Oh good, your on Klonopin??? I mean that in a kind way of course. lol Then you are definitely the person I want to speak to. If you don't mind me asking, how long have you been on it, effect it had on you in the beginning and the effect it is having on you now.
About when do your meds get up'd or do you stay pretty stable for a long time? Is this something you HAVE to come off of, or can you just stay on it if it keeps working. I guess what I am asking is, what is your personal history and experience on it and your plans for the future? Sorry to be so annoying!!!
You are not being annoying
i am happy to answer your questions
Now i started klonopin in late november of last year so i have been on it for just over four months now that we are in april. I was given 1.5MG in 0.5 pill form to take three times a day, one in the morning, one at lunchtime and one two hours before bed. I am also on one zopiclone per night which has been reduced from two, i was addicted to zopiclone for a long time so i down to one and thats a big deal for me, so its good that i was able to cut the high amounts i was taking of that drug down to only 7.5MG
now bare in mind that klonopin is the same as taking two zopiclone
well 1MG of klonopin is supposedly equal to two zopiclone
and 0.5MG is the same as 1MG of lorazepam and as far as the equivalencies go, it says that one orange klonopin tablet which is 0.5MG is the same as a 0.5MG tablet of Xanax. Some people say Xanax is stronger because its faster acting. The klonopin take a good hour or two to kick in, for me they seem to take a long time but once they do the effects are strong. Tiredness and some times a little giddiness may follow as well as a calming effect and lack of motivation but these are not all bad things, as they dull down the high anxiety quite a bit. Bare in mind also that they are potent and stopping them suddenly is a bad idea as is playing around with the dose the doctor gives your friend, so if she is given 2MG do not take half the dose and save it for the next day. Take the full amount prescribed because its likely she will need it after taking Xanax for some time. As long as klonopin is given in a moderate dose there should be no withdrawal problems as you are switching not coming off of a benzodiazepine so god willing it will not cause side effects that come with withdrawing
well my future plans?
i can stay on these long term and slowly cut out the zopiclone over the next six to twelve months, but clonazepam (Klonopin) can be used long term due to its long lasting effect in the body, whereas lorazepam was given to me for short term anxiety attacks or pre social gathering anxiety, they were not given as a long term alternative to anxiety. i hope that helps and that your friend can be on the klonopin as long as she needs to be