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

A community of people with Anxiety offering support through your health journey. Ask a question, join a conversation, share experiences: sleeping, mood swings, panic attacks, and disorders.

Font Size:
A
A
A
Background:
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
Avatar_f_tn
Blank
RhaRha123 added the Anxiety/Panic Tracker
5 hrs ago
13415927_tn?1430705118
Blank
zoe_zozo physical pain is a welcome ... Comment
16 hrs ago
13841903_tn?1432257394
Blank
kallieek added the Sleep Tracker
16 hrs ago
Blank
Anxiety Tracker
Track Anxiety Symptoms
Start Tracking Now
Top Anxiety Answerers
Avatar_m_tn
Blank
cj29
GA
Avatar_m_tn
Blank
Paxiled
Arlington, VA
480448_tn?1426952138
Blank
nursegirl6572
PA
Avatar_m_tn
Blank
LRon
MI
Avatar_m_tn
Blank
anxiety860
Avatar_m_tn
Blank
DYSLEXIC
notts, United Kingdom
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?1371753642
Blank
TMJ/TMJ The Connection Between Teet...
Jan 27 by Hamidreza Nassery , DMD, FICOI, FAGDBlank
Top Anxiety Answerers
Avatar_m_tn
Blank
cj29
GA
Avatar_m_tn
Blank
Paxiled
Arlington, VA
480448_tn?1426952138
Blank
nursegirl6572
PA
Avatar_m_tn
Blank
LRon
MI
Avatar_m_tn
Blank
anxiety860
Avatar_m_tn
Blank
DYSLEXIC
notts, United Kingdom