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Isaiah12205

623d

what's ur experience with Clonopin

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    • mizzcali19

      181d

      @Blue_Star how are you doing now?

    • Summersolstice

      619d

      Been on it for 25+ years. Was taking up to 3 mg a day in my 20's but, now at .05 mg in the am and rarely one more if I get over anxious. I also use it for burning mouth syndrome I acquired with menopause. It really helps.

      • mizzcali19

        181d

        @Summersolstice how long you had to taper down to 0.5? Are you completely off of it now? I'm trying to see do I need to taper off. I been taking 0.5 3x or 4 a day for over a year now.

    • snoel

      619d

      It’s great. I take it as needed and it calms my physical anxiety symptoms pretty quickly, without making me sleepy and useless like Xanax

    • Sassafras4

      622d

      I was freaked out about taking it at first, but it helped me transition out of a period when I was having very bad panic attacks to a time where I now don't have any

    • dawnd

      622d

      I take mine for tremors. It helps

    • Porcelain

      623d

      I used to be on it before I moved and now can't afford health care but it was the only thing that managed my depression. I wish I could get back on that one and find a new antidepressant that works.

    • Y0g1

      623d

      I’m on 3mg a day- 1 in the AM and 2 in the PM before bed. Psych said it would likely make me drowsy but I haven’t experienced that at all. Overall I think it’s been helpful but as my psych told me during my last appointment my anxiety is extremely stubborn and there is a chance I’ve already grown a tolerance to it (which is extremely rare). But overall I do think it has helped and if you don’t have anxiety to my severity it will likely make a big difference if used as an add on to another anxiety med

      • Fairydust

        599d

        @Y0g1 people can develop a tolerance to this benzo after two weeks. Be careful and make sure you taper when you want off. Never go cold turkey with this, you can get seizures or worse.

      • Blue_Star

        622d

        @Y0g1 I like that term “anxiety that is extremely stubborn”… unfortunately because mine is too. I have begun thinking that the Clonazepam isn’t working for me anymore. I have anxiety 24/7…. I can take up to 6mg a day (spread out) and still be crazy anxious! Did your doc have any suggestions for what to do?

        • mizzcali19

          181d

          @Blue_Star how are you doing now?

        • Fairydust

          599d

          @Blue_Star that much is not good. How long have you been taking 6mg? I honestly would taper slowly if I were you. Docs are not prescribing this like they use to and if you get stuck without refills you will suffer immensely.

        • Y0g1

          618d

          @Blue_Star I am also on fluoxetine but he is taking me off of that soon and put me on something else but I couldn’t tell you at the moment what he is putting me on- he also bumped me up to 2 mg of Xanax… he also had me take a dna test to look at what meds I may respond better or worse to… you could ask your psych about that- luckily I was his Guinea pig on that one so I didn’t have to pay for it but it normally costs around $200 to get that testing done

      • Isaiah12205

        623d

        @Y0g1 thank you👍

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