Author Topic: Under .125 Klonopin Club  (Read 36022 times)

[Buddie]

Re: Under .125 Klonopin Club
« Reply #40 on: February 19, 2018, 06:35:52 am »
Hi everyone, I relate to everything you all are saying. I also am going really slow with tiny little cuts. I am now at .037 and I thought Iíd jump at .025 but if I feel this bad with just itsy bitsy cuts I canít imagine the sxs Iíd get stopping at .025. I almost wonder if Iíll just go down to 0. I [...] been feeling a bit impatient because I [...] only taken klonopin to get off benzos and I was never a daily user. It was just Ativan prn for a couple years then a failed CT and reinstated in the ER without knowing I was in withdrawal. I know I need to get back to radical acceptance and remember how far Iíve come. I took a picture of the 1 mg (2 .5 mg pills) and a picture of the .037 and compared them and it was like WOW Iíve come so so far in 9 months. The end is just around the corner for all of us. I hope to stabilize here for another few days then cut a tiny bit more. Itís been hard to work but Iím holding on for dear life to my job! Best to all!
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[Buddie]

Re: Under .125 Klonopin Club
« Reply #41 on: February 19, 2018, 07:21:30 pm »
Hi All,

I'm a little late to the club but I'm doing a pretty fast taper.  I took .5mg for four weeks in January.  My doctor advised just stopping it, but based on some of my reading and a previous bad w/d experience I decided to taper.  So, I've been tapering pretty fast over the past three weeks.  Last night I dropped from ~.1mg to .0625.  I'm dry cutting so my doses aren't exact.  I make sure that the current dose is smaller than the previous if I make a cut.  Today I [...] tremors, headache, muscle soreness.  Most symptoms don't seem to last more than a few days except for insomnia and tinnitus which [...] been constant.  I'm going to continue at the schedule that I've set and finish in three days. I don't want to taper longer than I've been on klonopin.  Originally I planned to do 7 days at .125 and then jump.  I've altered it a bit and make a few more smaller cuts and will jump at .03 next week.
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[Buddie]

Re: Under .125 Klonopin Club
« Reply #42 on: February 21, 2018, 12:51:52 am »
[...]- that sounds very reasonable.  That's so crazy you took ativan as needed but went through withdrawal anyways.  I used to take up to 1mg of klonopin extra, above my 2.5mg dose, as needed, and now I can't even come off of .085mg?  It's just so crazy. 

[...]-  Welcome! That does sound like a fast taper.  How are you feeling?

I [...] been at .085mg now for 10 days and I'm sort of stabilizing.  I [...] a dentist appointment tomorrow and I'm very excited to get that over with and [...] my tooth not hurt anymore when I chew my food.  I'm not sure when I am going to cut again.  After 10 days of holding, I don't really feel all that different.
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[Buddie]

Re: Under .125 Klonopin Club
« Reply #43 on: February 21, 2018, 01:14:20 pm »
Hi [...]-

I'd been doing OK up until yesterday.  I wasn't too bad during the day with upset stomach and some anxiety, but last night was pretty bad.  I've been struggling with insomnia and last night only got 1-2 hours of sleep.  I took a couple of doses of zzquil but it didn't help.  I was alternating being sweating and having the chills and also [...] skin burning/tingling. 

I had trouble finding the right way to taper with my 4 week use.  I had recommendations everywhere from a shorter than 3 week taper to using the ashton method.  I was also advised to taper less time than my original use.  My doctor said to just quit or use half a pill every other day and then quit.  So, I put my three week plan out there on the board and had positive response.

I was planning on finishing tonight.  I'm dry cutting so I'm not exactly accurate with my dosage, but I think that I'm on .03 now.
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[Buddie]

Re: Under .125 Klonopin Club
« Reply #44 on: February 22, 2018, 01:38:30 pm »
Well I'm still on this .085mg.  I sort of think this hold is doing nothing since I don't feel any different.  It's so hard to make plans around a taper.  UGH.  I want to go and see my parents and help my Mom out in two weeks.  It will take a six hour drive to get there.  I just really don't want to be feeling anxious the whole drive or sick or anything nasty. 
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[Buddie]

Re: Under .125 Klonopin Club
« Reply #45 on: February 22, 2018, 02:40:32 pm »
Not there yet! But I will be following!
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[Buddie]

Re: Under .125 Klonopin Club
« Reply #46 on: February 22, 2018, 10:05:11 pm »
Hi everyone. I relate to the insomnia! I didnít fall asleep until 6am and only slept two hours yikes. I was supposed to be in a 5 day training but didnít go and now am taking the time off to rest. Green cup I totally hear you about not feeling different after a 10 day hold it can take awhile to stabilize. I went for a long walk and cleaned the house now I am going to lay down and meditate for awhile and see if I can calm my nervous system down. Really glad we [...] this little group who are on a small dose it helps.
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[Buddie]

Re: Under .125 Klonopin Club
« Reply #47 on: February 26, 2018, 01:43:30 am »
Alright, I've cut another .005mg and I'm down to .080mg of k now.  I don't believe I am feeling this cut but on the 3rd day, today,  I woke up and I felt SO ANGRY.  I'm so glad it is a weekend cause I was able to smoke some cannabis and calm down, first thing in the morning.  I don't really like to do this, but I'd rather that, than be so angry. 

I [...] an acupuncture appointment tomorrow and I'm so excited.   Acupuncture is the only thing that really helps with my shoulder pain and I think it helps me get angry less. 
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[Buddie]

Re: Under .125 Klonopin Club
« Reply #48 on: February 26, 2018, 02:41:36 am »
Hi.
Got off my last little crumb of klonopin about 5 or 6 days ago, still on small dose valium,tho.  [...] been incredibly depressed and very bad sleep (the latter probably causing the former and always been my primary problem).  Any ideas?  Not only can't function, not really thinking about functioning... so this is worse...
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[Buddie]

Re: Under .125 Klonopin Club
« Reply #49 on: February 27, 2018, 11:28:00 pm »
Well I [...] no energy anymore and all I want to do is sleep. I can sleep.  OMG!  I can't even believe it.  I think maybe my body is catching up on sleep.  I feel too tired to do anything this week.  I'm supposed to go visit my mother next week and I can't even think about it now.  I feel too tired to do it at all. 
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