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Hello -


I started clonazepam July 2018 .5 MG twice a day.  I am joining the forum so I can safely taper off this medication.  I am experience tolerance withdrawal and take the medication only as prescribed.


Also, I've been on gabapentin in varying amounts since April 2017, currently 800 mg per day (200 MG 4x per day).  I want to taper off this as well.


I have PTSD, Panic Disorder and Agoraphobia.


I believe that these medication are now doing harm and are the cause of my anxiety etc and no longer a solution.


Thank you!

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Hello sunnywonderful :hug: Welcome to Benzobuddies!


We are glad you joined our community,  you will get plenty of support here. I am sorry you are struggling with symptoms, it will get better. The rule of thumb is to reduce the daily dose by somewhere between 5% and 10% every 10 - 14 days.  Many need to go slower than this, whatever feels comfortable, the aim is to try to keep symptoms manageable.


I would suggest that you familiarise yourself with the Ashton Manual, It is a great resource for understanding the effect benzo’s have on our body.  It provides tapering and withdrawal information and includes a list of common symptoms 


You will find some very valuable support and information on the forum.  Our members are happy to share their personal experiences with you and support you.. Please feel free to browse the boards and post questions to any of the dedicated threads.


I'll leave you a few links:


The Ashton Manual

Withdrawal Support

General Taper Plans


We have a dedicated board dealing Anxiety issues, I'll leave you links, you can connect with others, you may find something that will help you.




Please take time to add a signature (history of meds/doses etc) it will help members give you relevant advice.  Go to the top of the page and select PROFILE then choose forum profile then insert drug history into the text box and remember to click change profile


Welcome aboard



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