Thanks for the advice. I have been taking Xanax for 3 years now. I take .25 mg in the morning and .25 at night. This is basically just to stave off withdrawals, like you said. Every time I try to cut down, I start having them and have to go back to my original dose. I would LOVE to get off benzos and may try to do so using some other drug, I just don't want to risk weight gain.
I have been taking xanax for a month now for sleep only. I started with 1mg per night -now it takes 6mgs for me to sleep . I am going thru menopause with sever vaginal burning and dryness. My doctor put me on premarin cream but it's not working. I am in constant pain and can hardly function. The only relief i get is when i sleep. What should i do ???
Does Klonipin make you age faster due to the free radical connection it has ?
Where did you everhere of such a bizarre thing? It better not.
I read this recently on the Internet when I was prescribed Klonopin . I also read more discouraging facts about it , such as the superoxide connection it has , which may or may not be dangerous . I will look it up again later as I cannot tonight . I will post the site for you to look at and you can read this for yourself . It contains a lot of hard to understand information unless you are familiar with what you are reading about . I have been taking this type drug along with anti-depressants for 20 years and have studied to the point I can understand it pretty well . However, I will let you decide ..
My Doctor has me on 2MG tabs of Klonopin......one at bedtime. I am also taking Xanax .5 MG prn. Usually never take more than 2 a day........sometimes if I wake up too early and can't go back to sleep I take a Xanax....otherwise usually just one a day. I can't shake this "drugged" feeling that I have though........and wonder if I am just plain over medicated. I have no energy and have gained 10 lbs in the last year and a half. Can I just stop taking it? Or do I need to taper off. The Klonopin is prescribed for "sleep". The Xanax for a Diagnosed Panic Disorder.