Join Date: Aug 2006
Location: Silicon Valley, CA
Re: Klonopin (clonazepam)
FYI, I asked my psychiatrist (Stanford M.D.) about Klonopin, and he told me that he doesn't prescribe these short-term effect drugs because they are highly addictive over time. He also mentioned that in order for these drugs to keep working, one will have to keep increasing the dosage, as your body adjusts to the medication. And eventually they will lose the effect they once had.
To me, that's frightening information and enough to keep me far away from taking drugs like Klonopin. Ever.
I hope that people who take medications on this forum are doing serious homework on the drugs. I wouldn't believe everything your doctor tells you, either--do the homework yourself before you put any kind of drug into your body. Meds for psychological disorders can do serious, serious damage in the long-term, and so may unsuspecting people think that they're relatively harmless and just follow doctor's orders. Don't. My doctor would have easily handed me a prescription today for an anti-psychotic that is riddled with harmful side effects, and he doesn't have a clue about what's going on with me at all. I denied the prescription and told him I wanted to read about it--on my own--first.
Good luck everyone.
whispers the dust.