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Hello, I am new to the group. I feel isolated with my problem and need a support network to help with what I am going through.
I have severe chronic anxiety and was purchasing clonazepam (Klonopin) illegally as my GP will never prescribe me benzodiazepines again, ever. I became tolerant over time and would often take 2mg four times a day which is severe benzodiazepine dependency. I think the equivalent to diazepam would be 40mg per clonazepam tablet. That is an astounding 160mg comparison per day.
I detoxed cold turkey 1 year ago and I went into hell. I won't list the symptoms and horror I went through.
I told my GP and he referred me to the mental health team. I am seeing a psychiatrist Monday.
Do you thing I will be admitted to a mental hospital for detox. I recently turned 50 years old and have heart failure (dilated cardiomyopathy, ventricular tachycardia + other cardiac issues)
I am wondering if the psychiatrist will admit me for tapering due to cardiac issues or prescribe me diazepam tapering and send me home.
I have 3 tablets remaining and I am still anxious as they stopped working. I know 100% that in about a week I will enter withdrawal hell again. Some of you may say, wait and see what the psychiatrist says on Monday but I am keen to discuss this and be involved in a support group. I keep thinking how she is going to approach this as my consumption is very high and very longterm. I have a tough time ahead and will enter into hell but as the saying goes "If you're going through hell keep going"
I was probably lucky to survive the abrupt cold turkey last year due to the risk of fatal seizures which is the same in alcohol detox.
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