Anxiety Community
Ativan and Klonopin--?!?!?!?!?!?
About This Community:

A community of people with Anxiety offering support. Ask a question, join a conversation, share experiences.

Font Size:
A
A
A
Background:
Blank
Blank
Blank
Blank
Blank Blank

Ativan and Klonopin--?!?!?!?!?!?

What is the Equivelant dose between the 2? Is it .5 klonopin= 1 Ativan?

After being on Klonopin for 12 years, they now have switched me to Ativan.
Related Discussions
2 Comments Post a Comment
Blank
Avatar n tn
people have told me ativan is stronger in equivalent dose, but my experience is the opposite.  It takes about 3 times as much ativan to equal a klonopin... personally.  A support group for people withdrawing from benzos claims xanax and clonazepam(klonopin) to be about equal strength for equal dose, and that ativan is about half as strong.  which concurs with my experience.

If possible, get off.  The withdrawals are a force to reckon with.  Just my 2 cents, though don't stop immediately.  that would be quite dangerous.
Blank
246464 tn?1249455747
My Mother passed away 2 months ago. Since then my Anxiety and depression has been on a rampage. Things i should have been managing better were ignored, and my mothers death pushed it all over the edge.

I have been a regular in the ER where the doctors give me ativan to calm me down, or I go to sleep with adrenaline burnout after hours of panic.

When i question my meds I am told that my excessive worry about eveything including my meds, is part of my problem.

As to why they put me on Ativan, I guess because it knocks me out?
Blank
193245 tn?1189993322
I think what Ryan was getting at is that you need a second medical opinion.  The amount of Ativan you'd have to take to replace the Klonopin (and avoid Klonopin withdrawl (withdrawal) [high anxiety among other things]) would land you in addiction territory.

Second opinion.  Call for an appointment somewhere tomorrow, and explain to the person at the desk that you need to see the doctor as soon as possible.  Don't let them put you off until next week or something.  Try to get squeezed in tomorrow, even if you have to sit up there half the day.
Blank
Post a Comment
To
Recent Activity
370181 tn?1428180348
Blank
RubyWitch Life is short......ride you... Comment
14 mins ago
296076 tn?1371338074
Blank
melimeli commented on KeeLolo's status
33 mins ago
296076 tn?1371338074
Blank
melimeli commented on KTowne's status
2 hrs ago
Blank
Anxiety Tracker
Track Anxiety Symptoms
Start Tracking Now
Top Anxiety Answerers
Avatar m tn
Blank
Paxiled
Arlington, VA
358304 tn?1409713092
Blank
cnote
na, MO
675718 tn?1449992146
Blank
drifter0213
El Paso, TX
Avatar f tn
Blank
Gemfly
Avatar m tn
Blank
michigan07
1699033 tn?1443113373
Blank
JGF25
Somewhere in, MD
Anxiety Community Resources
RSS Expert Activity
233488 tn?1310696703
Blank
Marathon Running Done Over Many Yea...
May 21 by John C Hagan III, MD, FACS, FAAOBlank
233488 tn?1310696703
Blank
New Article on Multifocal IOL vs &q...
May 21 by John C Hagan III, MD, FACS, FAAOBlank
748543 tn?1443740527
Blank
TMJ/TMJ The Connection Between Teet...
01/15 by Hamidreza Nassery , DMD, FICOI, FAGD, FICCMOBlank
Top Anxiety Answerers
Avatar m tn
Blank
Paxiled
Arlington, VA
358304 tn?1409713092
Blank
cnote
na, MO
675718 tn?1449992146
Blank
drifter0213
El Paso, TX
Avatar f tn
Blank
Gemfly
Avatar m tn
Blank
michigan07
1699033 tn?1443113373
Blank
JGF25
Somewhere in, MD