It appears you have not yet Signed Up with our community. To Sign Up for free, please click here....



Bipolar Disorder Message Board
Post New Thread   Closed Thread
LinkBack Thread Tools
Old 05-29-2005, 07:52 PM   #1
Junior Member
 
Join Date: Nov 2004
Location: florida
Posts: 25
Silver Bullet HB User
Tooo much Klonpin

Ive feeeling kinda bad/blue sick of everything can too much really hurt you?

 
Sponsors Lightbulb
   
Old 05-29-2005, 11:55 PM   #2
Junior Member
(female)
 
Join Date: May 2005
Location: california
Posts: 27
Christine2005 HB User
Re: Tooo much Klonpin

How much is too much Klonipin?

 
Sponsors Lightbulb
   
Old 05-30-2005, 10:12 AM   #3
Junior Member
 
Join Date: Nov 2004
Location: florida
Posts: 25
Silver Bullet HB User
Re: Tooo much Klonpin

I took an extra 4 so i could go to sleep.

 
Old 05-30-2005, 11:35 AM   #4
Senior Member
(female)
 
Join Date: Dec 2004
Posts: 156
malibubarbie999 HB User
Arrow Re: Tooo much Klonpin

Silver Bullet --

Yeah, too much Klonopin is a *really* bad idea. And it can kill you.

About a month ago my bf & I got into an argument over something really stupid. Well my bf is bipolar (doesn't take meds) & he tends to turn everything into a bigger deal than it actually is. Long story short, he was scared I was going to break up with him & ended up swallowing about 15 Klonopin pills (not sure how many mg they were). I tried to make him puke them back up, but he wouldn't.

Not long after he took them he got really pale & started nodding off (his body became totally limp). So I called 911. By the time the paramedics got there he was slurring so badly I couldn't understand him & was drooling all over himself. His body was basically dead weight.

They rushed him to the hospital by ambulance. At the hospital I was told by a dr. that Klonopin OD is considered a medical emergency since it can stop your heart & breathing. I sat at my bf's side in the trauma unit for 12 hrs while he had his stomach pumped & was attached to all kinds of IVs & monitors. Thank God he survived. If I hadn't called for help, he most likely would've died in his sleep.

Case in point, don't abuse Klonopin. The results can be deadly.

And if you're feelin' down & out, talk to someone, anyone. If you take a bunch of Klonopin & end up in the hospital, you'll end up in a psych ward. That's what happened to my bf & that's not where you wanna be, trust me. When life sucks, things have nowhere to go but UP.

 
Old 06-09-2005, 06:20 AM   #5
Junior Member
(female)
 
Join Date: Jun 2005
Posts: 17
kbatten278 HB User
Re: Tooo much Klonpin

yes, to much klonopin can be deadly. I took to many not to long ago. I just wanted peace you know. I ended up being in ICU for almost a week. It has affected my physically. my vision, my walking, i shake now. etc.
kbatten278

 
Old 06-09-2005, 08:27 AM   #6
Newbie
(female)
 
Join Date: Jun 2005
Location: central PA
Posts: 7
thebinkle HB User
Re: Tooo much Klonpin

Dearest Silver, I take Klonopin as well, one .5 mg in the a.m. and one .5 at night. You must be very careful not to get in the habit of self-medicating with it because it is a benzodiazapene (family of drugs which include Valium, Xanax, Ativan, Librium, Restoril, etc.) But, you probably already know that. I have a past problem with abuse of the "downer" drugs like Klonopin but take IT because it doesn't give me the immediate "rush and buzz" that the others do. Not to say that I don't occassionally get the urge to pop a few extra!!! During my hypomanic phases I must also take a low dose of Restoril (15 mg) to help me sleep. The doctor only prescribes enough for me to get through the rough patches, given my history of past abuse.

Another thing about the benzos: they can MAKE YOU IRRITABLE AND UNDERMINE THE EFFICACY OF ANY ANTIDEPRESSANTS YOU ARE TAKING! I didn't learn this until about five years ago! Since Klonopin stays in your system longer, you might want to talk to your doctor about getting on the smallest dose possible. If I may ask, what else are you taking that might be interacting with it?

Good luck and God Bless!

 
Closed Thread

Similar Threads
Thread Thread Starter Board Replies Last Post
xanax vs klonpin nocode112 Anxiety 2 08-06-2009 08:06 PM
Risperdal, Klonpin, or Trazadone?? kjarels Depression 3 06-13-2007 07:15 AM
Dosage question Xanax/Klonpin alex12 Anxiety 10 01-27-2007 09:08 AM
Klonpin, can it cause aching muscles??? Blasterboy Pain Management 4 02-27-2006 02:00 AM
Question about Klonpin Siraris Anxiety 5 03-13-2005 07:02 PM




Thread Tools

Posting Rules
You may not post new threads
You may not post replies
You may not post attachments
You may not edit your posts

BB code is On
Smilies are On
[IMG] code is Off
HTML code is Off
Trackbacks are Off
Pingbacks are Off
Refbacks are Off




Sign Up Today!

Ask our community of thousands of members your health questions, and learn from others experiences. Join the conversation!

I want my free account

All times are GMT -7. The time now is 01:56 PM.



Site owned and operated by HealthBoards.comô
Terms of Use © 1998-2014 HealthBoards.comô All rights reserved.
Do not copy or redistribute in any form!