Questions about Klonopin?
I got it prescribed wed. after 8 and a half hours in the Emergency room after almost fainting from a panic attack I've been having panic attacks for over a week now.....It's 0.5Mg and I have to break it in half (.25)...again , It's for my Panic attacks...I used to take Alprazolam 0.25Mg , but I didnt...
Asked by Camellia Griffiths 5 months ago.
I got it prescribed wed. after 8 and a half hours in the Emergency room after almost fainting from a panic attack I've been having panic attacks for over a week now.....It's 0.5Mg and I have to break it in half (.25)...again , It's for my Panic attacks...I used to take Alprazolam 0.25Mg , but I didnt react very well to it...I got tired for 2 hours then I got rebound increased anxiety...but anyway, What happens when you take klonopin? what do you feel like?, and how long does it last in your body? and what are the side effects? I'm afraid something bad will happen after I take it, like an allergic reaction or something else...I never took it yet...I have like a...bad bad phobia of taking pills/meds...Thanks! Answered by Glenda Tablada 5 months ago.
Nothing. I take 1mg in the morning and 0.5mg at night. I have no side effects and I don't feel it doing anything to me. It's about what I DON'T feel that's important. I don't have the same amount of extreme anxiety, paranoia or panic attacks anymore. I feel 'normal'. When I forget to take a pill, I feel the anxiety coming back and I have mild panic attacks again. I do not get tired or feel drugged when on Klonopin. It works well for me. I also take 30mg of Lexapro and 10mg of Abilify. Before Klonopin, I was taking Ativan and I was addicted within a few weeks. That was a medication where I felt the effects. I felt a bit drugged and really calm very fast. The Klonopin works without me feeling it working (if you know what I mean). It is long lasting but I do not feel it 'kick in' or wear off. I just feel normal all the time. It's when I forget to take the pills that I feel a bit crazy again. Answered by Ivey Winegard 5 months ago.
Klonopin stays in your system for many more hours than does Xanax or Valium--BUT, it takes 1/2 to 1 hour to start working. I have gotten into the habit of taking one an hour before I need to leave the house. Klonopin is also used to treat seizures. Never stop taking it suddenly--because even if you've never had a seizure before--you could get one as a result of Klonopin withdrawal. Sometimes you get sore gums while taking Klonopin--that usually doesn't last for long. I've been taking it (the generic--clonazepam) for 10 years, and have never had a problem with it. It does prevent panic attacks--though if I am really stressed, it doesn't stop extreme anxiety--but neither did Xanax or Valium. Answered by Cathy Bocklund 5 months ago.
If I were you I would get another doc to talk to you. I have been taking if for over 10 years and can't get off of it. I have taking 3 mg. It does nothing for my anxiety at this point it just keeps me from going into withdrawal. I tried to stop once and I got so sick, i had hallucinations , headaches, stomach pain, could not sleep or eat. It was horrible. My doctor took one look and said you are in total withdrawal and had me start taking them again. It is going to be a long road for me to ever get off of them. After ah wile that stuff just does not help and yo need to get to the bottom of the problem, I wish I had been given better advise when they gave it to me. I also had been taking Manx as well. And I went cold turkey off of them. I went through about 3 days of not sleeping and jerking but I got through it. When I went to my doc 3 weeks later, he said that I could have went into a seizure. He said he had seen more people die from going off of that than heroin. I had still been having trouble sleeping so he put me on Klonopin. He said that is was not addicting like zanax or Alprazlolam , but he was wrong. The docs all still think this to be true, it is not. get off of it as fast as you can and try other methods for calming yourself. of course with your docs advise first. anyhow that is my suggestion. good luck xa Answered by Marketta Rissanen 5 months ago.
be sure before you start this med..i was on it for 3 yrs and just got off of it not knowing it was addicting..i went through withdrawals for 13 days..i had no clue what was going on with me..no sleep, it was the most horrible thing i ever went through..hope this helps Answered by Marybelle Bambas 5 months ago.
