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 4  Insomnia Leaves me feeling relaxed and a little loopy, which is a good thing so I can sleep. Some nights it doesn't work for me so I have to take double the dosage, though. Then I wake up feeling groggy the next morning. Overall, works well and better than Xanax. F 18 2 months
0.5 mg
3/27/2014
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 5  sleep disorder 1mg. At night. Hmm, side effects. A great nights sleep, every night. Calmness and a sense of well being. Reduced overall anxiety. This drug, for me, does the job with not negative, but positive side effects! I will say though, if I forget to take it, I feel strange the next day, but nowhere near what others are talking about. Maybey its not the klonopin causing your problems. Sorry you have to deal with that. Am planning on taking for life. M 23 1 years
1mg
3/24/2014

 5  Anxiety No side effects. Horrible side effects from Lexapro, serequel, depakote Very helpful, absolutely no side effects. F 75 18 years
.5 1X D
3/21/2014

 3  aniexty Cough ,sick M 49 1 days
.5
3/17/2014

 5  Anxiety depression Bit forgetful, nothing major... Changed my life, was housebound, Miserable anxiety ridden, panic attacks. This drug let me live again, drive again, shop again. The Naysayers on here are the Abusers of the medication i am bettering. I took at look at benzo buddies, its very Shady sounds like full of addicts. I'm sorry but use the medication as prescribed and you have a life again, least till something better comes along. I was very suicidal till this helped me. I take one a day and oh the joys of living again is indescribable. Please stop giving this type of medications bad names, look at other factors, your life instead of blaming a medication. M 40 6 months
0.5mg 1X D
3/4/2014
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 4  anxiety Sleepiness I take it at night, helps with sleep and I am less on edge all day long. Recommended. Does not render me in a zombie like state like Xanax did. F 29 2 years
.5mg 1X D
2/26/2014
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 5  Anxiety I have had ZERO side effects, I love this stuff! I used to tke it like a couple times a week, now maybe a couple every six months. It calms me down when feeling panicky. F 18 1 years
.25
2/2/2014

 1  For anxiety I began Klonopin '09. I then began to have tinnitus, feel weak & sick & sinus headaches. I went to doctors & they couldn't find anything wrong. I didn't understand. I began to want to just stay home. I lost interest in life - only did what was necessary, for my kids. But, I didn't do fun things with them. Fun became foreign to me. I had become a recluse, that could hardly smile, I had to force it. I took Klonopin as needed every few weeks, then every few days, & just .5 mg. It didn't occur to me that this was causing my symptoms. Until 2013, I found info about Klonopin & it's side effects. I read that you shouldn't just stop it, so I asked to be weaned off. My shrink said to take half a pill for the next few weeks. I did, & within 1 week I was in the ER. I was hyperventilating,shaking, nauseous, & had the worst anxiety I have ever had. I was told it was withdrawals! My PCP reinstated me on .5 mg. But now, to stop the shaking & panic attacks, I have to take it daily! My shrink didn't think it possible to have withdrawals from a low dose. It happened to me. I'm in the early stages of tapering again, by .125 mg. I hope, I won't go through the withdrawals again. I'm okay, just very weak, sickly, sinus headaches & I'm anxious - that's tolerable. I look forward to getting off of this crap. It is not worth it! It's not intended to be taken for more than 2 weeks. I was on it for 4 years! How could this happen? I trust doctors to know what's best. F 39 4 years
.5 mg
2/2/2014

 1  Anxiety 1 days
2/2/2014

 1  Grief Worst nightmare of my life.. 22 months off and still suffering symptoms so severe.. Has disabled me.. Look up benzo buddies.. Should be banned. F 52 5 years
1mg
2/2/2014

 3  Insomnia At 1mg, very hungover the next morning. Hard to get up and to work on time. At .5 and .25mg that was less of a problem but drug didn't work as well for insomnia. Started at 1mg per night due to severe insomnia. It was at a stressful time of life and I also had daily headaches, abdominal pain and a prostate infection. At 1mg it did help me to get 4-6 hours of sleep but never a full night sleep. The next day I would feel very hungover and struggled getting to work on time. Once up and around it got better. However, after 3 weeks on 1mg, I tapered to .5mg for two weeks, then .25 mg for 1 week, then quit taking it due to withdrawal concerns. Withdrawal has been a challenge even at this lower dose for a short period of time. Rebound insomnia occurred at each taper and sporadically... and now that I have been off completely for a few days I'm only getting 3-4 hours of sleep per night. I hope this will pass with time. The drug didn't cause any crazy symptoms for me like some other posts... but did totally snow me on 1mg and was only partially helpful for sleep. But I must say that my sleep problems were so bad at the time that I would have probably lost my job if I had not started the medicine. So it was worth it for me. M 33 2 months
1mg 1X D
1/31/2014

