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Klonopin Withdrawal

The web site you are on now, The Road Back, offers information on how to get off Klonopin and reduce Klonopin withdrawal side effects. Many of you taking Klonopin were prescribed Klonopin for anxiety, general anxiety disorder, panic attacks, and possibly for other reasons.

The Road Back is a member of California Association of Alcoholism & Drug Abuse Counselors (CAADAC). Since 1999, The Road Back has helped thousands of people off Klonopin and has helped as many people that wanted to stay on Klonopin reduce the side effects of taking this medication. The Road Back is the largest outpatient drug withdrawal program in the world. We are based in the United States, with additional locations in Europe and the United Kingdom.

Spend a minute or two and read an e-mail we received November 10, 2014.

“Jim, here is my testimonial. Feel free to use however you wish.  God bless you! WARNING: KLONIPIN IS A VERY ADDICTIVE AND DANGEROUS DRUG  SIDE EFFECTS can be serious and harmful to overall health. WITHDRAWAL from this drug is dangerous and might very well kill you 

This is what any physician should be required to advise patients upon prescribing Klonopin. I began my journey to Hell a little over 6 years ago while going through a nasty divorce.  I was experiencing major anxiety, panic attacks, and insomnia.  These symptoms did improve.  However, over the years I developed hypertension and steadily gained weight which I had never had a problem with.  I began taking Lisinopril for the hypertension.

I made the decision to go off of the Klonopin after seeing my gynecologist and discussing these issues with her.  She said that she felt the K was the culprit.  I asked how to taper, she told me to talk to my family doctor who prescribed it to me.  I was not told of the horrible withdrawal so I didn't think it would be a big deal.  I began tapering....and did a complete taper within a month.  I had been taking 1 mg 3X daily for 6+ years.

At first I did not attribute my symptoms to the withdrawal.  It was subtle at first, smells and the taste of food was very strange.  Hands and feet numb and tingling.  Unable to carry a train of thought and to complete a task.  I googled withdrawal from Klonopin.  I was shocked at what I read.  I prayed that I would not experience any of it.....and really did not think this would happen to "me".  Little did I know that I had just begun my descent into Hell.

I do not feel that I can adequately convey the nightmare.  You just about have to go through it to know what it is like. There are exceptions, as Jim is proof of.  I thank God for his dedication to overcoming addiction and The Road Back.  I will get into this a little later.

Here is a list of  what I experienced, not in order and not to the degree of each symptom, there is really no way to do so:

major anxiety and panic attacks,  insomnia,  hot/cold spells,  severe sweating,  no appetite,  sensitivity to noise/ light/ movement, pain in extremities,  blurred vision,  ringing in ears,  fullness in head, vertigo, high bp even on lisinopril,  increased heart rate,  confusion, disorientation, de-realization, depersonalization, detachment.  I was completely unable to function.

About two weeks into this horror, my daughter visited and started researching online.  She found The Road Back program.  I was willing to try anything.  My husband placed an order for the Neuro Endure Mini.  Of course it would be a few days to receive it which doesn't seem long.  But when you are living a minute to minute nightmare it is a very long time.  And I was not certain it would even work.  I was at the end of my rope.  I had not slept in 4 consecutive days and nights.  My heart rate was 130+ constantly.  I felt like I was going to die.  My husband thought that since I had read about these withdrawal symptoms that somehow I should miraculously be "alright", bc it was "normal" and I would eventually be okay.  He told me to "get a grip".  I began to cry, uncontrollably.  And scream...it seemed as though it was not even coming from me.  I did not even feel human,  I felt like an alien.  I could not take anymore.  

My husband drove me to the ER.  I was terrified that I would be committed to the psyche ward.  I feared that the doctor would not understand (who could???)!  Thankfully I was wrong.  After I had somehow been talking for quite some time, he finally looked me in the eye.  I did not think I had gotten through to him.  He disclosed that his son had been addicted to K and was hospitalized for seizures.  I was relieved and terrified at the same time.  He reassured me that I was most likely past the seizure stage.  He said that kicking the K would be the hardest thing I have ever done in my life but that it would be so worth it.  He did ask me if I wanted to go back on the K, that the majority of ppl could not make it through withdrawal and went back on the drug.  I will admit that I had thought about it......I somehow found the courage to say NO.  He was concerned about my bp which was 157/124 P132 upon entering hospital.  But he did not want to address it just yet as he felt is was a result of withdrawal.  He prescribed a 20 day of Lunesta for sleep.  I actually slept for the first time in days.  Thank God for this doctor.

