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I started off on a  perscription through my pcp for 0.5 clonazipam  2 xs daily as needed for anxiety, I took that for a maybe a few days and started breaking the .05 in half it made me feel a little drunk and high if that makes sense, so I was spacing them out taking a half of a 0.5 three times a day one at 8 am 12pm and 4 pm, I still felt some anxiety being on this dose and a little brain fogged at times. The symptoms of this never really went away. Recently I have noticed my emotions r flat lined and feeling a little depressed . So I made an appointment with a physchiatrist and she checked my vitamins b12, folate and vitamins b6. And gave me a taper schedule for the clonazipam.  At this point I have only been taking the clonazipam for 5 weeks.  The taper schedule  is as follows take two halves of the .5  daily for seven days then 1 half of the .5 for 7 days then stop. I have been doing alright with this taper until the 3rd day I noticed in increase in my anxiety, I don't know if it is rebound anxiety or the taper? Can anyone give me some insight on this anything would be appreciated...
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Hi  :) Welcome to BenzoBuddies!


I am glad you found us today. My guess your symptoms are from the taper. that is a very rapid reduction.



You might like to check out The Ashton Manual it is an authoritative source on what to expect in withdrawal and recovery.  Dr. Ashton is an expert in the field. 


Please feel free to post to any of the dedicated boards, we have a wonderful community of people here, who will give sound advice. Members have been through all aspects of benzodiazepine use and withdrawal and are more than willing to share their experiences.


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Again Welcome!  :smitten:



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