 4  anxiety. stress Dreams to start, not bad. So much stress right now taking care of sick husband, disabled daughter, 92 year old mother and keeping up with normal daily chores and activities. Everything seemed like an emergency it all had to be done NOW. Since starting meds I know it still needs done but without the urgency I slowed down and feel it's. Ok, I can handle the load without being in a panic. I need to take care of me now,, not worry about getting off of them later, geez, priorities for now. F 64 5 weeks
5
1/16/2014

 5  panic disorder I only noticed a little bit of irritability. It helped wonders when I was on it. I have since changed Dr's and had to come off it cold turkey. My anxiety levels are through the roof and I am having heart palptations. Probably from anxiety. F 34 1 years
1 mg 3xday
1/12/2014

 1  Insomnia, Chronic Pain This drug is pure poison. I wish I had read this page before I began taking it. While it worked well initially, I never even thought that my side effects were coming from this medication. I have no idea why I did not research it as I have done my other medications. Memory loss was the first sign something was wrong. I was tongue tied all the time and conversations were awkward because I forgot the word I was trying to say and my brain worked faster than my mouth but I still got stuck on common words that I could not remember. Forgetfulness was terrible. I could not remember where I put anything. SEVERE procrastination, I did not care if anything got finished or not. Confusion, cognitive problems, depersonalize, no emotion, I don't give a shit attitude, lethargic, tremors/myclonic jerks, muscle weakness, mental fog, sever moods swings Dr. Jekyell-Mr. Hyde syndrome. Insomnia, fatigue, emotional numbness, headaches, heart palpitations, weight gain, no motivation and procrastination. I w My life stopped when I began taking this drug. It was not obvious at the beginning but as time went by it became obvious to everyone that something was wrong with me. This drug damages your bran and I think it is irreversible. It took me 8 months to get off of this POISON and things have not returned to normal. I am no longer the person I was before taking this drug. This drug took "me" away and all that was left was the shell of the person I used to be. I ruined every single relationship I had, my family, my friends and loved ones could not tolerate my highs and lows. Especially when I promised to do something and then had no idea why they were mad at me and they did not believe that I had no memory of that discussion. Then my moods swings were so bad that I scared people, especially when I became angry. Benzos change the receptors in your brain and you are no longer the same and never will be. This drug should be taken off the market. I have never had problems getting off of medication but this one put me on my ass. I was so suicidal that I knew I would kill myself, it was just a matter of time. I did not know who I was anymore and I did not like who I became. I had to be hospitalized to finally detox off this medication and then it became a mental health issue. After I got off this medication my memory loss did not return to normal. I think I have brain damage and neurological test show that I have noticeable cognitive impairment and memory loss.PLEASE IF YOU DO F 47 10 years
4 mg 1X D
12/29/2013
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 4  chronic anxiety/for sleep no adverse side effects Klonopin is a popular and interesting drug. Doctors prefer it over other, more quick-release benzos in particular because it lasts longer, and therefore, one would think it to be less addictive. Maybe so, maybe no, but the body and mind habituate to it in no time. I was always on a rather hefty dose of Klonopin for a long time. Anywhere between 6-11 mg a day in fact. At first, even for the first several years, it did the trick for insomnia and generalized anxiety, but after 7-8 years, even 6+ mg began to render itself ineffective. Primarily, the problem with Klonopin contrasted with other benzos is that while it lasts the longest (12 hours), it takes a full hour, that is, 60 whole minutes before one begins to feel its effects. For someone with panic disorders and poly-anxiety disorders, like myself, this simply doesn't cut the mustard. If one has panic attacks in particular, along with chronic anxiety, I highly recommend Xanax, Xanax XR, or Valium over Klonopin. But it did the trick longer than any of those others for me so far, so I did give it a 4 out of 5. M 28 8 years
2 mg 3X D
12/27/2013