I thought that maybe since I had gotten some sleep that my symptoms would improve.  I was wrong.  I thought about Neuro Endure Mini and began an agonizing wait.  I would sit outside and wait for the delivery, afraid that I would miss it.  I was a bit skeptical as I had the misconception that anything that wasn't prescribed by a doctor was worthless. But yet I was desperate and this man Jim Harper really seemed to know his stuff.  I finally received my NEM and had to restrain myself to only take the recommended amount. 

I had corresponded with Jim/The Road Back on occasion.  This was my lifeline.   He suggested keeping a journal to monitor my reactions and I did.  I am very thankful for this as now that I am better it is a little difficult for me to remember how debilitated I really was.

After only a few days I increased to 2 capsules 3X daily.  On about day five, I began to catch glimpses of "Jill".  Very brief but still........it was a start.  I also began taking the JNK 3 capsules daily, as well as Omega 3, vitamin E and biotin.  It was a slow and steady progression at first, but praise God I am happy to report that I am feeling human again.  I have control again!  I know without a doubt that these supplements work!  It seems like years ago that I first contacted Jim.  Hard to believe it has only been about three months.  Most with this degree of withdrawal report at least a year.  I do not think I could have endured that.  Occasionally I have a bad day,  and I found that even 1 glass of wine would set me back.  I avoid all alcohol.  My bp and heart rate have returned to normal! I no longer take Lunesta and I am able to sleep.  I am enjoying the things that brought me joy years ago.  I am discovering new and exciting things about myself.   

I want to encourage anyone going through withdrawal to Klonopin or other Benzo drugs to give The Road Back a try.  The information and support is FREE.  The supplements saved my life.  I read some reviews about the supplements being expensive.  Hello????????  I would have paid anything to be better, even rehab.  The ER doctor told me that his son had been to rehab several times to no avail.  I cannot confirm or deny rehab treatment as I have not had it.  But I can tell you that the supplements are a mere fraction of the cost of rehab.  I will continue with the NEM until I feel that I am completely well. 

I hope that my experience will help others that find themselves in this hellish nightmare.  I could never thank Jim Harper enough.  God bless him and The Road Back program.”

Jill A/North Carolina

If you are already reducing Klonopin we know you are looking for relief from the Klonopin withdrawal side effects and you want relief fast. If you have already stopped Klonopin, the need of assistance is no different and relief needs to come quickly for you. You are not alone with these feelings and Klonopin withdrawal symptoms.

You can click How to Start  located on the top navigation line and read all chapters of How to Get Off Psychoactive Drugs Safely for free. You can even send us an e-mail to books@theroadback.org and we will e-mail you a pdf copy of the book for free.

If you are tired of suffering the Klonopin side effects you can get started quickly. Click here and you will be directed to the web site Neuro Genetic Solutions. You will be taken to a package Neuro Genetic Solutions has created on our request. It is called Benzo Package. The package includes the supplements we use as part of our program and we have sent Neuro genetic Solutions and abundance of our founders book, How to Get Off Psychoactive Drugs safely to be given away as part of the package. Save yourself some time and a substantial amount of money and get the package and get started. 

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Klonopin Withdrawal Side Effects

CARDIAC DISORDERS

Palpitation - Perceptible forcible pulsation of the heart, usually with an increase in frequency or force, with or without irregularity in rhythm. Klonopin Withdrawal

Tachycardia - Rapid heart rate. Klonopin Withdrawal

EAR AND LABYRINTH DISORDERS

Ear pain - Any pain connected to the inner or outer portion of the ear. Klonopin Withdrawal

Tinnitus - A sound in one ear or both ears, such as buzzing, ringing, or whistling, occurring without an external stimulus and usually caused by a separate condition, such as the use of benzodiazepines. Klonopin Withdrawal

Vertigo - A sensation of irregular or whirling motion, either of oneself or of external objects. Klonopin Withdrawal

