Thank God For Small Miricles

Yes I'm off Klonopin!  Have been for quiet a while and am very greatful!  I know there are people out there who abuse Klonopin.  It's sold on the streets, but it did a number on me.  It seems to me that it's one that you have to be careful to taper off, if you're changing meds.  I withdrew quicky and I ended up seeing the inside of a jail cell.  Not something I ever wish to repeat.

Some Dr.'s are of the opinion that drugs act the same on everyone.  They are mistaken.  I called my Dr. that day to say I felt like something was very wrong.  He dismissed it as nothing, but for me it became a BIG SOMETHING!

NewShoes NewShoes
46-50, F
5 Responses Jun 21, 2007

You're doctor is very wrong if he thinks medication react the same on everyone. I use Klonipin at night for sleep purposes but I would never dream of taking it during the day. 'Also I find it is not euphoric, so it doesn't make me feel any nicer, just drowsy. Hope you are now managing your drugs properly. It can be difficult.

You're doctor is very wrong if he thinks medication react the same on everyone. I use Klonipin at night for sleep purposes but I would never dream of taking it during the day. 'Also I find it is not euphoric, so it doesn't make me feel any nicer, just drowsy. Hope you are now managing your drugs properly. It can be difficult.

Wow, that's too bad that you had such a problem with it :( It works well to relieve my anxiety--far safer than Xanax! But I'm glad that you wrote this because I now know to keep my eyes peeled for possible side effects.

NewShoes,<br />
That icon rocKs!<br />
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Wow, we have much in common!I'm so happy you're off this heinous med. It's my big goal, am going to talk to someone about coming off of it (even if I have to go inpatient on a med. unit) on July 6. <br />
I know, it's a popular street drug, which I never understood. Because after 10+ years on it, I'm immune to the benefits, but am sure it's contributed to my depression. It makes zombies out of people.<br />
That doctor was wrong on so many levels. Check this out:<br />
http://www.benzo.org.uk/nicks.htm<br />
That should lead you to the main site. <br />
It is a Big Something, and I'm sorry it landed you in a jail cell. <br />
Thanks for sharing your story. It gives me hope that I can get off it.