I am a new member, I have been diagnosed with Type Two Bipolar Depression and I take 1.5mg of Klonopin a day along with several other medications. The Klonopin is very affective in stopping my agitated manic phases, which isthe most serious aspect of my illness. I have two questions:
1. I have been told that 1.5 mgs of klonopin is small dose of the medication and that it's not something that I should be concerned with. Is 1.5 mgs a small dose?
2.My psychiatrist and I have discussed weaning off of the Klonopin, or at least decreasing the dose. I am also on Neurontin, so we would like to know if that medication is enough to control the mania. Again, I take 1.5 mgs, split into .5 mg doses, three times a day. The tapering schedule we have come up with would involve reducing the overall dosage by 1/6th every few weeks; cutting one dose in half, starting with the noon dose. Is this a sound tapering schedule or do we need to go slower? I have only been on the meds for 6 months, but I don't want to deal with the withdrawal symptoms.