Adopted a healthy lifestyle, now stopping Klonopin.

Discussion in 'Fibromyalgia Main Forum' started by xchocoholic, Apr 12, 2006.

  1. xchocoholic

    xchocoholic New Member

    Hi there ..

    I have been on a health kick for 8 months now. I have changed everything I eat. Went gluten free + food allergen free + vegan. And I eliminated most of the other toxins from my life. No canned or processed foods, no chemicals, etc.

    Now I have decided to stop taking my Klonopin. I was only on .5mg for sleep anyway, but I found out recently that even 1/4 of a .5 mg tablet will completely melow me out.

    I am stepping down my dose as slowly as possible. Removing only 1/8 of a pill for 3 to 5 days is the plan.

    This is day two and I am feeling a little slap happy. But, I am not as sleepy when I wake up though.

    I am anxious about stopping this because I know how addictive it is. And I have been jerking for 16 years with this illness.

    Has anyone else completely eliminated this drug ? I eliminated other drugs successfully in the past, but this one worries me because of the jerking.

    Thanks for your input ... Marcia

  2. NyroFan

    NyroFan New Member

    Marcia:
    I would not stop my Klonopin without a 'weaning off' schedule written by my doctor when he knew what I was intending to do. Mine has even made it a point for me to always take the Klonopin and to never stop it without him knowing about it.

    Just my experience.

    nyrofan
  3. andnat

    andnat New Member

    Has changing your diet helped how you feel?
  4. Mikie

    Mikie Moderator

    I am weaning down on my Klonopin. I take two .5 mgs. at night. I'm weaning down 1/4 tablet at a time and staying at each dose for one month. So far, I'm still on month one but am not having any problems. May First, I'll step it down another 1/4 tablet.

    I tried to wean down before but went too fast and had to go back on it as I was very edgy. If I can't wean off, I'll know that I still need it and will try again later on.

    Love, Mikie