 3  It helped when I needed it .50 mg twice a day it made me really calm and tired the first few months. Then it made me feel irritable and more anxious. I've taken Ativan and xanax in the past. At this point I'm only on klonopin because I don't want to get withdrawal symptoms but I'm going to try to ask my doctor how to taper. I wish I never told my doctor I felt anxious because honestly my anxiety was easier to control before taking anything. F 28 1 years
.50 mg
12/26/2013
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 3  insomnia/anxiety It helps me sleep well, but the next day, approximately 15 hrs. Later, i become so sleepy that I have to lay down/ go to bed. I quit taking it for a week and did not have these spells. I would like to know if anyone else has had this problem, please. F 52 1 months
3 mg
12/22/2013
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 5  anxiety If I take too much I get a little sleepy the next day. Works great for anxiety. I only take .5 before bed. It helps me relax and get to sleep. If I can't sleep I'll take an extra pill and I fall asleep. F 32 7 years
.5 1X D
12/19/2013
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 5  Restless Leg Syndrome None Great drug. I read the other comments and wonder if some of these folks have co-morbid psychiatric issues that would be better helped with an old school, low side effect SSRI such as Prozac. I've had to go off Klonapin for 3 pregnancies and never had a problem titrating off. If a medication is destroying your life, STOP TAKING IT and get a new doctor if they disagree. It's your body... F 43 12 years
1 mg 1X D
12/17/2013
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 1  Panic Attacks Worked real well when first started. No side effects M 68 10 years
3mg
12/17/2013

 1  Insomnia While taking the 2mg dosage at night I did not think I had many bad side effects but then went to 5mg and this medicine almost killed me I discovered that this medication caused severe memory loss - I would do things and have absolutely no memory of doing it, severe cognitive impairment, irrational thought and actions, confusion, heart palpitations, severe mood changes - the time I was on it have been a blur. I have been suicidal with irrational thoughts and actions. Very sudden changes in my mood and behavior. I would be fine one minute and throwing a temper tantrum the next. The worst part is not remembering things that I said or did. I wrote letter that I do not remember writing, talked to people and later had no memory of even seeing that person or what I said. I had no impulse control and from what my family has told me I acted like a crazy lunatic. I lost friendships and my own son will not let me see my grandchildren because I have acted so irrational. I was a different person Getting off this medication was pure hell, I literally thought I was losing my mind. I had terrible mood swings, headaches, and felt at times that I was unable to sit still. I had to have something moving at all times. I had to tap my foot or swing my arms. It was like I had ants in my pants, that creepy crawly feeling all the time. I think I was more irrational trying to get off this medication that I was while on it full strength. Please if you are considering taking this medication, check out the side effects and read the hell that some of the people on this site have been through. My advice is to never take this medication unless you want to ruin every single thing in your life. I have relationships that can't be fixed, I lost everything I loved, my marriage, my son and grandson, my job, friendships and all self-respect that I ever had for myself. I almost killed myself on several occasions. The temptation to kill myself was so great that I had myself committed which was the worst thing I could have done. Three days in hell and I would not wish anyone to go through what they put me through in the psyc ward. It took 6 months to finally come off of this medication completely. I have been off of it for 3 months now but the damage to my family and everyone I loved has not been not been repaired. I do not know if my son will ever let me see my grandson again. Right now I have supervised visits with him but hopefully someday I can prove to my son that I am okay and not the cra F 54 2 years
4mg 1X D
12/8/2013
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 4  Anxiety I only take it as needed. Sometimes I will go three months without it. Sometimes I will take it ever night for six weeks. No side effects except I have to be very careful not to get hooked on it. It can make me sleepy too. F 34 7 years
.25
12/7/2013

