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can you tell me how long do klonpin withdrawals last?

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Dr. Donald Jacobson
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No simple answer: And lots of internet hysteria surrounds this question. It depends on how long you were on it and what the dose was. It also depends upon the speed of the taper, if at all and whether your brain is able to produce the necessary chemicals to compensate for the withdrawal. Some of what people think is withdrawal is actually the person re experiencing their original anxiety disorder to varying degrees. When i take a person off Klonopin (clonazepam) I am more inclined to lower the higher doses at a fairly conservative rate until the person is down to about 2 mg a day at which point i lower doses down at the rate of 1/8 of a milligram per month so that the person basically has time to recoup and the brain is not suddenly hit by massive withdrawal symptoms. I think thatmuch of what happens in psychiatry to hurt the patient is not so much the starting of the patient on the medication to begin with, rather than overzealous rate of rapid withdrawal from the drug that is generally completely unnecessary. Best wishes.

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A 29-year-old male asked:

I am out of my clonapin, no refills left, and my psychiatrist doesn't have any openings to see him till the 28th. What can I do to avoid w/drawals?

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Dr. Lynne Weixel
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Your GP? an ER?: Make an appt for the 28th AND bring contact info for the psychiatrist (or the Rx) to your GP,Urgent Care or an ER and make your request for enough to get you to the 28th. You are right to be concerned and the psychiatrist should be too. This is a reason to plan ahead. I hope this helps.

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