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[Buddie]

Re: Micro Tapering/Daily Tapering off of Klonopin – Success Story -
« Reply #140 on: February 17, 2020, 11:47:33 pm »
Yes she is in the US and it is Klonopin liquid. I don't know the manufacturers info.

Kay


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I do know someone tapering and using liquid klonopin. So it's brand name. I didn't think it existed but it does. It's made just like Liquid Valium.

Kay

Hello, Kay. Thanks ever so for responding and for the tip that clonazepam tablets from different manufacturers vary in terms of how quickly/well they disintegrate in milk.  I’ve read here and elsewhere that a fix for this is to add a sufficient amount of water to the tablet(s) first to “jump start” the disintegration process before adding the milk.

Alas, I just double checked DailyMed and Genentech (the Roche subsidiary that manufacturers brand Klonopin in the US) and do not see a product listing for an oral solution of clonazepam.

Roche does indeed make an oral solution of clonazepam named Rivotril but it is only available in certain countries (New Zealand comes to mind), not the US.

So, if the person you know is US-based, I’m wondering if s/he is using a prescription compounded liquid made with brand name Klonopin tablets?
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[Buddie]

Re: Micro Tapering/Daily Tapering off of Klonopin – Success Story -
« Reply #141 on: February 18, 2020, 12:27:24 am »
[...],
Yes it is very painful. More than anyone can imagine. Cymbalta WD is very very very painful. I saw this with my brother. Its the one big bad thing about cymbalta WD. I had klonopin WD pain, I think Cymbalta pain must be worse. Try to hang in there!

Thanks, Kay. I'm doing my best.  :smitten:
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[Buddie]

Re: Micro Tapering/Daily Tapering off of Klonopin – Success Story -
« Reply #142 on: February 24, 2020, 02:50:33 pm »
Thanks for posting your success story, it is inspirational.

I start my taper Mar 1st form 0.25/day clonazepam. The plan I have layed out will take me about 7.5 months to complete but I realize it may take longer.

Almost everyone says to go slow and you should have better results so that is what I plan to do.

Congrats!  :D
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[Buddie]

Re: Micro Tapering/Daily Tapering off of Klonopin – Success Story -
« Reply #143 on: February 27, 2020, 09:04:28 pm »
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Once searching this site I looked for people's tapering regrets and almost every single one regretted fast tapering or cold turkey. I don't think I ever ran across someone regretting slow tapering and if they do you have to ask yourself how slow is slow? Some people think they are slow and in my experience seems fast to me.  I think your time frame is good, even tiny reductions help the brain get on board in my opinion. I also spread the doses out 3 times a day and after I did that I felt better.

My last benzo taper worked well, my first one was a liquid 5 percent reduction every two weeks failed and causes akathisia for going too fast. I was at .50mg with that one and made it to .25mg and crashed. With the last and successful taper I had none of that and I started that one two months after my horrible failed taper. I have been told by doctors that the brain like pattern. I think a gentile pattern for the brain to follow is the best thing instead of large cuts and holds. But that's my opinion.

The one thing I was not aware of afterwards is the sensitivity to a lot of other medications afterwards. And also supplements. Good news is that is also not permanent.

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[Buddie]

Re: Micro Tapering/Daily Tapering off of Klonopin – Success Story -
« Reply #144 on: April 14, 2021, 06:15:59 am »
It has been over 6 years now. Wow I forgot about the anniversary.  :) I am doing well. back in 2017 they changed the makers of my blood pressure pill. I was put on because of WD.  I had a bad reaction, it was exactly like acute benzo withdrawal, the doctor tried out 3 more pills, I had allergic reactions and one of them, a channel calcium blocker cause a full blown case of akathisia for about 8 months, little did I know channel calcium can cause akathisia.

Other than that from 2015 - 2017 I had zero symptoms. Then after the akathisia left I slowly got better. I stayed away from medications and well I don't know if that was the right decision but after the months of akathisia and not being able to stop walking I just could not take any pill for anything.  I go months at a time without thinking about WD and this whole experience. I still have not taken any medication, I am not saying that is the answer, but I don't and won't take a chance unless I absolutely have to.

Therapy helped me  a great deal. I have to say PTSD type of therapy was a perfect fit. I guess anyone who went through this would be traumatized. 

I remember what my Husband said when I was lingering in not the worse and not the best state, he said "We have to have a life in spite of". Even though I was suffering we tried to have some normal things in our daily life. I think it helped me backed then and it is one thing I keep remembering.

A little normalcy, or larger part in your day is a good thing. It keeps you apart of the world.  Some days you won't be able and some days it will bring some relief, either way it is a great way to gradually come back into the world. And you will. You might think you are that unlucky one that won't heal or not heal all the way. But that is a fear talking not the truth.


Kay

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[Buddie]

Re: Micro Tapering/Daily Tapering off of Klonopin – Success Story -
« Reply #145 on: May 06, 2021, 06:53:59 pm »
Can you please tell me which method of taper you used? Dry cut or liquid? and if so did you use alcohol as solvent?
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[Buddie]

Re: Micro Tapering/Daily Tapering off of Klonopin – Success Story -
« Reply #146 on: May 06, 2021, 08:02:48 pm »
Hi, [...].  In case you missed it ... per her signature, she used milk to do a daily taper.
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