Klonopin + Zoloft (generic)?
Hello,I'm currently taking Klonopin and Zoloft (diagnosed in '05 as having dysthymia, mdd, gad) -- and I was curious because I am *SO* tired all the time that I can only work 2 days/week. I was shocked today that I wanted to actually get out of bed and shower and go about my day, because the two previous...
Asked by Daniella Kucha 5 months ago.
Hello, I'm currently taking Klonopin and Zoloft (diagnosed in '05 as having dysthymia, mdd, gad) -- and I was curious because I am *SO* tired all the time that I can only work 2 days/week. I was shocked today that I wanted to actually get out of bed and shower and go about my day, because the two previous days I literally laid in bed all day! It's hard to know whether it's the depression, the meds, or what! All my life I've been complaining of fatigue, so I know much of it is due to depression, but is it normal to have these days where I feel completely immobile and hardly want to get out of bed? Answered by Veronika Stickrod 5 months ago.
Klonopin is a high-potency benzodiazepine hypnotic that is extremely addictive. The only benzo more powerful is Xanax. In use for anxiety, tolerance build in just a few days so you end up feeling more anxious than you were before you started the drug if you let it wear off (18-50 hours half-life). So doctors generally increase the dose and have you take it twice or three times a day. You are physically and psychologically addicted within 4 weeks. that is the nature of this drug. Klonopin is valued for its sedating effects in calming and preventing seizures, but it takes four hours to reach maximum potency in the body, so patients have to use it twice or more times every day to keep it from wearing off, half the drug wears off in 18 hours then continues to wear off - which sends them in detox mode, anxiety, and benzodiazepine withdrawal syndrome - which has many uncomfortable, sometimes overwhelming symptoms. It is a powerful drug, works slowly and lasts a very long time. Physicians and Psychiatrists are advised not to precribe Klonopin for longer than four weeks because of paradoxical effets, drowsiness, tolerance, benzodiazepine dependence and benzodiazepine withdrawal syndrome. It can take up to a year or longer to fully recover from the effects/withdrawal syndrome of klonopin but the first 2 months are the worst. It is very difficult to get off this drug because withdrawal symptoms are severe, and doctors will increase the dose to overcome the effects of withdrawl or of tolerance, when patients complain, justifying the need for it, undermining your withdrawal from it, rather than help you get off it. Psychiatrists can only stay in business if they prescribe drugs that bring patients back to them month after month, year after year. It guarantees a fixed income to have patients addicted to these powerful drugs and ensuring that they show up in the office on time for new prescriptions.. I was on it for 1 year for ptsd and panic disorder and found I could barely function, lost the depth of all my emotions, slept alot, lost interest in the outside world, felt generally content as long as I was full of medicine; it took a long time and a very good friend to help me realize the medication was the problem. I was not in reality, the hypnotic effects of the drug change your perspective on life. A kind psychiatrist put me in the hospital to detox from it cold turkey - thought I would lose my mind, but it was still the fastest, least painful way to get off compared to slow reduction. Side effects persisted for a couple months, especially sexual numbness, irritability, periods of crying, anxiety, brain zaps, insomnia. I just kept telling myself it was my body trying to get back to normal. For more on Klonopin and Benzodiazepine withdrawal syndrome, follow the wiki link below. Answered by Lexie Schange 5 months ago.
klonapin for most isnt all that bad, a lot depends on your dose sleep apnea is a common undiagnosed cause of cronic fatigue, google it and read up Answered by Patrice Pernod 5 months ago.
Question for Klonopin?
Is there Really T.H.C. in Klonopin?! I'm too afraid to take Klonopin, I'm afraid if what itll do to me/ side effects, I take .25Mg for Panic attacks, Thanks!
Asked by Belva Elworthy 5 months ago.
