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  1. #1
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    Klonopin, Tolerance , worse anxiety!

    Hey all, New to page ( looks awesome) I've been on 1.5 to 2.0 mgs a day ( 1 mg in the morning and 0.5 to 2.0 at night ) everyday for 4 years, hoever, I find the last 6 months my anxiety has been really bad, but at same time, I'm not increasing the benzo ( which I don't want to do) so is it possible, my body has built up a severe tolerance to this med, and is putting my body into constant withdrawal, even though I take the same dose? thanks Tony!~!

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    It totally could be a tolerance! It happened to me with Ativan. I had to switch to clonzepam a few years ago.

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    Back in 2011 I took Klonopin.

    I found that I couldn't fall asleep at night if I didn't take my Klonopin before going to bed. So I'd take it every night and ended up developing a tolerance as a result. Hence, my doctor had to increase the dosage.

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    Just for the record...I've always taken my meds as prescribed. I would never stop taking my medications if those meds required me to take them everyday and every night.

    But I didn't always take my Klonopin because my doctor said that doing so could be bad, as I could develop a tolerance, which is what happened.

  5. #5
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    i am taking the same dose 0.5 a day for the last 7 years , still working
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    ― Rabindranath Tagore

 

 

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