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Klono taper...wish me luck!

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After a year and a half of taking 1.5-2.0 mg Klonopin daily (a medication I have since become desensitized to), I finally feel stable (stable...not cured by any means) enough to start tapering off. No I'm not going to switch over to valium because that seems like a real pain in the ass and my psych thinks its probably worth a shot trying the simple route first and coming down by 0.125 mg every two weeks.

Of course I've heard of the benzo horror stories and now it's my turn to find if I'm to be victimized next.

Fingers crossed.

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For the two months that the klonopin actually worked, the benefits in reducing my DR and associated nervous symptoms were amazing. Unfortunately, I was unlucky enough for the medication to stop working. Yes, I should have come off it months ago, but I had too much agitation, anxiety and pain to deal with any withdrawal symptoms.

P. it's day 4 and right on target according to the half life of this stuff. Starting to experience some spacyness and agitation, though no anxiety. If this is the extent of the withrdawals then I think I'll be ok.

I knew my threshold was around this dosage 1-1.5mg/day as coming down from 2 mg to 1.5 mg was a piece of cake, but jumping from 1.5 to 1 mg was not a pretty picture. Currently, I'm on 1.375 mg/day and holding steady.

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