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I found Benzobuddies through another article and decided to join. I have take Klonopin 1mg as needed for anxiety for 15 years. Have had several times of no use and several times of up to three times a day. I’ve never tapered or felt like I needed to. Currently on day 7 of no medication.im interested in participating in the Benzo discussion and really want to not use this medicine anymore.
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Welcome to BenzoBuddies!  We are glad you decided to join us.  You'll find a lot of support and information on this forum, which is the only one of its kind online. Congratulations on deciding to get off benzos

 

For those starting a taper, we generally recommend starting out at a rate of 5 to 10% every 10-14 days, then adjusting the taper to suit your own needs.  Note: very short term users may be able to taper faster.

 

Withdrawal symptoms, which vary widely but commonly include anxiety and insomnia, often occur during a taper, but these are temporary and will get better in time.  In general, first tapers are easier, but cold turkeys or multiple withdrawals may be more severe and longer lasting.  Here are a few links to get you started:

 

The Ashton Manual, a concise reference for tapering and symptom issues.

 

Post Withdrawal Support

 

Once again, welcome!

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