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Clonazepam (Klonopin) protracted withdrawal


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I was taking Clonazepam 3MG per day for 7 months.I was withdrawn too quickly and I now have protracted withdrawal. It's been over three months and the tinnitus is still hissing and fizzing and I feel vey low in mood and have no ability to cope with stress. I have a lot of muscle aches too. Please advise that it gets better. Sometimes I find it hard to believe - it's been going on for so long.
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Welcome to the forum!  We're glad to have you as a new member.  Unfortunately, feeling the way you do is not unusual even months after a quick taper, and I hope you start feeling better soon.


You'll find plenty of information and support here.  Our members have gone through all aspects of withdrawal, and you're likely to see  people who understand what you're going through and can tell you what has worked for them.  For those who are currently tapering, we suggest reducing no faster than 5-10% every 10-14 days, and some taper even slower than that.  One exception: very short-term users of a few weeks or less may be able to taper faster than that.  Having some withdrawal symptoms is normal, especially near the end of a taper and for a month or so after discontinuing the medication.  The most common symptoms are anxiety and insomnia, but these are temporary and will go away in time.


Here are a few links you may find useful:


Post Withdrawal Support Board


The Ashton Manual is an authoritative source on what to expect in withdrawal and recovery.  Dr. Ashton is an expert in the field.  She describes and explains withdrawal symptoms in Chapter III, and there is also a section with withdrawal/taper schedules.


Please take the time to Create a Signature.  This will allow others to see where you are in the process so they can better support you.


Again, welcome!





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