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[Buddie]

Guidance on dosage
« on: January 28, 2023, 08:52:38 pm »
Guidance. I have always used Clonazapham on an add needed basis. Iíve since learned through benzo buddies I need a base line.  I think it may be 1 mg a day.  For the last 5 days Iíve taken .5 at bedtime then .5 early morning. I feel somewhat anxious all day but continue to stay the course.  Any suggestions?
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[Buddie]

Re: Guidance on dosage
« Reply #1 on: January 29, 2023, 07:50:46 pm »
It sounds like youíre stable, we define this as not feeling great but able to take care of daily tasks and symptoms have somewhat leveled out.  Do you feel like youíre ready to begin your taper? 
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[Buddie]

Re: Guidance on dosage
« Reply #2 on: January 30, 2023, 04:26:30 pm »
Can you provide some guidance on my current situation? I had acute pain (not related in anyway to Clonazapham) yesterday and was sent to the ER with severe back pain. I was stabilized and will be seeing an orthopedist  when I can get an appointment. The ER doctor gave me lortab and tizidain (sp) a muscle relaxer for pain. Needless to say I didnít need and Clonazapham. These scrips knocked me out. Iím in pain today but trying to wait it out because Iím terrified of medication.  Would you suggest taking pain meds and muscle relaxers and the benzo? Iíve made an appointment with a psychiatrist, per my PCP but that isnít until late February. 
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[Buddie]

Re: Guidance on dosage
« Reply #3 on: January 30, 2023, 07:23:49 pm »
Was the ER doctor aware of your Clonazepam use, if so then you can probably take the medications as prescribed.  Itís not a good idea to cease your Clonazepam dose, youíre going to need it to remain stable.  If youíre concerned about mixing these medications, Iíd check this drug interactions here: https://www.drugs.com/drug_interactions.html

If youíre still concerned about interactions, Iíd take less of the pain and muscle relaxers and your normal dose of Clonazepam but Iím not a doctor so please consult with a medical professional when in doubt.
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[Buddie]

Re: Guidance on dosage
« Reply #4 on: January 30, 2023, 08:43:00 pm »
Thank you. I did not mention my Clonazapham use to the ER doctor.  Today the pain is bearable so I have not taken any pain medication or muscle relaxers.  I will take the Clonazapham since Iím still adjusting constantly to find my stable done.  I had wishful thinking that because I was benzo symptom free that my anxiety wouldnít start back up but Iím certain it will. I never knew how such a little pill could reek havoc on someone who otherwise is so healthy.
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[Buddie]

Re: Guidance on dosage
« Reply #5 on: January 30, 2023, 09:11:35 pm »
Iím glad to hear the pain is less today and I hope you can find a dose that works for you.  Take your time though because itís important to start your taper from a place of stability and with preparations made for the right mindset and informing your loved ones about what this is going to entail.

As for the anxiety, when we become dependent on, tolerant to or are withdrawing from benzoís they begin to create our anxiety.  I took benzoís for sleep but I learned about anxiety because of my use of them and from what Iíve read here, its worse than normal anxiety so many members say that once they recover from their use, their normal anxiety is totally manageable.
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