1 Year off Klonopin

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Well, today marks my 1 year off the worst drug on this planet. It also marks 13 months off Trazodone.

I went through hell weaning and then post withdrawal.

I took the klon for about 19 months, at a dose of .5 mg. daily, but was dropped to .25 mg when |I started the trazodone. |I took the trazodone for about 15 months, taking 75 mg.

Weaning off these two drugs took about 9 months, but was mainly the trazodone that took the longest. The klonopin I realize now was dropped to quickly.

I am still going through waves and windows, but noticing that the windows are getting longer, and the waves shorter. The windows sometimes feel like I am back to normal, and it is an amazing feeling. The waves.......not so much.

I just never thought this would be such a long process. Today weaning and post withdrawal, it has been 21 months.

Just wanted to share my experience

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    HI his is fantastic news and an inspiration to anyone tapering off this evil drug.

    Well done.

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      Thank you Jackie. It has not been nice. The hardest thing I have ever done. I never thought I would have to deal with this. Doctors do not get it. Family members do not get it. \so \it was just me and myself to deal with this. Family was patient and kind, but it just was not worth talking about it to them. They looked at me like I had 3 heads, And some days I felt that way. Even though I am 1 year post, some days are still pretty bad

      If you are going through this, \I wish you the very best

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      Hi I know. One .reads the same comments time and time again from people. Unless one is going through or been through all this horrific experience of benzos and their withdrawal t is impossible to understand the issues involved. Can you pin point at what point things got better.

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      Gosh, I really can't. It is such a slow nonlinear situation . I had so many symptoms. Some would last weeks, and some days. They would stop but then start back up.

      I am no where healed but I do see progress. Then there is the symptoms that you question if they are withdrawals or something else........

      Just prior to starting to takes these drugs, I started having tachycardia (SVT). I know atleast this has nothing to do with the drugs. This has really been a challenge for me. It causes huge anxiety while being in an episode, and then also wondering when I am going to have another episode. I have had 3 attempted ablations, but always an issue with them, so the ablation did not get completed.

      Where are you in this nasty process?

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    i have been on diazepam for couple of years and its not working well. dr has tried various anti deps to no avail. last one was trazodone i tried for five weeks but felt terrible. i stopped ten days ago and im absolutelty wracked with agitation and anxiety. is this my illness or is it coming off the trazodone? Im having to use up to 10 diazepam a day to get through. psychiatrist suggests i try a tricyclic but im not sure. any thoughts?

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      Hi Ann,

      I am so sorry you are having a tough time. I completely understand what you are going through.

      The agitation and anxiety I know all to well.

      I had so many withdrawal symptoms weaning off and still in protracted withdrawal. The waves and windows daily was very trying. I am now seeing longer windows and shorter waves, but it is still a difficult process. They can switch at any time, so i never know how I am going to feel. Makes making plans difficult.

      Doctors just don't get it. |They just think it is out of your system in 30 days, and all is good.

      Well, it is not all good. I had to rely on closed facebook groups to get through this.

      I had so many withdrawal symptoms. Just a nightmare. The hardest thing |I have ever done in my life........

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    i have been on diazepam for couple of years and its not working well. dr has tried various anti deps to no avail. last one was trazodone i tried for five weeks but felt terrible. i stopped ten days ago and im absolutelty wracked with agitation and anxiety. is this my illness or is it coming off the trazodone? Im having to use up to 10 diazepam a day to get through. psychiatrist suggests i try a tricyclic but im not sure. any thoughts?

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