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Time to get off klonopin
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    5 years ago I got off Xanax, I was out of control and always running out, I know what withdrawal feels like and eventually had to detox in a hospital setting, they got me off the Xanax in 3 days by switching me from what was probably 6 mg or more Xanax a day to lamictal (anti epileptic and mood stabilizer) and .5 mg klonopin a day. Well over the years my klonopin dose raised to 3mg/day. I dont want to be a slave to these pills, just detoxed from opiates and feel somewhat ready to detox from benzos. My lamictal dose was raised and I just started taking Wellbutrin but I have been taking an extra klonopin or 2 to help with my opiate withdrawal. I feel addicted to the higher dose, my 3mg don't seem to have any effect anymore. I had read you should lower your dose 5-10% each week. These pills are so tiny I don't know what my taper plan should be. I'm not ready to tell my doctor and want to give my other meds a chance to start working. Any advice on the specific doses/mgs I should be taking during my taper from 3-4 mg/day?

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    Quote Originally Posted by Tidalwaves357 View Post
    5 years ago I got off Xanax, I was out of control and always running out, I know what withdrawal feels like and eventually had to detox in a hospital setting, they got me off the Xanax in 3 days by switching me from what was probably 6 mg or more Xanax a day to lamictal (anti epileptic and mood stabilizer) and .5 mg klonopin a day. Well over the years my klonopin dose raised to 3mg/day. I dont want to be a slave to these pills, just detoxed from opiates and feel somewhat ready to detox from benzos. My lamictal dose was raised and I just started taking Wellbutrin but I have been taking an extra klonopin or 2 to help with my opiate withdrawal. I feel addicted to the higher dose, my 3mg don't seem to have any effect anymore. I had read you should lower your dose 5-10% each week. These pills are so tiny I don't know what my taper plan should be. I'm not ready to tell my doctor and want to give my other meds a chance to start working. Any advice on the specific doses/mgs I should be taking during my taper from 3-4 mg/day?
    Tidal - it is important to take your kpin at the same time everyday! You should be okay tapering 10% every 5-7 days. You can adjust your taper depending on how you feel?

    Google search "The easiest way to taper Xanax, or any other benzo" (hughes12) for info on how to shave down the pills for tapering. You can also search for "water titration benzodiazepine"...

    I hope this helps? Slow and steady wins the race when it comes to tapering benzos! Good luck and keep us updated? God bless us all!

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