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    Old 11-05-2009, 05:02 AM   #1
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    Klonopin taper

    I have been on klonopin for 3 weeks..... .25mg am and .25 mg pm....I have decided I want to get off of it....my dr said I could just STOP or I could take half as much as now for a week and then stop....I am on my 3rd day of taking half as much and I am feeling I may do it for a bit longer than a week and then cut that in half before stopping....

    any comments are welcomed.....

     
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    Old 11-09-2009, 04:55 AM   #2
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    Re: Klonopin taper

    yesterday I took 1/4 of a pill at 9am and another 1/4 at 5 pm......I seemed calm most of the day.....woke up at 1am and took 1/2 a pill and was awake and anxiuos the rest of the night....aparently I cannot take this in the middle of the night....

    today I am going to try the 1/4 pill am ( just took it) and the 1/4 pill early evening.....

    my goal is to taper off of it as soon as my body allows....

    I am doing a lot of praying to help....

     
    Old 11-09-2009, 05:56 AM   #3
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    Re: Klonopin taper

    I take 4mg at night - it is a long story why I take so much, but I can cut that in half with no side effects and I can also stop all together with out any affects that I know of and also I have been taking it that way for years- so with you, taking such a low dose for such a short time I truly believe that you can just stop without any harm at all.

     
    Old 11-09-2009, 06:00 AM   #4
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    Re: Klonopin taper

    My dr told me I could stop cold turkey as you said....my body is not letting me......

    But, I am working on it...

     
    Old 11-09-2009, 06:21 AM   #5
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    Re: Klonopin taper

    just took my morning .25mg.......hope it helps....

     
    Old 11-09-2009, 06:39 AM   #6
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    Re: Klonopin taper

    I am sorry, I didn't realize that that your body wasn't actually letting you just stop... So, yeah, your body will know more than me... I apologize. Jenny

     
    Old 11-09-2009, 07:40 AM   #7
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    Re: Klonopin taper

    jenny, no need to apologize....I appreciate your input....I just seem unable to just STOP.....in about a month my body/mind has become used to it.....so, I have to cut down gradually...this morning I tried only 1/4 pill but 2 hrs later ended up taking another 1/4 ( my usual 1/2 of a .5mg pill)....I feel weak whem I do that...it's like a viciuos cycle with the meds...

     
    Old 11-10-2009, 08:12 AM   #8
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    Re: Klonopin taper

    well, I didn't take any klonopin last night, but took .25mg this morning......will try not taking any again tonight.....if I can stop at night, I should be able, at some point, to stop during the day....it is harder than I thought...

     
    Old 11-11-2009, 11:40 AM   #9
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    Re: Klonopin taper

    You are doing great give yourself a pat on the back! I had to go cold turkey as the saying goes. it was tortore from 3 mgs per day, you can do it if this is what you want. good luck!
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    Old 11-11-2009, 12:04 PM   #10
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    Re: Klonopin taper

    I took the whole.5 mg already today.....so now no more until tomorrow.....I am disappointed in myself but I really needed it

     
    Old 11-11-2009, 12:19 PM   #11
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    Re: Klonopin taper

    Why are you going off the klonipin if it helps you? I did it because I was forced to. It is not something I thought I needed to do.
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    Old 11-11-2009, 01:23 PM   #12
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    Re: Klonopin taper

    because I don't want to become dependent on it....the longer I take it, the more chance of that happeneing and the harder to get off....

     
    Old 11-11-2009, 01:30 PM   #13
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    Re: Klonopin taper

    Good reason I wish I were so strong, keep up the good work. I truly wish you the very best. Makes me think about myself a little harder.
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    Old 11-11-2009, 01:36 PM   #14
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    Re: Klonopin taper

    angel, why did you stop?

     
    Old 11-11-2009, 01:59 PM   #15
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    Re: Klonopin taper

    I was on it for years then a doc started to drug test me. She said my test was neg. crazy because I never missed a dose. She said well I am not filling your rx because you do not take them, just like that no klonipin. I went though a terriable time for weeks withdrawling. Fired her as my doc but is taking time getting in to new doc. I have severe panic attacks and anxiety plus i am bp1 , ptsd, ect.
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