Kimberly1984 Me either Kimberly

    • Alicia4475

      689d

      I'm so scared to take it long term but antidepressants don't agree with me...ugghh I just need a brain transplant

      • Fairydust

        659d

        @Alicia4475 they aren’t meant for long term. I dont believe docs are even allowed prescribing them long term anymore.. new rules which is about time. A doc can cut you off anytime if they want to as well, then you get horrific withdrawals.

        • MONA888

          518d

          @Fairydust I've been taking 4 MG a day for 25 years,and have no side affects, and also no more anxiety 😘

        • museic

          535d

          @Fairydust not true. They can still be prescribed long term. I have a prescription that states as needed.

    • LadyD

      689d

      Xanax has always worked better for me. Slowed my HR, decreased physical anxiety and helped me focus without feeling sleepy, but able to sleep when I laid down. Since they put me on Klonopin, it puts me to sleep, leaves me groggy and irritable and does nothing for my symptoms that Xanax was used to treat I will be going back to Xanax when I can find Dr. I think everyone's make up is different. So my situation or results may not apply. But thought I'd share.

    • KatCre

      689d

      If you are highly anxious (that’s when you should take it) it should just help you calm down & feel more relaxed. You can always take a half/quarter of the dose & see how you do when you first take it. Also- talk to your doctor if you have any concerns.

    • Senhora

      689d

      I've been on clonozepam a very long time. You can't just stop taking it. The withdrawals are very uncomfortable before this I was on Xanax. Xanax is something you wouldn't want to start taking it's very addicting so clonozepam is a better choice

    • nsiberian

      690d

      Over time of using it, it doesn't make me sleepy anymore, just normal really. I take .5 mg as needed, 1 mg when things get out of control. Been on it since about 2006

    • Summersolstice

      690d

      I've been taking clonazepam for years at .05mg. everyday and I don't get tired. I am prescribed to allow for twice a day if needed but rarely take the 2nd dose. Although, when I do that 2nd dose can make me a bit sleepy at first but within a half hour I'm good to go!

    • Alicia4475

      690d

      Usually makes me feel sleepy or kinda out of it for like 30 min after taking it then I'm good...like I can really tackle the day. The calm feeling usually lasts like 48 hours for me. But I only take .50 mgs if I really need it. I try to only take it once a week or when I've gone days of uncontrollable anxiety

      • Sylviax1

        466d

        @Alicia4475 50mg that’s pretty high, I was taking 0.5mg daily and it was raised to 1mg because of the pandemic back in 2020. I think you got you mg wrong .. 50 mg could be an antidepressant… 🤷🏻‍♀️

      • Peanut55

        690d

        @Alicia4475 I feel anxiety a lot. I try concentrating on other things. I work part time. I really don't want to take any meds, but, I just not sure what to do.

        • MONA888

          518d

          @Peanut55 And Peanut I forgot to say,it does not make me drowsy at all! And I take 2 MG at a time

        • needempathy

          690d

          @Peanut55 Hi Peanut55. I take .5 mgs 2x a day or as needed It really helps me calm down. Especially when I have abdominal pain

    • Delia.Von.Brandt

      690d

      The first time I used clonazepam was at night, and it did make me feel slightly sleepy. After that I didn't notice that as a side effect at all. All it does for me anymore is stop my panic attacks. Though, I refuse to drive if I've taken it, just in case.

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