Hello, and welcome to BenzoBuddies! You'll find a lot of information and support here. Most of our members are glad to share their tapering and withdrawal experiences.
I'm sorry you are having a rough time of it, but I do want to emphasize one thing-- benzos should only be taken short term, becoming dependent on them can lead to a withdrawal as bad or worse than what you're going through now.
People have been known to develop benzodiazepine dependency in as little as a few weeks, maybe even less (rarely). According to Wikipedia, klonopin .5 is equivilant to 10 mg valium, though not every source agrees on that number.The Ashton Manual
is an authoritative source on what to expect in withdrawal and recovery. Dr. Ashton is an expert in the field. She describes and explains withdrawal symptoms, and there is also a section with withdrawal/taper schedules.
Members discuss their symptoms on The Withdrawal and Recovery Support Board
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