I have BPI and was being treated by a GP (rural area/no insurance). In November he prescribed Klonopin to help relieve horrible anxiety attacks I was experiencing daily related to work and my appearance. (I do see a therapist, btw).
My reaction to the med has been Terrible due to confusion, speech problems, and falling. I wound up in the hospital for two days suspected of having a stroke. Then I was put on medical leave by my employer after an unsuccessful return in Jan. It's a big mess, financially and emotionally. My question is: has anyone suffered a manic episode while withdrawing from Klonopin or other benzoes? I've seen a shrink once and am tapering down. The past two nights were at a new lower dose and I could not sleep well. Did leave a msg for the doc, but it would be reassuring to hear from other BPs. Any tips, as well. Thanks