Klonapin


Posted by Pete in Or. , Dec 15,2001,12:05   Archive
Hello all,
I have been prescribed Artane for the past few years and it has worked Ok for me to this point. There are side affects of course, but after a visit and discussion with Dr. Stigler, he thought that I might give Klonapin a try. I have read some on it, but would like to get some personal experience from anyone prescribed with Klonapin. I would really dislike putting more and different chemicals in my system, but we are all different.
BTW, my eyes are wide open when doing something potentially dangerous like using a chain saw to fall timber or when downhill skiing.
Pete in Or. where it has been cool, grey, and especially wet.



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Re : Klonapin --- Pete in Or.
Posted by Joann Humphrey , Dec 15,2001,14:14 Top of Thread Archive
My neurologist has me on clonazapam, which is the same as Klonapin, & I'm very pleased with it.
Joann in Ark, where we're getting more rain.



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Re : Klonapin --- Pete in Or.
Posted by kathy , Dec 16,2001,07:02 Top of Thread Archive
i took for close to years and didn't have many bad side effects, except it did cause my speech to slur. i stopped taking it because it stopped working on my eye spasms, as many of the meds seem to do after awhile. i didn't take that high of a dosage tho. one good thing is that i did not gain weight on it, as i have now.



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Posted by Ann Doyle , Dec 16,2001,08:35 Top of Thread Archive
Klonopin really does reduce my spasms and I was very pleased with it. After 6-8 week, I became very depressed which is a side effect for a very few people. I now take zoloft once a day and that takes care of it. I don't feel any side effects from zolof except for a strong urge to shop. Ann Doyle



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Re : Re: Klonapin --- Ann Doyle
Posted by kathy , Dec 17,2001,05:38 Top of Thread Archive
now THAT is funny, ann! not that everyone on this bb needs to be a comedian. i think women are mainly responsible for keeping the economy going. it's in our blood to shop.

--modified by kathy at Mon, Dec 17, 2001, 05:39:46




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Posted by Alan Phair , Dec 17,2001,13:34 Top of Thread Archive
Glad to hear you say that. I have been telling my wife that for years. The only problem is that she will probably die shopping also. Did you ever hear of the shop till you drop syndome. That is her. I thank God for her but boy it is a good thing that I can afford her.



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Posted by kathy , Dec 18,2001,06:58 Top of Thread Archive
ha ha. women come with various drawbacks or pluses, depending on how you look at it. sounds like you're lucky.

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Posted by Kelly Saffell , Dec 16,2001,21:18 Top of Thread Archive
I have been on klonopin for 2 years now and do find that it helps some. I am on very low dose - .5mg. I take 1/4 tablet about every 4 hours. This doesn't make me drowsy like the higher doses did. I have a 3 and 6 year old and there is no rest for the weary in this house! It might be worth a shot.

Kelly in Dallas




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Posted by Alan Phair , Dec 17,2001,13:31 Top of Thread Archive
Pete, I used to be on Artane but did not like the way that I felt when taking it. I changed to Klonopin several years ago and take it three times a day along with Neurontin. It is especially helpful with my Meige. When I forget to take it, I know it so it certainly works for me in providing me some relief. I take .5mg of the Klonopin. I have tried to get the doctor to change it to four times a day but he is reluctant because he does not want my system to react the way it did with the Artane. I think he is wrong but I cannot convince him. I am a big guy and the medication works best when I take it about five hours apart. Unfortunately, this leaves a gap when I go to bed and I am awful in the morning when I wake up. The morning dose then takes a couple of hours to be effective.

I know many others who take the Klonopin and most seem happy with it. Good luck.....Alan




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Re : Klonapin --- Pete in Or.
Posted by Virginia , Dec 17,2001,13:59 Top of Thread Archive
I've been taking Klonopin for over 2 years now. It does help some, especially with the Meige (like Alan said). It can be somewhat sedating, so be careful with the chain saw and skiing until you know how you react to it.

Virginia in AL, where we're still eating veggies from our fall garden. No significant freezes yet.




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