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   Posted 6/19/2009 6:27 PM (GMT -6)   
i am on 1mg of klonpin once a day  they the doctors want 3mg a day  one in morn one afternoon  than night     i caqn only handel 1mg aday it makes me so sick but help in some way i think  i started lexapro today in hops it will work to take my stomach pain abdomial pains  warming feeling it chest  chest pains  rib pain  the funny thing is iam not panicking anymore  or panick attacks little nerveous so times   but i think its a sideaffect of klonpin   my body needing more   benzos  are real bad  so i am finding out now   a little too late   i now want  to stop klonpin  and take a antidpressant lexapro to take its spot    the thing is they say you have too take valium  with klonpin  and weeen  and subsitute between the both till yoU Eventually your off the klonpin  and just on valium  which you will have less side affects  .longer halflife  and is easyer to get off of  .they say the doctors  and i dont  have a clue if this is the right way or not   i just want off of this stuff  and see where i am at   iam smarter wiser to this hell  anxiety and panick does to one self   what should i do  which will have less sideaffects on me  .they say its very painful   i want easy out way from someone whos been through this and made it through successfully  .i need a expert in this where i can say i take 1mg of klonpin once dayly do i successfully get off this stuff   do i take valium too weeen off the stronger klonpin  and try lexapro to fill the gaps if i still have anxiety or panick issues  .that the thing i dont know which way to turn.please if you can help me through this i will owe u my life  please point me in the right direction   your friend jeff

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   Posted 6/19/2009 6:45 PM (GMT -6)   

Jeff to wean off of Klonopin using Valium............

0.5mg of Klonopin = 10mg of Valium approximately.

If you are currently using 1 mg of Klonopin daily = 20 mag of the Valium.

By subsitituting Valium you the option to lower your dose slowly in smaller increments.  Please discuss this with your physician.  I used this route when coming off of Ativan and it work like a charm but the secret is to wean slowly to avoid withdrawal sx.

Take care.




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