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Stoping Clonazepam altogether!


Im on a low dose of 0.5mg of clonazepam for my panic attacks and Iv decided to call it quits after only 3 months of being on them... im now on 3 weeks of being on zolft and im starting to notice a huge change. i was prescribed 300mg of Gabapentin to prevent any withdrawals from the clonazepam... my question is.. should i be having any real withdrawals from the clonazepam knowing its a low dosage and iv only been taking it for 3 months?

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You need to withdraw from them slowly ideally following your doctors instructions. This is because after around 6 weeks they are fully in your system so withdrawing too quickly can still cause withdrawal symptoms after this short a time. Good luck.

Whattodo26 in reply to Hidden

Yes i talked to my doctor and she told me to stop taking the clonazepam cold turkey... the gabapenten should help apparently on day 2 with the medication. And im also on day 2 with no clonazepam.

Hidden in reply to Whattodo26

Ok fair enough. Always follow your doctors advice as they are the experts. It sounds like your new med will stop or certainly help with any withdrawals. I was concerned you were doing it off your own bat that's all. Take care. x

Im on day 3 now without it.. i feel a little off but i expected to feel much worse lol. The only thing i find hard is to sleep thats the only thing thats getting to me so far.. the clonazepam helped me alot at night.

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