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machelle
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   Posted 11/7/2007 12:51 PM (GMT -7)   
have ya'll had good result with it, any weight problems or anything good or bad thanks and is it expensive



dx gad and social anxiety

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there's Hope
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   Posted 11/7/2007 3:33 PM (GMT -7)   
I was put on Klonopin earlier this year and had great results with it. It really helped me out a lot and I was able to taper off it. I did have some withdrawal symptoms when I came off of it and now take a different pill. But if my anxiety increased I would not think twice about going back on Klonopin.
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Dee75
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   Posted 11/7/2007 11:09 PM (GMT -7)   
I take klonopin and it really helps me. At first the doctor had me on 1/2 four times a day of 0.5 m. That made me sleepy. I take half of that. I'm now only take a half and thinking about slowly going off the klonopin. One thing it does do is work right away. Dee

machelle
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   Posted 11/8/2007 5:13 AM (GMT -7)   
why did you go off of it , did your anxiety get better , can you only take klonopin for a little while, just wondering thanks

hopeisreal
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   Posted 11/8/2007 10:36 AM (GMT -7)   
I take Klonopin .5 mg 'as needed'---I usually take it 1-3 times/10 days! It does work---and for me, it helps me sleep so good! I find, that when I don't sleep----I feel worse----I wish Klonopin wasn't so addictive. I would stay on it forever-----but, am afraid of medicines!

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   Posted 11/8/2007 12:00 PM (GMT -7)   
There are so many that have had fantastic results from this med

I am on Valium and ativan and they are both " addictive" have been on them daily for 30 plus yrs ..........3 ...10mg valium and up to 6mg of ativan for pyoderma gangrenosum

I have been ABLE to now go with taking either med ONLY when absolutely needed..........and thats not often anymore at all ..........

** IF they help then do take them** thats my opinion.......

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   Posted 11/8/2007 1:09 PM (GMT -7)   
Neither Klonopin nor Valium are addictive. Addiction is characterized by tolerance and the subsequent need for more of the drug to maintain therapeutic benefit. The short-acting benzodiazepines have that characteristic but the long-acting ones do not, at least not at "normal" A/P dosages.

Klonopin's helped me a great deal. Pretty much saved my life, and it's debatable whether that's hyperbole or not.
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Aussieangel
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   Posted 11/8/2007 5:08 PM (GMT -7)   
I finally stopped taking clonazepam after one year on it. It did work well but towards the end my pdoc thought it was causing more anxiety then stopping it. A slow switch to valium and reducing that slowly will help heaps in withdrawal.

machelle
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   Posted 11/8/2007 5:41 PM (GMT -7)   
i started to day, i notice i am more relaxed

Danxiety
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   Posted 11/8/2007 10:52 PM (GMT -7)   
:)

yay! More relaxed is excellent!

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TammyGrl0528
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   Posted 11/9/2007 8:19 AM (GMT -7)   
Yes machelle, it will make you feel more relaxed, and for someone with anxiety, that is the BEST feeling in the world!!! I have been on it since November 1st, and let me tell you, I feel amazing compared to how I have been the past 7 months or so. In my eyes, Klonopin is great!!!

LOVE IT.

Glad it is helping you!

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