Anyone get dizzy from Klonopin?

Discussion in 'Fibromyalgia Main Forum' started by caroleye, Apr 27, 2010.

  1. caroleye

    caroleye New Member

    I take one at bedtime w/tryptophane, and l/4 of one around 3am. I also take Dalmane around midnight

    When I get up, I'm dizzy and feel unstable. Once I've had some caffeine, it usually clears. But I'm 67 yrs and have lupus, cfs & fibro so who knows what's causing what.

    Opinions appreciated.

    Gentle hugs...............carole
  2. spacee

    spacee Member

    If I were you (course I am not), I would have a talk with a good pharmacist about the
    combo of klonopin and dalmane. That is quite a wallop of meds for a 67 yo. (I am 60
    so I am in the same category).

    And a suggestion. I take 1.5 klonopin at bedtime, then when I wake up during the nite, I don't take more K. I take xanax (.25). Xanax lasts about 4 hours which is much shorter time
    than the Klonopin.

    Xanax and Klonopin are in the same family of Benzos and can be switched for each other
    gram for gram.

    I have CFS, mild FM and sjogren's which is alot like lupus.

    Gentle hug back!