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Golf cart accident at work 7-31-11

Tinnitus started in August

Little to no sleep for 2 months.

Doctors visit prescribed .5mg Clonazepam October 18Th 2011

Cruising along with sleep, going well until first of December.

Started to act strange. Very short fuse. Mentally unstable. Etc. You get the picture.

First cut December 7Th 2011. Went to .250mg. Pure hell for one week. Things then settled.

Tinnitus went almost away. Ringing at level 1 to 2. No problems.

January 10Th went to .2mg no problems to speak of.

February 10Th went to .125mg first week uneasy not to bad. Second week stomach problems, on-edge,

Tinnitus came back! level 7 to 8. Take about 3mg of Benadryl to help me go to sleep. Breaking out in hot and cold sweats.

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Hello Tennis Fan and welcome to Benzo Buddies!


Everything you are feeling is normal when tapering off of Clonazepam.  I too had stomach issues as well as the hot/cold sweats, and many people have tinnitus.  These things will pass, but it can take some time for it to improve.  Good for you for doing so well with your taper. 


People will be by to respond and offer more support.  Please let us know of any thoughts/questions you may have. 


All the best and take care,


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Welcome to BenzoBuddies, TennisFan.


I didn't taper off the same benzo but had many of the same symptoms.  I've also observed that many people find getting off the last little bit very hard to do.  I had a resurgence of symptoms when I was at .25mg lorazepam, which is about the same as .125 mg clonozepam.  I decided to hold longer than my usual 2 weeks between reductions to see if the symptoms would abate but, when they didn't, I decided to press forward to the finish line.  I don't know if that was the best course of action for anyone else but it's what I had to do.  I feel sure the people here can help you get there, too, one way or the other.

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