Trending

Why do I have to take Klonopin every night?

Why do I have to take Klonopin every night?

The reason people take Klonopin is not on an as-needed basis, but as a preventative measure, on a schedule, like “take 2 before bed, EVERY night.” If they are an anxiety-prone person, they would take the medication to PREVENT anxiety from coming, but if anxiety has broken through, it’s not gonna do you any favors.

Who is the oldest person you know taking Klonopin?

Who is the oldest person you know taking Klonopin? I am 61 and just started clonazapam for GAD. I cannot take SSRIs, can’t tolerate side effects. I managed to not need a benzo for 21 years by taking Buspar, but it is not strong enough for my recent problems.

What’s the best way to get off Klonopin?

Here is the Klonopin taper schedule they used: The dosage of Klonopin was decreased by 0.5 mg per 2-week period until 1 mg per day was reached. Upon reaching 1 mg of Klonopin, they began reducing Klonopin dosage by 0.25 mg per week.

What happens to your body when you stop taking Klonopin?

It is intended for short-term use. This is because, after about several weeks, most people develop a physical dependence. When someone is dependent on a drug like Klonopin, it means they will experience withdrawal symptoms if they stop taking it or reduce their dose.

Who is the oldest person you know taking Klonopin? I am 61 and just started clonazapam for GAD. I cannot take SSRIs, can’t tolerate side effects. I managed to not need a benzo for 21 years by taking Buspar, but it is not strong enough for my recent problems.

When to stop taking clonazepam and Klonopin?

If you were taking more than this on a daily basis then you may wish to taper off by reducing your daily dose by half for a couple of weeks before stopping. For other people who may read this, if you are taking a higher daily dosage of klonopin or any other type of benzodiazepine DO NOT stop abruptly.

How long does Klonopin stay in your system?

Responses (86) Klonopin is a long acting med (half life 30 to 40 hours) so it is going to take a little while you should gradually feel better. You haven’t done irreparable damage to the GABA receptors so relax and hang in there.

What to do if you have cardiac symptoms from Klonopin?

However, if you’re having cardiac symptoms be safe and get yourself checked. If it from the Klonopin you will know pretty soon after restarting your meds. If your symptoms persist get to you doctor or ER to be sure it’s not a cardiac issue! Good luck!