Author Topic: Under .125 Klonopin Club  (Read 36024 times)

[Buddie]

Re: Under .125 Klonopin Club
« Reply #30 on: January 29, 2018, 03:17:36 pm »
Well last night made another cut, and I'm down to .100mg now.  I'm not feeling great, tbh.  But I am functional...for now.  My kid is refusing to go to school and I can't help but feel like this is somehow related to my withdrawal.  It's very stressful.
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[Buddie]

Re: Under .125 Klonopin Club
« Reply #31 on: January 31, 2018, 12:07:22 am »
Wow [...], you are moving along now.  Good for you.  I'm sorry about your kid.  Parenting through this is incredibly hard.  For me, the difficulty revolves around not having enough emotional and physical energy (well mental too) to deal with normal parenting stressors that I know I'd be able to handle just fine without the effects of the medication.  When the stressors become even more serious (their health, behavior or emotions) it really affects my physical system and seems like an impossible task.  Somehow, we get through it though.  Hugs to you!

Well, I [...] had a very difficult month.  I've been pretty much homebound, unable to work, relying on my husband and parents to drive my children, grocery shop, etc.  One of the hardest parts of this experience has been having to ask for help.  I hate it (asking).  But I'm grateful I [...] help.  I [...] been incredibly fatigued and [...] horrible nerve issues, as well as light and sound sensitivity.  I feel like it's starting to improve.  I was able to drive today and do housework, etc.  My current plan is to hold at .085 until I'm feeling semi-functional and then start cutting again.  I wasn't expecting to [...] such a setback after being quite functional throughout the month of December.  Don't know if I cut too quickly, had a virus in addition to withdrawal, or was just in major healing mode.  I feel like I am going sooo slow with this taper.  I started at .25 a year ago...such a low dose for it to be taking so long.
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[Buddie]

Re: Under .125 Klonopin Club
« Reply #32 on: January 31, 2018, 03:18:04 pm »
Thanks Kristin for writing back.  You are so smart to hold.  I am also thinking of holding at this dosage, but it also just feels crazy to hold at such a low dosage. 

I think I am at the brink of being nonfunctional.  I [...] to go to meeting at my son's school next week about his anxiety about school.  I looked up school refusal and saw that they suggest benzos and ssris for kids for this.  This made me so upset and angry.  I'm not going to drug my kid.  I know that it is just a suggestion but I am just angry that it is or seems like the #1 goto these days.  I tell you, my kid may be one of the few that ends up NOT on pharmaceuticals as a child.  At least that is how I feel.

I [...] an acupuncture appointment on Friday and I am going to make more appointments closer together, since so far, it's the only thing that has really helped with sleep and muscle pain. 
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[Buddie]

Re: Under .125 Klonopin Club
« Reply #33 on: February 01, 2018, 10:22:35 pm »
Well, I gotta say, today was  a pretty good day.  I actually felt better today than I did all of January, which is strange because I resumed my taper in January.  I am definitely going to keep making cuts and I may just even speed it along a bit, since things are going pretty well.
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[Buddie]

Re: Under .125 Klonopin Club
« Reply #34 on: February 13, 2018, 12:40:06 am »
Hi everyone Iíve been off the grid for a few weeks because Iíve been feeling relatively normal. Feeling this way kind of snuck up on me and before I knew it I was interested in so many other things I forgot all about withdrawal support groups. I am now down to .03/.04 (somewhere in the middle). Today, however, I am in bed feeling no so great. I got my period and feel like I may [...] a cold or flu and so some sxs are back like dizziness, general malaise, derealization. I am telling myself this is temporary and not to get discouraged. I know where to go for support and how Iíve gotten through much more than this and so I will again. How are yíall doing? Green cup how is the speed up on the taper?
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[Buddie]

Re: Under .125 Klonopin Club
« Reply #35 on: February 13, 2018, 04:25:42 pm »
Hey [...]!  Nice to hear you [...] been feeling normal.  That is super awesome! 

I had my period last week and boy, I was so emotional before hand, super pms happening for me.  Then physically I also felt awful.  I can say that yesterday I felt pretty good after my period was finally over.  So I hope it is the same for you.   :hug:

I am now at .085mg of k and I am feeling *okay*.  My husband is interviewing with a new office in a new city, and so far it looks really good.  If all goes well, we are going to be moving to a new city, in May.  I am very concerned about being responsible for this move during withdrawal. 

However, I feel like January was hard, but February has gotten slightly better with my emotions.  So maybe, I had to go through whatever that was, regardless of my cutting down since January.  Party of me says to go very very slow, cause I don't want to screw things up and make moving harder, and another part of me says to just hurry up and be off this stuff already so I can [...] 3 months out when I [...] to pack everything. 

I'm not sure what is the right thing to do. 
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[Buddie]

Re: Under .125 Klonopin Club
« Reply #36 on: February 14, 2018, 07:28:30 pm »
Hey Buddies, I am not sure if I qualify here but would like to join. I tapered off K too quickly so I am having a rough go. I [...] PMS for the first time sober in 7 years and I am starting to believe the bad things. Best to All!
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[Buddie]

Re: Under .125 Klonopin Club
« Reply #37 on: February 16, 2018, 09:05:18 pm »
Just checking in.  I had a brief window this weekend which was unexpected and quite lovely.  My daughter had a competition all day Saturday and then Sunday we went out to a little park festival.  That is way more activity then I'm used to and I felt pretty good.  Not free of symptoms but they were manageable.  I cut again on Sunday and [...] felt bad since Tuesday.  The little window gave me hope though.  I wish it would [...] lasted longer but it didn't.  My cuts are so small (.003mg) and I feel like I need to just keep moving down while remaining semi-functional.
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[Buddie]

Re: Under .125 Klonopin Club
« Reply #38 on: February 17, 2018, 02:42:25 pm »
Kristin- that sounds lovely- spending a day in the park with your daughter.  It's been a week since I cut last, and my cuts area also small, .005mg, but I think I might hold here for another week.  I just [...] such a hard time believing and understanding that these tiny cuts are something I can even feel at all. 
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[Buddie]

Re: Under .125 Klonopin Club
« Reply #39 on: February 17, 2018, 03:09:05 pm »
Kristin and [...],
I too am tapering in extremely small increments each week of Klonopin. In March it will be one year of trying to taper off it.  The lower I go the more horrific the s/x become.  I [...] no stamina whatsoever. My pain on most days is a nine.  Ten, being natural childbirth which I had years ago. And now, I [...] stomach issues.  I just am beginning to wonder if I am prolonging this agony?
I wonder if I should just jump?  I am at 4 ml. of Klonopin out of 100 ml. of a 1 mg pill. 
Hoping to be off,
[...]
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