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Overcoming Klonopin Withdrawal is our Mission
All Benzodiazepines are highly addictive and should only be used short-term (no more than 7-14 days consecutive days). Our clients didn't intend to become addicted to Klonopin but rather were seeking relief from anxiety, insomnia or a multitude of other symptoms. And even with short-term use Klonopin can be extremely challenging to stop. Unfortunately too many have found themselves trapped, needing help to calm the benzo fire.
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.
Abrupt withdrawal of Klonopin can cause seizures, severe withdrawal symptoms and be life-threatening. A gradual dose reduction is recommended.
If you'd like our assistance to taper Klonopin please send our nonprofit a confidential inquiry or telephone tollfree 866.605.2333.
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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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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
What is Klonopin?
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. Klonopin 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. Klonopin should be reduced gradually to reduce withdrawal effects and other risks.
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"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."
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