EYE DISORDER

Blurred vision - Compared to normal, a distortion of vision. Klonopin Withdrawal

Mydriasis - Prolonged abnormal dilation of the pupil of the eye induced by a drug or caused by disease. Klonopin Withdrawal

Photophobia -  An abnormal sensitivity  to  or  intolerance of light, especially by the eyes, as may be caused by eye inflammation.  An abnormal fear of light. Klonopin Withdrawal

GASTROINTESTIONAL DISORDERS

Abdominal pain - Pain between the chest and pelvis, stomach, intestines, liver, spleen, and pancreas. Klonopin Withdrawal

Constipation - Difficulty having normal bowel movement. Klonopin Withdrawal

Diarrhea - Excessive and frequent evacuation of watery feces. Klonopin Withdrawal

Dry mouth - When the mouth is dry beyond what might be normal. Klonopin Withdrawal

Dyspepsia - Disturbed digestion; indigestion. Klonopin Withdrawal

Dysphagia - Difficulty in swallowing or inability to swallow. Klonopin Withdrawal

Nausea - A feeling of sickness with the urge to vomit. Klonopin Withdrawal

Pharyngolaryngeal syndrome - Of or pertaining to the larynx or pharynx. Klonopin Withdrawal

Salivary hypersecretion  - A continual or excessive amount of saliva that is uncontrollable. Klonopin Withdrawal

Vomiting - Ejecting all or part of the stomach contents. Klonopin Withdrawal

GENERAL DISORDERS

Asthenia - Loss or lack of bodily strength. Klonopin Withdrawal

Chest tightness - A feeling in the chest of contraction. Klonopin Withdrawal

Edema - An accumulation of an excessive amount of watery fluid in cells, tissues, or body cavities. Klonopin Withdrawal

Fatigue – The body feeling drained of energy. Klonopin Withdrawal

Feeling drunk - Feelings associated with drinking too much alcohol. Klonopin Withdrawal

Feeling hot or cold - An uncontrollable feeling of being too hot or cold that is abnormal  for the temperature. Klonopin Withdrawal

Feeling jittery - An uneasy feeling often associated with the inability to remain still. Klonopin Withdrawal

Hangover - Feeling like the day after consuming too much alcohol. All or a few hangover sensations may be present. Klonopin Withdrawal

Increased energy - An abnormal amount of energy bordering on hyper. Klonopin Withdrawal

Loss of control of legs – Inability to control  legs, such as restless leg syndrome. Klonopin Withdrawal

Malaise - A vague feeling of bodily discomfort, as at the beginning of an illness. Klonopin Withdrawal

Pyrexia – Fever. Klonopin Withdrawal

Rigors - Shivering or trembling, as caused by a chill. A state of rigidity in living tissues or organs that prevents response to stimuli. Klonopin Withdrawal

Sluggishness - A fatigue type feeling or dull. Klonopin Withdrawal

Thirst - An abnormal sensation of needing liquid. Klonopin Withdrawal

Weakness - A reduced state of normal energy and stamina. Klonopin Withdrawal

INFECTIONS AND INFESTATIONS

Influenza symptoms - The body feeling and at times the manifestation of flue like symptoms. Klonopin Withdrawal

Upper respiratory tract infections - Infection of the nose, sinuses, pharynx (part of neck and throat) or larynx (commonly known as the voice box). Klonopin Withdrawal

MENTAL DISORDERS

Abnormal dreams - Nightmares or dreams that are upsetting to the individual. Klonopin Withdrawal

Aggression - Hostile or destructive behavior or actions. Klonopin Withdrawal

Agitation - A feeling where something or anything could set a person toward anger or combativeness. Klonopin Withdrawal

Anger - Uncontrollable and volatile emotion with rage; usually  an attempt to stop someone or something. Klonopin Withdrawal

Anxiety - A state  of uneasiness  and apprehension,   as about future uncertainties.  A state of intense apprehension, uncertainty, and fear resulting from the anticipation of a threatening event or situation, often to a degree that normal physical and psychological functioning is disrupted. Klonopin Withdrawal

Apathy - A feeling of no hope, such as if anything can be done it would not work. Klonopin Withdrawal

Bradyphrenia - A slowness of the mind. Klonopin Withdrawal

Confusion - An impaired orientation with respect to time, place or the form of an event. Klonopin Withdrawal

