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Old 04-01-2005, 07:10 AM   #1
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About Klonopin?

Can anyone give me feedback on Klonopin???

I've been on Lamictal for about about 8 months, it works great.

BUT....(there's always a but)

I have developed an anxiety/panic problem...AND I DON"T LIKE IT!

I'm going to my PDr. at the end of the month and I want to go in armed.

How does Klonopin affect you and does it make you a vegetable?

M* - I see you are taking it, can you give me some advise? Have you tried any others? Is it better than Xanax? By the way, the double spacing is for you. (LOL)

 
Old 04-01-2005, 07:36 AM   #2
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Originally Posted by TLP53
Can anyone give me feedback on Klonopin???

I've been on Lamictal for about about 8 months, it works great.

BUT....(there's always a but)

I have developed an anxiety/panic problem...AND I DON"T LIKE IT!

I'm going to my PDr. at the end of the month and I want to go in armed.

How does Klonopin affect you and does it make you a vegetable?

M* - I see you are taking it, can you give me some advise? Have you tried any others? Is it better than Xanax? By the way, the double spacing is for you. (LOL)
I was on Klonopin for almost 15 years. I does NOT make you a vegetable. I took 0.5 mg. 2 x's a day. I was able to work..get married..have a child..and it helped my anxiety disorder a GREAT deal. The only problem is that it is a very physically dependant kind of drug and is hard to come off. I was finally weened off it almost a year ago, taking propanalol in transition, and I am fine now. Good luck and I think it did miracles for my life anyway.

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Old 04-01-2005, 09:30 AM   #3
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Re: About Klonopin?

Ditto what Melly said, I've been on klonopin 3x daily and it swats down an anxiety/panic attack in a minute but you don't become a docile child. You're very approximate to "normal" But the stuff really is addictive. I lost track of my script refills and went without for a couple of days. My the end of the second day I was curled up in a ball with a migraine, nausea, and shaking. It's not an experience I reccomend.

 
Old 04-02-2005, 09:37 AM   #4
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I am also on Lamictal and klonopin. For a while I had to try to use an alternative to the klonopin, as the person prescribing my meds couldn't prescribe benzo's. Once I got the klonopin back, things got soooo much better. I don't take a large dose, so never have experienced withdrawal. Then again, I get periodic migrains that sound like what reesie was describing, so don't know if I would recognize it. But, no, no zombification. I am just a non-panicked verson of who I am. And that is good.

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Old 04-02-2005, 01:24 PM   #5
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Re: About Klonopin?

Thanks guys,
I appreciate the feedback.

But Melly, Why did you get off, did you find something better?
And Loopy, whats a Benzo?
Is there anything similar to Klonopin that is not so addictive?
Is Klonopin in the same family as Xanax?

Hope you see this,
Terry

 
Old 04-02-2005, 10:18 PM   #6
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Re: About Klonopin?

Hi Terry ~

Thanks for the double-spacing (still spaced-out from the '60's, but I digress)...

YES, I WAS taking 3mg of Klonopin to attempt sleep, way back when...

I did have a lot of side-effects... It stopped working for me in short order (like everything else ~ including marriage)...

I'm an odd-ball, so listing what I experienced insofar as symptoms might not pertain to anyone else (braided armpit hair ~ you get the drift)...

reesie and loopy gave great feedback !!!

Best of luck with your decisions !!!

~ M* ~

 
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Re: About Klonopin?

yes xanax is in the same family as klonopin (benzodiazepines) I was on xanax then switched to klonpin cause xanax did squat for me

 
Old 04-04-2005, 07:21 AM   #8
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Re: About Klonopin?

Terry,

My son takes 3 .5 mg of Klonopin a day and he is 9. He had severe anxiety problems and was afraid of just about everything. His quality of life changed dramatically with it and it has helped tremendously for him. My husband takes it as well and he said he felt a huge difference with it. I have seen no signs of veggieness at all with it. With my son we use an extra tablet if he is having an extremely agressive day and it calms him down within 10 or 15 minutes.

Good luck with what you decide.
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Old 04-04-2005, 09:22 AM   #9
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Re: About Klonopin?

[FONT=Arial][SIZE=4]Hey SSMFEEN

Marie,

Oh sweety I need to talk to you!!!
My 10 year old daughter is experiencing such anxiety and worry. I keep thinking it is something she will grow out of.

Of course, my PDr. just referred us to a child PDr. and said put her on Meds. I think that's their answer to everything. (although they help me tremendously)

My concerns are side affects, long term use (ie: Liver problems) and withdrawl symtoms.

If I'm asking too personal a question I understand but I'm so indecisive (typically BP).

How did meds help your Son? What were his symptoms? Does he get counselling? Read any good books?

Your advise is greatly appreciated,
Terry

 
Old 04-04-2005, 10:33 AM   #10
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Re: About Klonopin?

Hey Marie (my Mom's name) and Terry ~

You've got my full (borrowed computer time) attention on this one...

My own fully pubescent daughter (just turned 11) is going through ridiculous motions and emotions right now...

I'd considered asking about Risperdal...

I haven't done the formal "depression, etc..." screening yet, but will call SOON...

Did NOT want to get too experimental with meds due to family history...

Hadn't thought about Klonopin for her...

IF I can get her focused on Volleyball and/or tennis and/or golf, I was hoping some "nature-made" endorphines could help us through this time...

PLEASE keep this thread open and going !!!

~ M* ~

 
Old 04-05-2005, 08:25 AM   #11
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Re: About Klonopin?

Hey M*,

Wow, had no idea we were both in the same boat. Got an oar?

When I go see my NEW Pdr. (darn insurance) I'm going to ask for a referral to a child Psych.....Guess I'd better get this process started.

Thanks to you guys I'm going to get off my posterior and do something about it!

I'll let you know how it goes?

Thanks ever so much for your precious borrowed computer time. What devotion!

Later,
T

 
Old 04-19-2005, 01:09 PM   #12
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wow, Ive been on 1.5 mg klonopin daily. I was also on xanax before. Personally I like klonopin better. But I tend to run to the cabinet when i get really upset. I hope it works for you. Best of luck
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Old 04-19-2005, 02:03 PM   #13
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Re: About Klonopin?

i have taken klonopin off and on for several years. i don't think it is fast acting enough for really bad anxiety attacks. it is the least addictive but still addictive. i have started taking seroquel and that seem to mellow my mood. not anxious or depressed.

 
Old 04-20-2005, 04:06 PM   #14
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Re: About Klonopin?

if you are bi-polar you have to find the right combo of meds that help you function,i take prozac,wellbutrin klonopin and one other med,ihave taken these meds for 20 years.as a psych told me being bi-polar is a lifetime illness and to think about the meds i take to function the same way a diabetic thinks about insulin,i dont want to take any pills but everytime i tried to stop in the past i got in one hell of a mess,now i finally accept the fact that i have to take these meds for the rest of my life.your concern about the additive nature of benzodiazepines such as klonopin is like a terminal cancer patient not wanting to take pain meds because they can be addictive.

 
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