Hello and I am wondering who told you to stop it due to addiction. You are not using a heavy dose and 2-3 times a week is not going to drive you to addiction IMO. Yes people do become addicted to the benzos but it takes time, using it regularly and/or misusing it.
If you need it and it works, I would use it as prescribed. If you need to go off it there are some very good Slow weaning processes avaialable to follow so you don't go through severe withdrawal. I hope this decreases your fears. Gentle Hugs to you.
Post Edited (olivia of course) : 8/23/2007 11:09:15 AM (GMT-6)
Thank you Kitt for your reply.....it is one of my friend who told me to quit before it is too late and go thru the suffering of withdrawals......I have been prescribed Klonopin years ago by my doctor along with lexapro...I took lexapro for a year and a hald and stopped it due to weight gain and kept taking Klonopin as needed which I mentionned it to my dr and he agreed on that.I was prescribed 1mg in the morning and 1mg in the evening but never ever that I used that much......Klonopin is great....but I got scared and wanted to get more info on it..........
Thank you for your help
Thank you Olivia for your reply....I thought so that .5mg is a low dose....and actually my dr wants me to be on a steady dose on a regular basis instead as needed.....but he keeps it up to me......so I've been like that for 2 years and doing good so far.......There are people who oppose completely the use of benzo but my dr is ok with it as long as that I dont abuse it....but the horror benzo withdrawals stories that we hear out there are scary......and you have people who swear that benzo was their Godsend.....donno...it's confusing....I personnaly think that klonopin was and still is a big help for me...cause I feel that it really takes care of my anxiety....calms me down......slows down my racing thoughts.....helps me sleep better.....takes away my stomach cramps.....I can say nothing but good things about klonopin so far....
Thank you all .....I felt relieved after reading your replies....i will keep on doing what I've been doing.....my state of mind comes first and life is too short to be lived miserable......