 1  as a tapering method after Ativan IT'S BEEN A LIVING HELL. I'm on a slow taper (was originally on Ativan, but have switched to liquid K to taper because of K's longer half-life). Was originally prescribed Ativan for anxiety after an emergency medical situation and subsequent PTSD. No doctor ever explained the problems associated with benzo pills. I didn't take it every day, so I naively thought I wouldn't be hooked. And I believed in my doctors. One day while out walking, I felt like I was having a stroke. I was extremely dizzy, couldn't walk straight, and had to hold onto something for awhile. After it happened again, I realized I was addicted after searching online. My doctor refused to help me taper and instead told me that I needed to see a psychiatrist and be on Paxil. I've been going through an online program to taper slowly from K, and even with the slow taper, it's been hell. I cannot believe that doctors are SO DAMNED IGNORANT about these dangerous drugs. The least they could do is warn people about the many t F 61 5 months
.5 mg. 1X D
12/2/2013
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 5  anxiety, insomnia, nervous Some days tired and some days motivated. Always in a better mood. Since taking this I can now rode add a passenger in a car, I can fly and I don't take my 3 kids and 2 100lb dogs in our 3x5 bathroom during every rain storm now. I can sleep and I don't get angry over silly things. F 27 1 years
.5
12/1/2013

 3   1 days
11/21/2013

 5  insomnia because of tinnitus I had no side effects at all. Sometimes a little blurred vision. Helped me a lot with in my insomnia and anxiety. When tempering with this drug it's quit easy, Iowered my dose 1 time a week with 0,5mg. M 31 3 years
2mg
11/20/2013
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 1  menieres disease I'm having horrible insomnia. Ivr been off klonopin 5 months. I lierally go a week at a time without sleep. Am I gonna die F 58 10 years
20
11/19/2013
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 3  Anxiety None F 30 4 years
6mg day
11/14/2013

 1  withdrawal from lyrica First week helped my shakes/anxiety from lyrica withdrawal a lot. Then came the WORST psychotic dream you could imagine. Only it felt real. I dreamt I was sleeping on couch with my dog and cat. (Which I was. Dog had surgery so I wanted to keep an eye on him.). I dreamt mt 13 yr old cat had kittens, they were stuck in the couch, then they were gone, I got up with horrible scratching, to find baby kittens scratching me inside my pajamas, then I opened the freezer and found someone had put the kittens in plastic containers, no lids and froze them to death. Yeah, seriously. I've NEVER in my life experienced anything like this! Now my anxiety and shaking is through the roof! This is sick! And the rheumatologist asked me if I'd rather go back on lyrica because I have such a hard time coming off. That was horrible too! Shook like I had Parkinsons, speech problems...now I'm just psychotic. ..great. Pharmaceuticals are killing me! I never should've gone to the rheumatologist for my fibro ever! I'll take the pain anyday!! I'm seriously afraid this crap is going to kill me. I'm used to being able to go out and work and plow through anything head on. Now I'm afraid prescribed meds will kill me. F 47 8 days
.25
11/13/2013
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 1  Nighttime panic attacks/anxiety Do NOT take this drug!! I was taking it because I was on Xanax (GREAT) medicine by the way, but it would NOT last me all night so my doctor said klonopin sometimes works better and lasts longer. I figured ok I took Canax I was trwat and Klonopin is in the same family let me give it a try (DONT) Side effects for me were: at first about 30 minutes after taking it (maybe 30 minutes in I felt relaxed very short lived ) I was EXTREMELY tired, but made my panic shoot through the roof, heart felt faster, mind racing, and every time I put my head on the pillow It would not allow me to sleep (which got even worse for the next 24 hours then pretty much FINALLY started to wear off) it was the worst experience of my life! I do NOT recommend it that said EVERYONE is different just PLEASE talk to your doctor and ASK questions! I will NEVER take this drug again...EVER! Good luck! F 18 1 days
0.5mg
10/28/2013
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 5  Anxiety attacks In the beginning I would feel "sluggish" and would probably sound like I was drunk, but that all stopped after the few week or two. No side effects now, other than mild drowsiness. I am still able to drive/work without any issue. But if I lay down for awhile I might fall asleep. Switched to this after not getting much relief from Xanax, and my anxiety became much more manageable. Even at 0.5mg, it takes effect pretty quickly. I can take one at night to relax and fall asleep better - but generally if I take it during an anxiety attack, I only feel mildly tired, not enough to interfere with my ability to function. And it definitely makes me feel calmer. F 27 2 years
1mg 1X D
9/19/2013

 2  Anxiety Yuk depression like no other, stopping tomorrow had enough rather have a panic attack thanks, I feel like i got dementia. AVOID M 45 3 months
0.5 1X D
9/12/2013
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 1  Grief Depersonalization, Derealization, Disassociation.. After tapering for six weeks.. Considered a cold turkey. Extremely symptomatic 17 months bedridden.. To many symptoms to list.. Poison.. Should be banned and illegal. F 52 5 years
1mg
9/8/2013

