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Hello All,
I am new to posting here and want to ask a question about Klonopin.

I currently take 300mg of Lamictal, 30mg of Cymbalta and have .5mg of Klonopin as needed for anxiety. I take 200mg of Lamictal and 30mg of Cymbalta in the morning around 6am and then 100mg of Lamictal at appx 6 at night. I have been on the Lamictal since last May.

Last week we added the Cymbalta and the Klonopin to the Lamictal on Wednesday and since Sat night I have had very restless sleep. I go to sleep fine but wake up 3 or 4 times a night which is unusual for me because I usually sleep all night. I think it is the Cymbalta that is causing the sleep issues. The Klonopin is as needed and I havent taken any yet so I am wondering if I take 1 of the .5mg of Klonopin would help me sleep?

In the past I have been on Paxil with Xanax (.5mg) and also at a different time Wellbutrin with the Xanax also and every now and then I would take a .5mg of Xanax to help me sleep. This was not very often at all but occassionally. Does Klonopin act like Xanax? I know Xanax has a short span of about 4 hours and I have been told that the Klonopin has a much longer span of hours.

Any information would be greatly appreciated =)
I am very happy to have found this forum :)
Klonopin acts in the same way Xanax does, but it stays in your system longer (or in medical terms, has a longer "half-life").

One word of caution - if you are taking Klonopin on a regular basis, don't just stop suddenly. You could have a siezure if you do. Talk to your doctor before undertaking a discontinuation program. Don't let this throw you off from taking it - I take 2mgs/day and it has helped immensely with my panic attacks. A person just has to be weaned off of it properly once its decided that it is no longer needed.

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