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[Buddie]

Klonopin - Post Jump
« on: February 28, 2022, 11:19:25 pm »
Hello all. I plan to use this thread to track my post jump recovery and healing and hope it may help someone someday.

Quick recap on me. Developed right ear tinnitus in Jan 2020. In August 2020 my ENT prescribed me klonopin for sleep and anxiety. (You can note my taper progression in my signature.)

I only take now 7.5 mirt/remeron, 20 mg melatonin (down from 30 mg), a nasal spray and Allegra.

I am a day over 5 weeks post jump and my main symptoms are:

1. Burning/tingling in various body parts
2. Worst - Head tingling, burning and very highly sensitized skin (kind of like a electrical storm in my head) - onset around 0.060 mg of klonopin
3. Spotty sleep.
4. Ear ringing

Today is rough. I learned a hard lesson. For a highly sensitized CNS do not drink decaf coffee.

My biggest fear right now is the head sensations. They are hard. Hoped to have some improvement by 5 weeks, but not really yet. Have to stay positive and feed of buddies who have recovered.

lesson learned.

thx

seeking



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[Buddie]

Re: Klonopin - Post Jump
« Reply #1 on: February 28, 2022, 11:29:22 pm »
Nice work!!! It'll go away!!! Try to think of your symptoms as a nuisance that you will get used to. Talk them down.
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Re: Klonopin - Post Jump
« Reply #2 on: March 01, 2022, 12:38:37 am »
Nice work!!! It'll go away!!! Try to think of your symptoms as a nuisance that you will get used to. Talk them down.

Kegan, thank you. Would be doing decent if not for the head issues. Definitely a nuisance.
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Re: Klonopin - Post Jump
« Reply #3 on: March 01, 2022, 01:18:02 am »
Like everyone says, it will go away. I Cold Turkey'd Klonopin and my acute was horrible for about 3 months and started getting better. At 3 1/2 months, I was sleeping 8 hrs a night and about 90% healed until month 7 and I went into regular withdrawal and my sleep tanked again and my tinnitus is screaming and burning in my feet and right leg. It's been like that for almost 6 months now and I'm wondering if mine will fade away , but I'm still functioning and working. I have to take Trazedone and Hydroxyzine for sleep. Everyone is different but I'm sure you will start feeling better after acute.
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[Buddie]

Re: Klonopin - Post Jump
« Reply #4 on: March 01, 2022, 11:30:47 pm »
Like everyone says, it will go away. I Cold Turkey'd Klonopin and my acute was horrible for about 3 months and started getting better. At 3 1/2 months, I was sleeping 8 hrs a night and about 90% healed until month 7 and I went into regular withdrawal and my sleep tanked again and my tinnitus is screaming and burning in my feet and right leg. It's been like that for almost 6 months now and I'm wondering if mine will fade away , but I'm still functioning and working. I have to take Trazedone and Hydroxyzine for sleep. Everyone is different but I'm sure you will start feeling better after acute.

Thats the key. "Still functional and working". That helps healing and shows you are used to the symptoms, even if you don't like them.
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Re: Klonopin - Post Jump
« Reply #5 on: March 04, 2022, 08:49:37 pm »
Hello all. Positive thoughts for everyone who is a part of this club!

Today is a rough day.

I am coming up on my 6th week (this Sunday) post klonopin jump from 0.042 mg. Symptoms remain the same. Burning/Tingling throughout my body and pressure and tingling in my head. (It's like I can rub my hand over my forehead and feel the tingling sensations through my head.)  The tingling sensation reverberates through my head into my ears ringing. No real true windows. The head symptoms did not start until I got lower to around 0.060 mg.

Trying to fight my fears (why is this not getting better, have I fried my CNS, you name it, did I jump to soon, did I mess up my taper near the end)
I am also trying to tell myself it's only been 6 weeks and I had the drug in my system for 14 months.

As others have noted acute can last a lot longer.

Still taking Remeron 7.5 mg for sleep plus 20 mg melatonin (down from 30). Sleep is spotty at best. Do not think the Remeron is causing my symptoms. Want off that to but my CNS is so messed up I am not venturing doing that yet.

Trying to still fight the fight...but very beaten down. I think if I got a decent window, I could grab that hope that things are improving.

I will each of the buddies tapering, post taper, and getting ready to taper all the success in their endeavors.

seeking
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Re: Klonopin - Post Jump
« Reply #6 on: March 04, 2022, 11:41:57 pm »
YOU GOT THIS! Today is a bad day (bad week) for me on my taper as well. I'm going to hold. I'm so exhausted I can barely keep my head up, and it's nearly impossible to focus as work. I can host calls and talk ok, but listening in a call to others... it is down right impossible to focus. I'm still working (too much) and plan to a take week off in mid March. Hoping I can hold my taper and make it there.

You are off. This poison is out of your system. Your body is healing. It may not feel like it today, but it is healing. You are doing awesome. 6 weeks free!!! Remember that... you're in the last mile of a marathon. It's uphill and it's hard. But remember the 25 you just ran. And be so proud of where you are and how close you are to the finish line!
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Re: Klonopin - Post Jump
« Reply #7 on: March 06, 2022, 02:04:56 pm »
YOU GOT THIS! Today is a bad day (bad week) for me on my taper as well. I'm going to hold. I'm so exhausted I can barely keep my head up, and it's nearly impossible to focus as work. I can host calls and talk ok, but listening in a call to others... it is down right impossible to focus. I'm still working (too much) and plan to a take week off in mid March. Hoping I can hold my taper and make it there.

You are off. This poison is out of your system. Your body is healing. It may not feel like it today, but it is healing. You are doing awesome. 6 weeks free!!! Remember that... you're in the last mile of a marathon. It's uphill and it's hard. But remember the 25 you just ran. And be so proud of where you are and how close you are to the finish line!

Thank you. I have no doubt you will get there! Just would love to see a little improvement.

Thx Seeking
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Re: Klonopin - Post Jump
« Reply #8 on: March 10, 2022, 10:08:19 pm »
Good day all. This Sunday will be 7 weeks for me having jumped off of klonopin. Today is a rough day with the burning/tingling in body and it seems like every symptom is in my head. Hypersensitive in my head, basically a tingling through my whole head and ringing in both ears. Health palpitations and high blood pressure as well.

This is so depressing. Once again, I thought I tapered pretty well, and my jump has been hell since. I am trying to maintain a positive outlook but need a "window" of hope to push forward.

I feel like I have fried my nervous system and cannot even fathoming living with this head tingling.

I cannot help but to keep questioning everything. Did I taper wrong, should I have not done liquid. Is it the remeron keeping me from healing, is the melatonin screwing me up.

Thoughts and prayers for all.

seeking
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Re: Klonopin - Post Jump
« Reply #9 on: March 11, 2022, 05:19:32 am »
Seeking,

My heart goes out to you!! This is so unfair. You were so diligent with your taper. You should not be suffering like this! I still don't think either the melatonin or mirtazapine would bring on or increase these kinds of symptoms. I just haven't seen it in anyone else, and I've read SO many cases. Of course, I could be wrong, but it sounds like really bad acute benzo withdrawal. It's just lasting a super long time for you and it totally sucks.

Are you thinking about reinstating a tiny bit to see if you can stabilize and then come off even more slowly? Or are you able to keep pressing on as you are until things quiet down? You're almost at the 2-month mark, which is where some folks leave acute. I'm here, supporting you whatever you decide. No one should have to deal with pain like this :(. You are really strong and I know you will get through this. You've already gotten through 7 weeks so you obviously have superhero powers.

Rooting hard for you,
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