 1  PTSD, panic disorder, anxiety Interesting that the length of time taking the drug only goes to 10 years. I was RXd this med for 18 1/2 years, never too more than rxd and never abused it. At 14 yrs my mental and physical health declined rapidly. This drug almost killed me many times. I have lost my profession, my family, my health, and my dignity and I owe it all to Klonopin and the doc that prescribed it. F 55 10 years
1-8 mg/day
9/8/2013

 1  Just a normal reaction to divorce The length of time given to choose from was not enough. I was on this garbage for over 31 years and still now going through a horrible withdrawal all alone from the effect that the side effects had on me. Nobody can expect a spouse to stay with someone who becomes so sick they can't look after themselves. I nearly died from the side effects. Was dx with every syndrome under the sun. All a bunch of garbage. Down as low as I am now all these sxs lumped into syndromes are completely gone except for feeling extremely exhausted from the two plus years I've spent withdrawing. Everyone I knew wants nothing to do with me now even tho I'm a different person completely. I don't blame them. The withdrawal itself is horrific and the memories of what these did to me haunt me everyday. I literally have no one left in my life, even my children. I spend my days using coping techniques to get throught the withdrawal. That's EVERY day! (with 2 more years to go). My nights are fraught with sleeplessness from withdrawal that no one seems to want to admit exists. Hence now the physical health is being affected tho not nearly as bad as when I was on the full 12 mg. This drug destroyed me, my soul, any relationship I had (just now signing papers for divorce I don't want)and left me struggling to start a whole new life alone. Can't say enough about how bad this drug is. After every cut, when I stabilize, I have no anxiety, no depression, none of the crap that sent everybody running F 58 10 days
12mg
9/7/2013
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 1  My doctor prescribed it Still sick 21 months since cessation after a year long slow taper. Unable to work. I am merely existing, and not very well. It binds to and damages GABA-a receptors leaving you in an agonizing hyper-sensitive state, possibly for many years after discontinuing the drug. It is the most horrific discontinuation syndrome I have ever known. You may not get as sick as me. But you should know the possibility to get this unthinkably ill is there with this one. So heads up. M 34 7 years
1 MG 4X D
9/7/2013

 1  muscle tension in my neck Worked great at first, but I was never warned that long-term use can damage your central nervous system. This drug has completely destroyed my life. If I could rate it less than zero, I would. F 49 10 years
1-3 mg
9/7/2013

