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Reducing Klonopin dosage

I have been on Klonopin for about 15 years along with Elmiron for Intersticial Cystisitis. I have been trying to reduce the 1 mg per day dosage of the Klonopin to a lower dose because I am fearful of not being able to stop taking it without many complications. I have tried just withdrawing a 1/4 of a mg at a time. It's not working. I get nervous, feel physically ill, just really anxious and disoriented. I don't like this. It frightens me that I may not be able to do this. I don't like the thought of being addicted to anything. I don't like the way I feel when I try to wean myself off. Even reducing at a small dosage I can't seem to make it longer than 1 week, then I become ill until I up the dosage back up. How can I do this? Even if I can just get down to 1/2 to 3/4 of a mg a day. I know that I probably will have to take it along with the Elmiron for life, so I want to be on the least amount as possible. I had weaned myself off in the past for about 2 years with hardly any side effects. But then the stress made the IC worse and I was having to get up at least 3-5 times a night to empty my bladder. With the Klonopin theres not more than 1 trip to bathroom at night. And I don't go as much during the day. So what should I do? What is the safest way to just bring it down a 1/4 at a time with as little side effects as possible? If it can't be done, then what? Because anxiety is the worst feeling I have ever experienced and I would like to do this safely without anxiety and any seizures if possible. Thank you so much.
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