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    reducing clonopin

    Hallo there

    I've been on 1mg of clonopin about 6 weeks along with other meds and doing OK
    is it safe to knock say 0.25mg off?I don't intend to come off completely yet. Psych has left it up to me

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    Re: reducing clonopin

    Hi,
    I'm on the same dose trying to get off 1mg of klonopin. I've been on it a lot longer though since jan 2017. I started reducing by a quarter of a tablet at a time with only minor issues. It wasn't till I got down to 0.25mg that I experienced bad withdrawals. Everybody's different though but you have only been on it for six weeks so you should be ok.

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    Reduce by quarter of a tablet at a time. I'd lower the dose once a month. The withdrawal symptoms can be really unpleasant, but push through them because the sense of accomplishment for coming off Clonazepam is worth the effort.

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    Re: reducing clonopin

    Thanks

    Quarter tab at a time it will be

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    Re: reducing clonopin

    Hi,
    I too am trying to reduce the clonazepam dosage. I take 2MG a day in a addition to Lexepro. Yesterday I cut one of the tablets by a quarter and felt okay. I'm going to do this for a month and gradually take my time tapering off.

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    Slow and steady wins the race, as they say.
    Don't be discouraged by bad days, just ride it out till you've withdrawn completely. The sense of accomplishment is worth it, trust me.

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    Re: reducing clonopin

    Quote Originally Posted by Ethansmom View Post
    Hi,
    I too am trying to reduce the clonazepam dosage. I take 2MG a day in a addition to Lexepro. Yesterday I cut one of the tablets by a quarter and felt okay. I'm going to do this for a month and gradually take my time tapering off.
    I'm really pleased to hear this, Ethansmom.

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    I felt anxious just reducing the dosage yesterday and the day before. I'm guessing a lot of this is in my mind? The clonazepam is just a band aid for me, just like the propanopolol was. It's the fear of panic that takes over. I read somewhere that you have to ride through the anxiety symptoms to get to the other side. I see my doctor Thursday and will let you know what she says. I'm so depressed :( I needed the clonazepam when I was going through my worst and it really helped, but it doesn't change your thinking. It just helps with the physical symptoms. I will try to keep at it--- CBT.

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    It IS a band aid and taking it on a regular basis will give you more problems than you bargain for. You know what is really the problem here and you are very honest to acknowledge it. You deserve to get better and you will. Physical symptoms cannot harm you but they can scare you rigid. Recognising this and floating through them gives them less power and less control over your every thought. It's not a quick process and far from easy but whatever you can do to lessen the fear will work in your favour. You can do it!

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    I'm trying pulisa, I really am!!!! I need to believe that the physical symptoms can't hurt me. I need to believe it 100%. Just as Claire weeks says in her book.

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