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klonopin taper plan look okay?
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    stack1230 is offline New Member
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    Default klonopin taper plan look okay?

    I started benzos. Since late December of this year 2014. Could say. January. So its been a good 6-7 months. I used Xanax and klonopin only. for a good 3-4 months I used Xanax then quick switched to klonopin. My usual dosing has been 1mg for both. for 3-4months of the Xanax was probably .5 mg.

    Currently on 1.5 mg of klonopin and I took that for I would say 3 months straight.
    From the information ive gathered im thinking of doing a .25 mg cut every week till off.
    Does this sound ok given the duration and somewhat low dosing ive been taking? So far ive been tapering im on day 4. so right now im taking 1.25mg klonopin. Havent felt much, just alittle (dizzy at times)... more hungry.. some muscle tension.

    Here is my plan


    X= completed

    .5 .5 .25x Week1
    .5 .5. 25x
    .5 .5. 25x
    .5 .5. 25x
    .5 .5. 25
    .5 .5. 25
    .5 .5 .25
    Week 2
    .5 .25 .25
    .5 .25 .25
    .5 .25 .25
    .5 .25 .25
    .5 .25 .25
    .5 .25 .25
    .5 .25 .25
    Week 3
    .25 .25 .25
    .25 .25.25
    .25 .25 .25
    .25 .25 .25
    .25 .25 .25
    .25 .25 .25
    .25 .25 .25
    Week 4
    .25 .25
    .25 .25
    .25 .25
    .25 .25
    .25 .25
    .25 .25
    .25 .25
    Week 5
    .25
    .25
    x
    .25
    x
    .25
    x
    -off

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    iloerose is offline Platinum Member
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    Stack: Welcome to the boards. Even though you've only been on benzodiazepines for only and close to seven months, it is a good idea to go to your doc and get an anti seizure medication, particularly when you get close to dropping altogether. Although not all people will have seizures, they can occur, even during taper. This is the safe side. Your taper looks fine, but I'd taper farther than the .25 and cut that in half and go to .125. If you have .5mg. pills that will be easy to do. With benzos slow and steady wins the race.

    Peace,

    Iloerose

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    stack1230 is offline New Member
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    Honestly, I don't want to be on another medication, and from what im reading and just common sense is that anti-seizure medication would have other harmful side effects. Im just hoping I can do the dry cut method only. So far im on day 5 of cutting .25mg the first few days was hard now I feel okay for now.. Im at 1.25mg right now .
    Doing .125mg cut next week will suffice better? or should I continue this .25mg cuts every week. Also is one week too short? I heard 10 days is better.
    Thanks for the advice.

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    You can continue to cut below the .125mg. mark if you think it will help you. 10 days is usual and if it makes you feel better do that. Only you know how you feel. Your drops do not have to be set in stone.

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