Klonopin is a long lasting benzodiazepine that is commonly prescribed for panic/anxiety and in some cases epilepsy. It is generally considered to be one of the stronger anti anxiety meds, as compared to Ativan or even Valium. Solomnence, or excessive sleepiness is common with Klonopin, and therefore it should be taken only as prescribed, even taking a small amount over the prescribed dosage can leave you very lethargic and uncoordinated, causing you to stumble and perhaps fall. THC is not found in any of the medications of this class, and ingesting THC with Klonopin can cause extreme sedation. A dose of .25mg is relatively low and should provide good anti anxiety effects. I have taken Klonopin for over a year and my panic and anxiety are all but gone. Good luck and do not be afraid of this relatively safe medicine. Answered by Jessie Henifin 5 months ago.
No, there is not THC in Klonopin, but yes, it is a powerful drug. Based on my own personal experience, I would strongly suggest you do not start taking it unless you absolutely have no other choice. Klonopin is a benzodiazepine, like Xanax (but stronger). Benzodiazepines are notorious for being powerfully addictive, and recent studies suggest that they may increase your risk of developing Alzheimer's. These drugs affect your thinking and your memory, and they are not meant for long-term use, as you can easily become dependent on them. Once that happens, it can be a nightmare to try and stop taking Klonopin, because you may experience withdrawals that can go on for a long time. Some side effects of withdrawal include depression and anxiety. If there is any other option for you besides Klonopin, I would suggest you use that instead, because if you take Klonopin regularly you can get addicted to it without even realizing that you have. It's a risky thing to start taking. Answered by Silvana Atchity 5 months ago.
If you have panic attacks then the side effects are of little concern, Klonopin is very safe. and no there is No THC in Klonopin. What you might have heard is that it has similar effects in the way it relaxes you. Answered by Lela Penunuri 5 months ago.
No, there is no THC in Klonopin. If you've been prescribed these, you shouldn't be worried, they are just a sedative- they'll most likely just relax you. They're pretty strong though, so don't drive or anything until you know how they affect you. Answered by Donnetta Seidenbecker 5 months ago.
No. Klonopin is a benzodiazepine with the active ingredient clonazepam. It is not related to THC. Answered by Collette Rubarts 5 months ago.
No there isn't. Plus you're taking a very small dose of the Klonopin, maybe your doctor should increase it to 0.5mg. Answered by Sammy Glausier 5 months ago.
I have been taking more than 2mg of clonazepam for more than 15 years and when I run out,oh my god.its a big problem.first of all you will be sick for at least 2 weeks.I have seen fire in my dreams and devil faces.The withdrawl is horrid.I have to constantly go to the hospital or various doctors to get more and it sucks.most of them wont give it at all.I have had times so hard that I found it easier to buy on the damn street,This is America,the medical system should not work this way.i have to check in to a hospital sometimes just to get more.Its bull. Answered by Mickie Blakeman 5 months ago.
I know for a fact that there is no THC in Klonopin. Whoever told you that was probably smoking crack... Answered by Cora Fierman 5 months ago.
How does 2mg klonopin differ from a 2mg xanax bar?
How do they differ in strength, effects, and length of effectiveness?
Asked by Marlene Vacchiano 5 months ago.
Both Klonopin (generic: clonazepam) and Xanax (alprazolam) are benzodiazepines. According the chart listed on the web link (refer to "Source 1" below), 2 mg Klonopin is approximately twice the equivalent of 2 mg of Xanax. However, individual response varies. Klonopin has a much longer half-life than Xanax; Furthermore, Klonopin is much "longer acting" in terms of effectiveness, whereas Xanax is much "shorting acting". So, in practice, the strength are similiar; however, for panic/anxiety, it is possible that an individual might take a certain dose of Klonopin twice per day (as opposed to Xanax 3 times per day). Unlike Xanax, Klonopin is also prescribed for other uses (as an anticonvuslant for certain types of epilepsy--often in conjunction with another anti-epileptic medication; and more often as an 'off-label' use for bipolar disorder--prescribed in conjunction with medications, as Klonopin's anticonvulsant effect also plays a role as a 'mood stabilizer'. Klonopin also may be prescribed "temporarily" to induce sleep (for insomnia); the tolerance/effective for inducing sleep wears off quickly, though. Klonopin is sometimes prescribed for nerve pain, too. Both of this medications come in "demoninations" of 0.25 mg, 0.5 mg, 1 mg, and 2 mg. I believe that Klonopin might come in 0.125 mg, as well. Answered by Sherryl Morganson 5 months ago.
