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Klonopin Withdrawal and Tapering Help
Klonopin (Clonazepam) was brought to market in 1975 for the treatment of epilepsy. Dr. Leo Sternbach, an award winning chemist, helped the Swiss drug conglomerate Roche Pharmaceutical build its U.S. division, after fleeing Europe when the Nazis were threatening to invade Europe in 1941. Sternbach went on to patent 241 drugs, including Valium, and accounted for 40% of Roche's worldwide sales. The use of Klonopin expanded beyond epilepsy and was used for anxiety, insomnia, muscle tension and many other ailments.
The prescribing of benzodiazepines has increased dramatically in the U.S. military with tens of thousands of soldiers returning from combat with anxiety. Unfortunately this trend has caused high rates of benzodiazepine addiction. While the U.S. Government is slow to recognize the dangers, the Lavarack Barracks, a major Australian base in Queensland, Australia has a zero tolerance policy for illegal and prescription drugs and recently dismissed soldiers for using benzodiazepines since they are not prescribed in the Australian military.
Klonopin enhances the neurotransmitter GABA, which is the most common inhibitory, or calming neurotransmitter. Therefore Klonopin has a profound effect on nearly every aspect of the body and brain. As tolerance to the drug occurs, the calming effect diminishes and breakthrough anxiety and extreme excitability occurs. Many misinterpret tolerance for a worsening of anxiety and increase the dosage, only to reach tolerance again. Chronic use of Klonopin, like all benzodiazepines, causes a down regulation of GABA. It is this action that is responsible for the widespread withdrawal symptoms.
Tolerance to Klonopin's anticonvulsant effect occurs frequently and chronic use leads to tolerance for the anti-anxiety properties. One milligram of Klonopin is approximately equivalent to twenty milligrams of Diazepam (Valium), making Klonopin a 'highly potent' benzodiazepine.
Abrupt withdrawal of Klonopin can cause seizures, severe withdrawal symptoms and be life-threatening. A gradual dose reduction is recommended.
Breaking the dependence to Klonopin takes time as rapidly withdrawing can be life threatening and cause debilitating symptoms. If you are dependent on Klonopin, our team of experts can help you with slow titration schedules and calming Nutraceuticals to ease Klonopin withdrawal symptoms.
We have helped people in 73 countries over the last 11 years and we can also help you.
If you'd like our assistance to taper Klonopin please send our nonprofit a confidential inquiry, telephone tollfree 866.605.2333 or get started on our program today.
How Point of Return can Help You
The Point of Return Program is an in-home tapering program that allows you to gradually lessen the amount of Klonopin while also implementing the use of all-natural, calming nutraceuticals to ease symptoms. Klonopin is dangerous to abruptly or rapidly stop and our program is a proven, viable, low-cost option to continue living your life while tapering.
We are prescription drug experts that specialize in Benzodiazepine withdrawals.
How Our Klonopin Withdrawal Program Works:
- Personal experience with Klonopin withdrawal brings a compassion to our guidance.
- Specially developed nutraceuticals allow an all-natural approach to help minimize troubling klonopin withdrawal symptoms.
- Interaction items are outlined so additional Klonpin withdrawal symptoms do not arise. Items like Calcium and Passionflower increase symptoms.
- Klonopin tapering does not have to be frightening. We taper slowly while supporting the nervous system.
- Escape Klonopin addiction to and begin regaining your life today.
Included in Your Klonopin Withdrawal Program
*nutraceuticals are used throughout the taper
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Klonopin 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
Klonopin 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
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People We've Helped
"IAnd indeed, I have been drug free, sleeping beautifully, happy and grateful for two months and at peace in the realization that I have my life back. I attribute this to Point Of Return and the truly devoted people there."
-Catherine K., (Minnesota) Klonopin
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