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SeeingWhatIs
24-11-05, 13:37
Hello.

I've been taking clonazepam (under the brand name landosil) for over three years. I know that I am addicted to it now. My dose has just been over the effective rate (don't know in mg.s since landosin is different). I tried to ween off it once and nearly lost my mind. How am I ever going to be able to get off it?

Thanks,
Philip

Meg
24-11-05, 14:31
Sort out the the smoking first Philip and then turn your attention to this .

The way forward when you get there, is to take it down in the tiniest increments possible and stabilize there before taking it down any further.


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florence
25-11-05, 10:14
Hi Philip

Yes, three years is fairly a long time.


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Probably because you did it foo fast. I went thru the same last year, horrible huh.

You will be able to get off it, you just need time... Slowly and gradually by reducing the dose over a certain period of time that suits you , at your own pace.
Last year I was on Bromazepam ( not available in uk anymore ) , and I stopped suddenly [:O]. Bad idea! I suffered dreadful withdrawal symptoms.
I was desperate to find some help, so I found a website called www.benzo.org.uk
There I found some good advice and support, been advised to switch to diazepam ( out of all benzos, the easiest to withdraw )...
So I started to withdraw from the dosage of 6mg nightly , and it took me about a year to get to where I am today : taking 2mg only when needed! I can last a week or two without taking any, which is a huge difference!
Like you , I had doubts , wasnt sure if I would be able to stop/ reduce.
I just want to give you some hope, if I did it , then so can you :).
All the best of luck with it.
Regards.
Florence.

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