This Site Might Help You. RE: How does 2mg klonopin differ from a 2mg xanax bar? How do they differ in strength, effects, and length of effectiveness? Answered by Mackenzie Benari 5 months ago.
Xanax Strengths Answered by Jimmie Vargus 5 months ago.
Klonopin has a much longer half life than Xanax but they work differently, as pretty much all Benzodiazepines do. Klonopin is usually prescribed for people having a "Panic Disorder". It does help with anxiety but definitely not as well as Xanax. Xanax is prescribed primarily for anxiety and sometimes "panic Disorder as well. The "sleep" Benzo is called Halcion and is used only for sleep as it has an extremely long half life. ALL Benzos, however, interrupt the REM of sleep pattern...therefore you aren't getting a "good night" sleep afte rall, although you may sleep. Answered by Amber Kwok 5 months ago.
They are about the same as for strength. The Xanax will work faster but the Klonopin will last longer. Answered by Meaghan Renko 5 months ago.
Klonopin and pregnancy?
See what I mean about conflicting information? One person already claimed it was Cat. D, another Cat. C!! Since there's no CONCLUSIVE research, personal experience is much appreciated!
Asked by Ann Montazami 5 months ago.
i took klonopin for anxiety before, during and after my pregnancy. i've had generalized anxiety disorder ever since i can remember. when i found out i was pregnant, i tried to stop. my ob told me to cut back so i could stop because at the mg i was taking it wasn't safe to stop cold turkey. my pschologist said that the risks were the greatest in the first trimester, but that there have not been enough studies done with klonopin and pregnancy to be sure that the drug actually causes the defects. he wanted me to continue on a lower dosage throughout my pregnancy because the stress on the baby during a panic attack could be worse than the effect of the drug. my ob said i could continue to take it but only when i needed it. he didn't really want me to because of the lack of information and possible harm to the baby, but he siad that since my panic attacks were so bad, that would deffinitely put stress on the baby. also, the most of the studies were done using women that had epilepsy and were on large doses of klonopin and they couldn't be sure that the epilepsy hadn't caused the problems with the baby. and the doses that they give to the animals tested are a lot larger than regular human dosages. when i got pregnant, i was taking 3 mg a day. i went down to 0.5 mg a day. my twin girls came out healthier than ever! but i did worry about it the whole pregnancy. i would look at the ultrasounds and count fingers and toes. it's probably best to stop it all together because the risks outweigh the benefits, even though they are extremely rare and not totally proven yet. search "klonopin and pregnancy" and check out the sites. good luck in whatever you choose to do and i know your baby will be healthy! Answered by Denisse Pignataro 5 months ago.
Klonopin is FDA rated pregnancy class D .. studies show it may actually cause harm to an unborn baby. My doc and i just had the discussion on whether the benefits outweigh the risks on Monday and we decided against using it in my particular case. We had a stillborn baby in February and my excessive anxiety over this baby's wellbeing is starting to affect my daily life .. which is why she was considering it. Personally .. it was not right for me. Good luck. Answered by Stacey Mangine 5 months ago.
don't be silly. Call a Pharmacist or Doctor. Klonopin is a very addicting schedule IV benzodiazipine used for severe anxiety and panic atacks. Doubtful if you want to take it during pregnancy. Unless you want an addicted baby. Answered by Ramon Cobrin 5 months ago.
