Experts in Prescription Drug Withdrawal
A unique program to help you withdraw from Clonazepam
Clonazepam is a medium-acting benzodiazepine that has a slow onset and peaks therapeutically approximately four hours after ingestion. Clonazepam has anti-anxiety, anticonvulsant, hypnotic and muscle relaxant properties. Clonazepam has a long elimination half-life of 18-50 hours, but has drawbacks due to paradoxical effects that include anxiety, muscle tension and insomnia.
Like all benzodiazepines, Clonazepam exerts its action on GABA, the primary inhibitory (calming) neurotransmitter that is widely distributed in the brain and throughout the body. One of the purposes of GABA is to control the fear or anxiety that occurs when neurons are over-excited. 40% of the synapses (nerve connection between cells) in the human brain work with GABA, which explains why addiction to Clonazepam can cause such a profound effect on nearly every aspect of life.
As tolerance to Clonazepam occurs, the calming effect diminishes while anxiety increases as the GABA receptors are modified and can no longer control the excitability. Often tolerance is misinterpreted and other medications are added or the dose of Clonazepam is increased in an attempt to calm the system. Chronic use of Clonazepam causes a down-regulation of GABA and it is this action that causes the widespread withdrawal symptoms as the cells become overly excited. Its this hyper-excitability that is responsible for the insomnia, tachycardia, hypertension, irritability, and seizure risk when Clonazepam is too rapidly withdrawn.
Clonazepam can be dangerous to stop abruptly in part due to its anticonvulsant properties. This is of particular concern after long-term use. A slow and gradual taper is recommended to minimize symptoms and eliminate risks.
Clonazepam withdrawal can be extremely challenging if withdrawn too rapidly. Learn how to eliminate interaction items and calm the nervous system to make the Clonazepam withdrawal process much more comfortable.
How Our Clonazepam Withdrawal Program Works:
- Point of Return's skilled team takes a personal approach with every client.
- Unique nutraceuticals helps to reduce symptoms to make Clonazepam withdrawal comfortable.
- Interaction items are eliminated to help minimize Clonazepam Withdrawal symptoms.
- We work with your doctor to taper you slowly.
- Our natural approach to Clonazepam withdrawal provides items to use during stress.
- Withdraw while working, caring for your family, and living life.
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Included in Your Clonazepam Withdrawal Program
*nutraceuticals are used throughout the taper
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Clonazepam side effects may include:
abdominal and muscle cramps, behavior disorders, convulsions, depressed feeling, hallucinations, restlessness, sleeping difficulties, tremors, Klonopin can also cause aggressive behavior, agitation, anxiety, excitability, hostility, irritability, nervousness, nightmares, sleep disturbances, and vivid dreams, abdominal pain/discomfort, abnormal hunger, acne, aggressive reaction, anxiety, apathy, asthma attack, bleeding from the skin, blood clots, bronchitis, burning sensation, changes in appetite, changes in sex drive, confusion, coughing, difficulty breathing, dizziness when standing, ear problems, emotional changeability, excessive dreaming, excitement, fever, flushing, fluttery or throbbing heartbeat, frequent bowel movements, gas, general feeling of illness, gout, hair loss, hemorrhoids, hoarseness, increased salivation, indigestion, infections, inflamed stomach and intestines, lack of attention, lack of sensation, leg cramps, loss of taste, male sexual problems, migraine, motion sickness, muscle pain/cramps, nightmares, nosebleed, over-activity, pain (anywhere in the body), paralysis, pneumonia, shivering, skin problems, sleep problems, sneezing, sore throat, swelling with fluid retention, swollen knees, thick tongue, thirst, tingling/pins and needles, tooth problems, tremor, twitching, upset stomach, urinary problems, vertigo, vision problems, weight gain or loss, yawning
Clonazepam Withdrawal Symptoms May Include:
abdominal pains, aching, agoraphobia, anxiety, blurred vision, body vibrations, changes in perception, diarrhea, distended abdomen, feeling of unreality, flu-like symptoms, flatulence, food cravings, hair loss, heart palpitations, heavy limbs, increased allergies, increased sense of smell, insomnia, lethargy, loss of balance, metallic taste, muscle spasms, nightmares, panic attacks, paranoia, persistent & unpleasant memories, severe headaches, shaking, short term memory loss, sore mouth and tongue, sound & light sensitivity, speech difficulties, sweating, suicidal thoughts, tinnitus, unusually sensitive, fear
What is Clonazepam?
Klonopin (Clonazepam) is a medium acting benzodiazepine derivative that has anticonvulsant, muscle relaxant and very potent anti-anxiety qualities. The half-life is 18-50 hours depending on how it is metabolized by the liver. Clonazepam has a fast onset of action and is classified as a high potency benzodiazepine, used for anxiety and as a second line treatment of epilepsy. It is not recommended for long-term (greater than 10-14 days) due to the development of tolerance for anxiety and the anticonvulsant effects. Some potentially serious side effects may develop, including interference with cognitive functions and behavior. Both physiological and psychological dependence can occur and one third of individuals treated with benzodiazepines for longer than 4 weeks can develop a dependence and subsequent withdrawal symptoms upon dose reduction. High dosage and longer term use increases the risk and severity of dependence and withdrawal symptoms, yet even low dosages can cause dependence. Clonazepam should be reduced gradually to reduce withdrawal effects and other risks.
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People We've Helped
"If you feel trapped by pharmaceuticals like SSRI's and Benzodiazepines please know that there is hope. I am now free of the grip of Ativan and Klonopin. The Point of Return products and staff are the key to reclaiming your life! You can do this. I know because I've been there". -Paul M., (California) Klonopin (Clonazepam), Ativan