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What was your wife on before the Clonazepam? I'm sure its as Els mentioned and they are prescribing it to her to help ease her withdrawls from the other meds. Clonazepam is primarily a anti-seizure medication that works well with anxiety / panic. I am currently taking Clonazepam and it seems to be working for me without side effects. I am taking it for fibro symptoms though, because in addition to its other uses, it helps relax the muscles in fibro patients. I would be happy to tell you more about it if you are interested. Catch me in chat or on msn.
I took Klonopin for almost seven years. I took it for anxiety/anxiety attacks. It worked great for the anxiety but it made me so sleepy and out of it. I was groggy all the time. I didnt realize how addicted i was to it until I tried to get off of it (as per the dr.). It took me like almost a month to get off of it with serious withdraws. I would shake and tremble and just felt like I had the flu while i was coming off of it. It was TERRIBLE. I would not recommend it unless its absolutely nessecary. But that is just my opion. Drugs work different for different people.