Taking klonopin and going thru withdrawal by lowering dose?
what are the symptoms and when do they go away
Asked by Cherly Welshans 5 months ago.
Hi, Klonopin is a benzodiazepine, which are the most dangerous class of drugs. They cause strong physical addictions when taken regularly and can cause a whole slew of symptoms from withdrawal. These can vary from person to person but usually include an overall mailaise (sick feeling), sweats, cold or hot flashes, nausea, difficulty eating or sleeping, etc. It is always recommended that people get off of benzos with the help of a doctor. If you have been prescribed the klonopin, you should ask your doc the best way to get off. If you weren't prescribed the klonopin, you need to be very very careful on how you ween yourself off so as to avoid dangerous withdrawal symptoms. Benzos and alcohol are the only two drugs which can cause death from withdrawal. So never ever stop the klonopin "cold-turkey" if you're feeling withdrawal symptoms. You must be weened off safely. I would definitely try talking to a doctor or psychiatrist about the safest way to do this. Good luck to you, and don't hesitate to contact a hospital or emergency room if you start feeling really bad. The withdrawal symptoms might last some time while the drug gets out of your system, but I promise you they will go away eventually. Depending on how long you were on the klonopin, this could last for weeks or months, but it will get better and less severe with time. Answered by Goldie Nuffer 5 months ago.
I note your comments on non-addiction..drinking etc.and your concerns. Klon..Clonaz.. Ravotril are all names of the same drug...which is an anti-convulsive medication used to treat Anxiety/Panic Attacks and even Bipolar. NOW, be fully aware here that each individual has a different body tolerence. Some people can take Valium 5mg twice a day for two or three weeks and NEVER get addicted..others take the same dosage and get addicted in three days. Klon.,.is mostly treated for the short term..However there have been trials over 3 years, and NO major problems were detected. What is generally known is the Tolerence level..that is..long term may mean the drug does not keep having the affect it was designed for. Therefore users may themselves increase the dosage and then end up in the Psycho Ward. (or suicidal) One man I know took Effexor, an anti-depressant drug used to treat Anxiety, and drank a 6 pack every nite, for well over a year..with NO bad affects. He swore it was the miracle drug for his anxiety. THEN, after 2 years his Anxiety returned with a vicious vengeance, and even Valium would not work for him. Neither would a Beer, or a Rum. I think when U seek Information on Long Term of Klon..It is difficult to advise on IF U are taking it constantly, such as on a daily basis..IF u are taking it, now and again, (when absolutely necessary)I dont see a problem..but remember that long term may also mean the drug will end up being less effective...and your Anxiety may worsen, suddenly. So now U have a bit more Information..Hope it assists U. Good luck with the relationship. Answered by Glendora Gana 5 months ago.
Just took my first Klonopin?
Was prescribed for anxiety issues. I just took it an hour ago. I started buzzing from it after 5 to 10 minutes, and the buz lasted for like 20. Now, I don't feel anything. I did notice right away,I felt calm, and I think it will help with my anxiety. It's 1mg Clonzepam. Why did it wear off that quick when...
Asked by Sophia Detlefs 5 months ago.
Was prescribed for anxiety issues. I just took it an hour ago. I started buzzing from it after 5 to 10 minutes, and the buz lasted for like 20. Now, I don't feel anything. I did notice right away,I felt calm, and I think it will help with my anxiety. It's 1mg Clonzepam. Why did it wear off that quick when it's supposed to last 6 hours? Will more affects of it start later on? Any information about side effects will be helpful. I did actually feel less stress really quickly, and was able to think clearer and talk calmly. I didn't think the affects would start until like 30 minutes to an hour after taking it. It just feels like now it has worn off, but my doctor says it lasts 6 hours. Just wondering if more affects of it will start later? Any information will be helpful. thanks. Answered by Nohemi Karbowski 5 months ago.