 1  Insomnia I am severely brain damaged from this drug that I cannot even fill out this form appropriately with all the details. This drug creates inhuman suffering that goes on for years and years and years even when you come off of it. Deep, deep nerve pain that is non-stop. I don't know how I'm alive. F 58 14 years
1.5 mg 1X D
9/6/2013
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 5  Panic, anxiety, insomnia I have had no bad side affects. After the death of my husband I was given .5 mg tablets of Klonopin and told to take 3 of them a day for panic, anxiety or sleeplessness. For about six months I did take 1.5 mg a day and was able to squash the worst panic attacks or get a good restful night's sleep. Then I decided to taper down on the amount I was taking, which I did with the only side effect being a few nights of restlessness and body aches. For the last year and a half I have taken the drug infrequently, for episodes of panic or when I have a racing mind at night. I just did home hospice for my mother, and after she passed I started taking .5 during the middle of the day for anxiety. I have never felt addicted to Klonopin, it has never been hard to stop taking it. I do feel good knowing I have a supply if I have a few bad days. Because I take it intermittently, the very low dose still gives me full benefit. During the six months I took it daily, I noticed no reduction in effectiveness at the 1.5 mg daily dose. Thank goodness for this drug. It has gotten me through some very rough times. This is the first drug of this type I have ever used in my life and I am very grateful for it. When I have mild symptoms I try other techniques to settle myself down, but when nothing else works .5 Klonopin really helps the hell that is panic and anxiety. F 58 2 years
1.5 1X D
9/5/2013
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 3  Anxiety forgetfulness, vague, if i stop heady feeilng more Anxiety Is ok but stopping is a bitch! any ideas luckily only .25mg Need the best way to stop swap to Valium or go CT. M 45 90 days
.25 1X D
8/25/2013
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 3  Insomnia, chronic pain, migraine I had to seek professional help to get off Klonopin and an now 17 days without and feel like crap. My entire body is in knots, I feel detached from my extremities, I feel like taking the pills again, but I know I must get through this. I started with Ativan, Valium and Xanax and eventually was prescribed Clonazapem. My advice, don't take Benzos. F 41 9 years
6 mg
7/31/2013
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 4  anxiety panic ATacks I felt on top of the world.. I couldn't do no wrong .. which is a false since of securty .. I was addicted .. after stopping cold turkey I was on 6 mg a day .. I have short term memory loss , slow responses, and can't get a job ... stay away from it !!!!! F 53 8 years
2 mg
7/14/2013
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 1  Anxiety Slothing, Mood swings, forgetfulness, Impulse purchasing. Yeah flush them, the piper comes eventually, just a bandage to your wound, You wont die from Anxiety you will from Klonopin or loose aspects of your life. Taken as prescribed not abused yet still felt this way, don't give me none of this Miracle BS. I tell it how it is. Try talking instead of popping it helps really does! M 45 60 days
0.5 2X D
7/7/2013
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 4  Anxiety and Depression Calm feeling, not the quick "downer" like xanax but longer acting and a more stable relaxed feeling. Be careful with disconuing this medication...I withdrew too quickly and paid the price for 2.5 months before I felt semi-normal again. If I was rating this medication on withdrawal symptoms I would have given it a "1". But with the benefit of hindsight this drug helped me through some very difficult periods. After 4 years I was ready to quit and I did. But I believe I tapered too quickly...went down from 4 mg (4 years) to 1 mg in just over a month with the help of Neurontin. Then I did 1 mg for 1 month, to zero. The side effects are quite horrible...felt like my skin was crawling, major insomnia, mental cloud and very bad tinitus...but after 2.5 months I turned a corner and was 90% back to normal. It's been 1.5 years since I took Klonopin and I'm just fine now. So, pls take as prescribed and if you happen to be on a long-term regiment, be sure to taper off very slowly...although the horrible withdrawal symptoms ironically served me well because I have no temptation to use these pills again. If a bottle of 100 were in my lap I would throw them out. yes, that chapter is over. M 36 4 years
1 mg 3X D
6/26/2013
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 5  anxity, stress I take the klonopin once daily (at bedtime) and it helps me relax so I can sleep. I have racing thoughts. but with the klonopin, that has stopped. also if I am having some issues with anxiety during the day one tablet will calm me and help me not go into panic mode. Have been taking klonopin for over a yr now with no side effects. and much success. I take the klonopin once daily (at bedtime) and it helps me relax so I can sleep. I have racing thoughts. but with the klonopin, that has stopped. also if I am having some issues with anxiety during the day one tablet will calm me and help me not go into panic mode. Have been taking klonopin for over a yr now with no side effects. and much success.--- also taking 200 mgs of Lamictal once a day (bedtime) for Bi-polar disorder- no side effects, and is a life saver! no cycling. been stable for a while now. and so much happier. F 42
0.5 1X D
6/25/2013
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6/24/2013

 5   F 63 1 days
6/24/2013

 3  Anxiety This med generally helped with my anxiety. However, do NOT stop suddenly. Talk with doctor about tapering down the dose to come off. The withdrawal symptoms are horrible and debilitating. For 3 months after quitting cold turkey I had intense mood swings, heart palpitations, worsened anxiety, and nausea. Please be careful coming off this drug. F 23 1 years
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6/10/2013

 4  GAD, fears, DEPERSONALIZATION THE ONLY SIDE EFFECT I KNOW IS, ONCE YOU POP U CANT STOP, IF YOU ARE LONG ON IT, BEWARE OF GETTING OFF, THAT IS WHY I HAVE IT 4 NOT 5 VERY HELPFUL, HELPED DURING MY DIVORCE AND WHEN MY KID GOT DIAGNOSED WITH CANCER M 33 6 years
2MG 2X D
5/24/2013

