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Lurked around here a few years ago and now finally ready to start a SLOW and STEADY taper.

 

I have been on prescribed Klonpin for 10 years.  .5 a day.

 

I am choosing to wean off (with support of my prescribing doctor) b/c it simply does nothing for me. I have severe anxiety and panic and in the beginning it helped and now Im just taking it as a sugar pill it seems. The only thing that helps is it I take more than prescribed and I only do that 1x every 3 months or so as needed.

 

I have health anxiety so I am pretty scared but also excited.

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Congratulations on your decision to taper! Wishing you all the best as you start this journey! You can do it! 🙏🏼
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Hi MountainVA

 

Congratulations on deciding to taper.  It is exciting!

 

I suffer from occasional health anxiety too - I had an extremely bad gut infection which put me down the road of being prescribed Klonpin back in November 2021. 

 

I have done lots of alternate therapies for the anxiety side of things and I think they have helped.  I participate in yoga, psychology, using essential oils, acupuncture, chiro, massage, deep breathing, vitamins (magnesium is great and a few others) and hypnotherapy.  I think if you address your anxiety side of things, hopefully this will assist with your mental strength during the tapering process.

 

Good luck and I hope everything goes well for you. 

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I feel like I'm awaiting a hurricane. I'm hunkered down and ready... all is calm, no symptoms. When will it just hit and pass?  :(

We go on vacation on Saturday....

 

 

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Well, I barely have symptoms now that I’ve stabilized and now tapering slowly. I only tapered 4% last week. And 3% so far this week, but I feel pretty much normal. When I tapered too quickly, my life was MISERABLE! Maybe this just means that you are tapering at the correct rate for your body, which is great! It doesn’t have to be a horrible process from what I’m learning.
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