Side Effects of Klonopin - for the Consumer Klonopin All medicines may cause side effects, but many people have no, or minor, side effects. Check with your doctor if any of these most COMMON side effects persist or become bothersome when using Klonopin: Constipation; cough; dizziness; drowsiness; dry mouth; headache; increased saliva production; lightheadedness; loss of coordination; nausea; runny nose; tiredness. Seek medical attention right away if any of these SEVERE side effects occur when using Klonopin: Severe allergic reactions (rash; hives; itching; difficulty breathing; tightness in the chest; swelling of the mouth, face, lips, or tongue); behavior changes; blurred vision or other vision changes; change in appetite; change in the amount of urine produced or painful urination; changes in sexual function; confusion; dark urine; excessive hair growth or loss; fever, chills, or sore throat; hallucinations; irregular heartbeat; memory loss or problems; muscle aches or weakness; new or worsening mental or mood changes (eg, agitation, aggression, anxiety, behavior changes, depression, hostility, irritability, nervousness); new or worsening seizures; painful menstrual periods; pale stools; severe drowsiness; severe or persistent tiredness or weakness; shortness of breath; slow or shallow breathing; slurred speech or other speech problems; suicidal thoughts or actions; tremor; unusual bruising or bleeding; yellowing of the skin or eyes. This is not a complete list of all side effects that may occur. If you have questions about side effects, contact your health care provider. Call your doctor for medical advice about side effects. To report side effects to the appropriate agency, please read the Guide to Reporting Problems to FDA. Answered by Marcela Mapps 5 months ago.
Nobody can let you know for definite what form of results Klonopin can have on you, however hallucinations aren't indexed wherever as a part final result of Klonopin (Clonazepam). You might believe slightly drowsy whilst you're taking it, however you will not believe inebriated, above all now not in case your dose is low. I take Klonopin day-to-day and I do not need any obvious part results from it. The drug has quite helped me - now I can honestly go to sleep at night time and sleep an entire eight hours with out waking up each hour or 2, and I can position for the duration of the day with out the regular worry of a panic assault. My total anxiousness degree is way cut back, and I simply believe bigger total. Give the therapy a take a look at. If you do not like how it makes you believe, then quit taking it. Keep your general practitioner within the loop constantly regardless that, whether or not you begin or quit it. Good good fortune! Answered by Lynda Zaic 5 months ago.
my dr. just prescribed me it and im used to ambien i dont want to take this if i am going to get high can you become intoxicated from abuse?? i have a term paper and i cant write high
Asked by Tomika Scarsdale 5 months ago.
klonopin is given to relax your nerves. i found that if i took it and didnt get enough sleep, it lingered the next day. of course everyone is different. the ambien lets you sleep all night long. with klonopin, i found tit to relax me and make me sleepy, but i would wake up in the middle of the night. wish i had ambien right now. also i'm not sure you will want to write a term paper on klonopin, Answered by Ivory Bouwens 5 months ago.
I take 2 1/2 mg of klonapin daily and I don't have any trouble with it except a little sleepiness. It's not a drug known for getting you "high" although it CAN zonk you out when you first start taking it (you develop a tolerance over time). So if you're worried, just hold off taking it until you finish writing your paper. Never take more than your doctor prescribes and if you have questions or problems you can also call your pharmacist. Answered by Leatrice Strem 5 months ago.
Ambien is for sleep,klonopin is for anxiety(even though its a mild sedative its primary use is for anxiety) Answered by Randee Trulli 5 months ago.
well I have been on diazepam for so many years-- its no longer effective. I have 10mg per pill, and I can pop 3 with no change. I don't like over abusing drugs but I need help-- Im anxious and in deep back pain Answered by Thaddeus Everhart 5 months ago.
Its great. Go for it. I love it. Can sleep and no hangover.. Answered by Lavonne Murakami 5 months ago.