 1  Mild Anxiety Increased anxiety, blurred vision, heart racing, body aches, hot and cold sweats, indigestion, paranoia, obsessive anxious thoughts, lack of self control I have been off of Klonopin for 5 years now and wanted to come here to tell everyone struggling it DOES get better. You can feel better again but don't give up if you are coming off of this stuff. Minutes felt like hours, I got every side effect in the book because my doc did a cold turkey on me. I prayed to the Lord to take me to Heaven as I felt I could not bear it. Then the days started getting better, I saw progress little by little and now I can say I am much better and benzo free. I do notice some slight memory issues and side effects from time to time and am not on any other medications, I will not even take an Aspirin anymore, but I feel so much better. I used to think it was the best medication ever but then got sicker and getting off was horrible. I am praying for everyone here because I totally empathize. Please seek God and know, it does get better I mean it with all of my heart. F 28 3 years
.25 1X D
4/30/2013
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 1  anxiety paradoxical anxiety, memory problems, caused insomnia, depression At first helped me relax and sedating but slowly built tolerance and caused nightmarish problems M 44 8 months
2 mg 1X D
4/24/2013

 5  Panic attacks Sleepiness, so calm. 14 reviews for this drug, all on April 8, and all with a rating of 1. Sounds kind of fishy. Anyways, love this medicine, but take it sparingly! Your memory is affected by this drug. You also get addicted very easily, even if you're just taking it as the doctor tells you. But it works wonders. F 23 2 years
1mg 1X W
4/20/2013

 4  Anxiety Extreme exhaustion. Foggy feeling. Nothing else so far. Has done wonders for anxiety. Panic attacks ended within 30 mins of taking pill. Downside is the exhaustion almost hate to take it cause I know I will have a hard time staying awake. F 24 5 weeks
1mg
4/13/2013

 2  Anxiety I wanted a longer acting anxiety medication & since this has 36 hr half life thought I would try it. First night I took the 1/2 mg & had some pretty disturbing dreams & very real feeling. Each time I'd wake up from them so sleep was interrupted all night. I also didn't feel right on it so second night went with 1/4 mg & more dreams plus sweats & felt awful all night. It's a very strong medication & I'm sensitive to meds so that could be why. Lorazepam is much more mild but short acting. Not sure how people take higher doses if klonopin & function. Anyway, maybe after a time dreams & side effects would go away but not going to try. I can imagine it would be a nightmare to get off this stuff. Good luck F 60 2 days
.05
4/12/2013

 4  Anxiety forgetfulness, insomnia a little, good god you tried to stop this even after 4 weeks, my guts are ripped inside out. I have to fight of any cravings for another. Yes helps Anxiety but coming of is pure hell on earth M 44 4 weeks
0.5 1X D
4/9/2013
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 1  Anxiety Brain fog, anxiety, heart palpitations, diahrea, constipation, dizziness. M 51 8 months
0.5 mg
4/9/2013

 1  Insomnia I gradually lost control of my emotions on this addictive drug and didn't even know it. Coming off it has been hell on earth. Go to benzobuddies.org and read the stories about this drug and how it has ruined lives. F 58 7 years
1 mg 1X D
4/8/2013

 1  anxiety and insomnia I was not informed that if you stop taking Klonopin you can have very serious, life-threatening withdrawal. I stopped taking it cold turkey and experienced tremors, nausea, feelings of vibration all over my body, and hallucinations. F 33 6 years
2mg 1X D
4/8/2013

 1  Anxiety sleep horrible side affects, anxiety increased, suicide thoughts, body pain Never take this drug for more than 2 weeks, very additive and difficult to get off of. F 56 1 years
.5 mg 1X D
4/8/2013

 1  Anxiety This drug is evil incarnate. It utterly destroyed my life. I was in a wasteland for years before figuring out it was this horror drug. I have been housebound for 4.5 years after a too quick taper and c/t from .3mg. I was bedridden for six months and mostly bedridden for three years after that. I had up to 40 w/d symps that tried to kill me. I sustained systemic functional brain damage and CNS damage and have been living in the seven circles of Hades. NEVER take this poison. It's illegal to take for more than a month in other countries. It's 20x more powerful and destructive than Valium...and that created a nightmare in the 60's. Got anxiety? Avoid this like the plague...it will make your original anxiety seem like a day at Disney. Treat your fears with a) counseling b) God c) GOOD supps like True Hope d) stop your addictions e) get tested for hormone/virus/bacterial infection/sugar/insulin resistance/thyroid. STAY AWAY from this drug! Utterly EVIL. F 40 7 years
.5 1X D
4/8/2013
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