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Hello all

Sorry for the question since you seem to get these questions a lot.

I was prescribed(at my request) 2mg pills of Clonazepam at bedtime eight days ago for panic attacks induced by a traumatic event that occurred about a month ago. The event seemed to cause some kind of panic disorder in me.

He told me to cut the 2mg pills in half and take half at bedtime which i've been doing for eight days. Just read in DETAIL about Clonazepam and have freaked myself out about getting addicted and having withdrawals.

My question is this....can I just stop taking it now...no harm no foul? Or do I need to taper or whatever. Any chance of a seizure from a half a 2mg pill at bedtime for a total of 8 days?


Again, sorry for the question, I'm just scared I got myself into a worse situation and hope I can just stop it now without any effects except the panic/anxiety coming back, which I can handle compared to what I've read about Clonazepam use.

Thanks for your time.:)
i wasn't taking clonazepam but i WAS taking ativan (another benzo) for awhile...
i was REALLY against taking any meds but my anxiety/panic attacks got so bad i was pretty much having them constantly throughout the waking day for the better part of 2 weeks and was bedridden and in hell as a result...

i finally gave in at the urging of doctors and started taking zoloft and ativan...
i read up as much as i could and promptly freaked myself out about the potential side effects, etc... lol
i read that one can become addicted to benzos with regular use in about 3 weeks...
i was on the ativan for a good month and a half, and then, under my doc's supervision, slowly (very slowly) weaned myself off...
fortunately i suffered no side effects or withdrawal throughout my experience taking them so i hope you have similar luck and results...

i know we're not doctors, but some advice my doctor gave me in the past stuck with me when he said we need to weight the benefits against the costs of taking the meds, and in my case at the time, the benefits definitely far outweighed the potential costs, which, as i mentioned, fortunately never manifested anyway...

best of luck in your treatment... :-)





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