Anticonvulsants :: Klonopin Withdrawal And Difficulty Sleeping

Sep 3, 2013

I started taking klonopin in 1996, 5mg at night for fibromyalgia. My doctor said that  should get off the medication as it would effect my memory. I am 71 years old. I started withdrawing gradually about 1 1/2 years ago. In May i was down to .25 every 5 days. The doctor said that I could stop taking
the klonopin. I did. My main problem is that I have difficulty sleeping. Most night I go to bed around 10-11pm and by at about 2pm I am awake. The rest of the night i am awake or have very short restless periods of sleep. I work as a tutor and it plays havoc with my day. I take a short nap during the day (about an hour) if I can. I also have unresolved TMJ. I were a mouthguard but it provides only limited relief.

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I’m a student à 21 years old. In two weeks, I will be on exams. It's a very stressful period for me. It’s a period during which I’ve some sleep issues. I’ve some difficulties in order to fall asleep. And when I finally fell asleep, I wake up between two and three times a night.

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TKR :: Difficulty Sleeping - 6 Weeks Post Op

I'm 6 weeks post TKR, my extension is 0 & flexion is 148°, returning to work this week, can only sleep when I take Lorazepam at bedtime. Unable to sleep on my side yet, pillow doesn't help, having to drink Tonic water to get the cramps and spasms away at night and having to cover my scar with a telfa pad so I can cover up with a sheet. I have worked very hard and cried with every PT session, last professional PT session was 2 weeks ago,I'm doing them on my own now, twice a day.Off all medications including all over the counter meds.... What else should I expect when I return to work this week???? Would love to stop the sleep medication..

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I have tried taking herbal sleeping tablets sometimes it helps other times nothing doing.

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Has anyone had their Klonopin stop working? I had antibiotics Augmentin in early June and it stopped my Klonopin from doing any good. It still hasn't started working again and I'm a nervous wreck.

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Anxiety :: Switching From Xanax To Klonopin

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Chronic Fatigue Syndrome :: Sleeping And Not Sleeping Cycles With CFS/ME

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On other days, I just sleep a lot of the time and have a trouble staying awake. Goodness only knows what people think one minute I’m too tired the next I’m saying I can’t sleep

Does anybody have any wisdom on this issue of sleeping and not sleeping cycles with CFS/ME.


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Substance Abuse :: Cannot Live Without The Klonopin Or A Benzo

I'm extremely scared. I signed myself into inpatient to get off from opiates and I was doing well. When they released me however, they wouldn't release me with the klonopin script that I had brought in. When I signed myself in they never told me the rule of them keeping it. So I got out and my anxiety and panic was so bad without the klonopin I didn't know why to do. Mind you I've been on benzos going on six years now. I've never abused them. I ended up going back on opiates because it eased my anxiety. I've also found some benzos to hold me over but tomorrow I'm out. I've been on the phone for three weeks now and had three appointments with my therapist about getting my script refilled. Well because I signed in to inpatient they first had to get those records. They finally did that and I thought the next week I could get my script and get back on course. Nope! Now because I'm going to intensive outpatient they have to talk to them first. Which would be fine if my therapist didn't only work two days a week and keep putting it on hold. I've went to the er as I was told to do and told them everything. They treated me like I was looking for drugs and wouldn't help me. I've made so many phone calls trying to get help that I feel I'm now out of options. No one is willing to help me now that I've tried to get help for my addiction. I'm terrified I'm going to have a seizure and god knows what else. I cannot fully live without the klonopin or a benzo. Without it I'm laying in the house. In bed or on the couch, afraid to even move as I think I will die. Nothing feels right. I feel like I'm in a dream land. I start to see things that are not there. I feel as I'm walking that the floor is moving with me. I cannot even shower as I don't feel steady. I don't know what to do anymore and I cannot find the help I need. I cannot keep living this way. If anyone has any advice please please let me know. Anything would be greatly appreciated.

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Special Needs :: Difficulty In Breathing And Having BP

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General Depression :: Difficulty Doing Anything

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Citalopram :: Difficulty To Breathe

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Allergies :: Difficulty To Speak

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Dysphagia :: Difficulty With Liquids

I am desperate and scared. I've always been a "slow swallower" but a couple of weeks ago things got much worse. I suddenly had extreme difficulty swallowing water. I was drinking a glass full and it made me feel like gagging, I had to stop and spit it out, I could not swallow. Ever since then it is extremely hard to swallow water. Oranje juice is a little easier and solids generally are okay. It is the initiation of a swallow that is hard. The water is in my mouth and I don't just automatically swallow, I have to think about i, it takes about 15 seconds to get a mouthful down. And I feel so much like gagging every time I have water in my mouth. It is worse if someone is in the room with me.

Everything I read points to something bad - ALS, brain tumors, etc. I am crying and crying I am so scared. The doctor doesn't know and won't' rule anything out until I have the swallowing evaluation (barium) and the ENT visit.

Also scaring me into thinking it is ALS is that I have had problems with my voice for several months, hoarseness, can't project, people can't hear me, I always have to repeat myself, I stumble and slur over words..

I'm scared of the swallow test, I read you have to drink 3 ounces of water as fast as you can. It makes me cry to think about that, it will take me 10 minutes.

I am so scared, can anyone give me any reassuring words? Has anyone ever had something like this happen and it wasn't serious?

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