Depersonalization - A state in which the normal sense of personal identity and reality is lost, characterized  by feelings that one’s actions and speech cannot be controlled. Klonopin Withdrawal

Depressed mood - A lowering of the state of mind or emotion compared to what a person normally feels. Klonopin Withdrawal

Depression - A feeling of no hope. Klonopin Withdrawal

Derealization -  The  feeling that  things  in  one’s  surroundings  are strange, unreal, or somehow altered, as seen in schizophrenia. Klonopin Withdrawal

Disorientation – A loss of sense of direction, position, or relationship with one’s  surroundings.  A temporary or permanent state  of confusion regarding place, time or personal identity. Klonopin Withdrawal

Dysphonia - An emotional state marked by anxiety, depression, and restlessness. Klonopin Withdrawal

Euphoric mood - A feeling of great happiness or well-being, commonly exaggerated and not necessarily well founded. Klonopin Withdrawal

Hallucination - False or distorted perception of objects or events with a compelling sense of their reality, usually resulting from a traumatic life event or drugs. Klonopin Withdrawal

Homicidal ideation - The formation of the idea or having the mental image of murder. Klonopin Withdrawal

Hypomania - A mild form of mania, characterized by hyperactivity and euphoria. Klonopin Withdrawal

Impulse control - A sudden pushing or driving force. A sudden wish or urge that prompts an unpremeditated act or feeling; an abrupt inclination. Klonopin Withdrawal

Insomnia - Chronic inability to fall asleep  or remain asleep  for an adequate length of time. Klonopin Withdrawal

Irritability - 1. The capacity to respond to stimuli. 2. Abnormal or excessive sensitivity to stimuli of organism, organ, or body part. Klonopin Withdrawal

Libido decreased - Sexual desire decreased. Klonopin Withdrawal

Libido increased - Sexual desire increased. Klonopin Withdrawal

Logorrhea - Incoherent talkativeness. Klonopin Withdrawal

Mania - A manifestation of bipolar disorder characterized by profuse and rapidly changing ideas, exaggerated gaiety, and excessive physical activity. Klonopin Withdrawal

Mood swings - The up and or down movement of emotions that are uncontrollable. Klonopin Withdrawal

Nervousness - Easily agitated or distressed. Klonopin Withdrawal

Nightmare - A dream creating intense fear, horror, and distress. Klonopin Withdrawal

Psychomotor retardation - The retardation of movement and or mental process. Klonopin Withdrawal

Restlessness - An uneasy feeling of not being able to be where one is located comfortably. Klonopin Withdrawal

Suicidal ideation - The formation of an idea or mental image of killing one self. Klonopin Withdrawal

METABOLISM AND NUTRITION DISORDERS

Anorexia - Loss of appetite, usually including a fear of becoming obese or a aversion toward food. Klonopin Withdrawal

Appetite decreased - A decrease in the feeling one needs food for survival. Klonopin Withdrawal

Appetite increased - An increase of the desire for food for survival. Klonopin Withdrawal

MUSCULOSKELETAL AND CONNECTIVE TISSUE DISORDERS

Arthralgia - Severe pain in a joint. Klonopin Withdrawal

Back pain - An unexplained pain anywhere in the back. Klonopin Withdrawal

Muscle cramps - Muscle being contracted to the point of discomfort. Klonopin Withdrawal

Muscle twitching - A rhythmic or irregular involuntary movement of any muscle. Klonopin Withdrawal

Myalgia - Muscular pain or tenderness, especially when nonspecific. Klonopin Withdrawal

Pain in limb - Pain in arm or leg. Klonopin Withdrawal

NERVOUS SYSTEM DISORDERS

Amnesia - The loss or impairment of memory. Klonopin Withdrawal

Ataxia - Loss of the ability to coordinate muscular movement. Klonopin Withdrawal

Coordination abnormal - Maintaining balance of the body difficult in comparison to what is normal for the person. Klonopin Withdrawal

Disturbance in attention - Not able to remain as focused  as one was able to in the past. Klonopin Withdrawal

Dizziness - A disorienting sensation such as faintness, light-headedness, or unsteadiness. Klonopin Withdrawal

