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... put on a tricyclic antidepressant for the sleep and it works well for that. Since then my memory and processing have improved somewhat. I am not experienced with long term benzo use, but from what I've read, it's not good. ... (2 replies)
... Knowing that long term benzo use and discontinuation could lead to what I've heard described as horrific withdrawals, would you give it up your meds willingly and suffer through the attacks, if you knew it would keep you from having to go through the withdrawals? I've read all the horror stories, I've read how to reduce it gradually to decrease the withdrawal symptoms, but... (5 replies)
... My personal experience was not a pleasent one with Benzo's. I was prescribed Klonapin 3times daily for a year and then i hit a tolerance level and they were no longer effective so i was then prescribed multiple benzo's to use and the problems had only just began, i experienced things i never knew could happen, for instance, sudden onset of food and chemical allergies, severe... (4 replies)

... Anyone take benzos daily long term? ... (4 replies)
... king 1mg Xanax and 2mg Klonopin for about a year now. I really think they are helping me, though, I'm pretty much addicted to them now. I think they are safe for long term use as long as you stay within your prescribed dose and understand stopping the drug will cause withdrawals. ... (4 replies)
... eel I still need this medicine and it helps my anxiety greatly. The problem is I have the memory of a goldfish and I think it's the Klonopin. I've read that with long term use memory effects can be especially bad, can last for 6 months or more after stopping the drug, and could even be permanent. ... (2 replies)
... do people have any advice on how to use Klonopin responsibly and prudently? ... (3 replies)
... I know people who fall on both sides of the debate, some like me who took or still take a benzo for long periods of time without problems and wean off without problems, then there are some who have problems with dependence or tolorance happening fairly quickly. ... (4 replies)
... id my Generalized Anxiety Disorder is quite significant. He did say if the time came and I wanted to wean off he could wean me down and switch to a longer acting benzo like Klonopin. ... (8 replies)
... not to mention side effects like weight gain and hair loss. I'm hoping to just use the benzos occasionally, but if I have to use them everyday, I'm not going to beat myself up about it. It's not my fault my nevous system is out of whack. ... (5 replies)
Off Ativan
Dec 31, 2007
... ause actual withdrawal is technically the time period where the drug is leaving the body but the brain takes alot longer time to recover from the changes regular benzo use inflicts, so withdrawal type symptoms linger for months and sometimes even years, waxing and waning intil they go. ... (5 replies)
... I've had anxiety for as long as I can remember and it's getting worse. ... (1 replies)
... re benzos long term, IMO its best to not take the same dose every day as outr anxiety levels usually vary a lot. ... (3 replies)
... but the long term side effects of Ativan are not as bad as the SSRI group meds. I think the biggest concern is that one can become physically and mentally dependent on it. ... (2 replies)
... Thanks sick man. I do not have severe anxiety, but it's just a nagging problem... i can still go out in public and have anxiety and deal with it. Im glad it's not anymore worse than that i guess. I just have to find something to eliminate it so i can stop worrying about how I'll feel day to day.. etc (13 replies)
... od elevator and is easily researched to be so. I took it as an additive for sleep. I did not like it for that either. Every mental drug is addicting. You have to use what stops the attacts and symptoms. Klonopin is your best choice for long term benzo use and 24 hour duration. Hope you make the right choice the first time. ... (13 replies)
... Have you tried taking an SSRI for your anxiety, saving benzos for the bed days? I take an SSRI every day, and take Xanax as needed, sometimes I will take it every day for a few weeks, other times I might not needit for a few weeks. At the least, an SSRI might allow you to reduce the Klonopin dose (say to 0.5mg 3 x daily) Its certainly somthing worth bringing up with... (2 replies)
... Hi Brando, I've had a very similar situation to Gracicat. I'm on my second go around with Xanax (the first round was about 1 year and the current is about 14 months). I also have been prescribed .25 mg 2x a day and I've ALWAYS stayed there (even when my anxiety was horrible, I wouldn't go above it). The first time weaning off, as Graci said was a slow, uneventful weaning,... (4 replies)
... So what are you doing instead? (4 replies)
... That is my concern about eve starting them. I think they would help me but am very concerned about their high addiction potential, and withdrawl symptoms upon stopping them. Do you feel "drugged" while on them. Greg I've been taking 1mg Xanax and 2mg Klonopin for about a year now. I really think they are helping me, though, I'm pretty much... (4 replies)

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