Dysarthria - Difficulty in articulating words due to emotional stress or to paralysis or in coordination of the muscles used in speaking. Klonopin Withdrawal

Dyskinesia - An impairment in the ability to  control movements, characterized by spasmodic or repetitive motions of lack of coordination. Klonopin Withdrawal

Headache - A continual or time specific duration with pressure or pain within the head. Klonopin Withdrawal

Hypersomnia - A condition in which one sleeps for an excessively long time but is normal in the waking intervals. Klonopin Withdrawal

Hypoesthesia - Drowsiness. Klonopin Withdrawal

Hypotonia - Reduced tension or pressure, as of the intraocular fluid in the eyeball. Relaxation of the arteries. Klonopin Withdrawal

Memory impairment - Not able to recall an instance from the past as well as before. Klonopin Withdrawal

Mental impairment - The ability to think and reason diminished. Klonopin Withdrawal

Paresthesia - A skin sensation, such as burning, prickling, itching, or tingling. Klonopin Withdrawal

Sedation - An over expression of reduction of anxiety, stress, irritability or excitement. Klonopin Withdrawal

Seizures - A sudden attack, spasm, or convulsion,  as in epilepsy. Klonopin Withdrawal

Sleep apnea - A temporary  cessation of breathing while sleeping. Klonopin Withdrawal

Sleep talking - Speaking words while asleep. Klonopin Withdrawal

Somnolence - A state of drowsiness; sleepiness. A condition of semi- consciousness approaching coma. Klonopin Withdrawal

Stupor - A state of impaired consciousness characterized by a marked diminution in the capacity to react to environmental stimuli. Klonopin Withdrawal

Syncope - A brief loss of consciousness caused by a sudden fall of blood pressure or failure of cardiac systole, resulting in cerebral anemia. Klonopin Withdrawal

Tremor - An involuntary trembling movement. Klonopin Withdrawal

RENAL, THORACIC, AND MEDIASTINAL DISORDERS

Difficulty in micturition - Difficulty with urination or the frequency of. Klonopin Withdrawal

Urinary frequency - An abnormal frequency of urination. Klonopin Withdrawal

Urinary incontinence - Involuntary leakage of urine. Klonopin Withdrawal

REPRODUCTIVE SYSTEM AND BREAST DISORDERS

Dysmenorrhea - A condition marked by painful menstruation. Klonopin Withdrawal

Premenstrual syndrome - A group of symptoms, including abdominal bloating, breast tenderness, headache, fatigue, irritability, and depression. Klonopin Withdrawal

Sexual dysfunction - A non-normal, for the individual, behavior or ability to have sex. Klonopin Withdrawal

RESPIRATORY, THORACIC AND MEDIASTINAL DISORDERS

Choking sensation - A feeling of choking with or without cause. Klonopin Withdrawal

Dyspnea - Difficulty in breathing, often associated with lung or heart disease and resulting in shortness of breath. Klonopin Withdrawal

Epistaxis - Nosebleed. Klonopin Withdrawal

Hyperventilation - Abnormally fast or deep respiration resulting in the loss of carbon dioxide from the blood, thereby causing a decrease in blood pressure and sometimes fainting. Klonopin Withdrawal

Nasal congestion - A stoppage or restriction of the nasal passage. Klonopin Withdrawal

Rhinitis - Inflammation of the nasal membranes. Klonopin Withdrawal

Rhinorrhea - A discharge from the mucous membrane,  especially if excessive. Klonopin Withdrawal

VASCULAR DISORDERS

Hot flashes – A sudden, brief sensation of heat, often over the entire body, caused by a transient dilation of blood vessels of the skin. Klonopin Withdrawal

Hypotension - Abnormally low arterial blood pressure. Klonopin Withdrawal

SKIN AND SUBCUTANEOUS TISSUE DISORDERS

Clamminess - Abnormally moist, sticky and cold to the touch.

Pruritus - Severe itching, often of undamaged skin. Klonopin Withdrawal

Rash - A skin eruption. Klonopin Withdrawal

Sweating increased - Abnormal increase of perspiration. Klonopin Withdrawal

Urticaria - A skin condition characterized by welts that itch intensely, caused by an allergic reaction, an infection, or nervous condition. Klonopin Withdrawal