I can't answer about Klonipin as I don't take medication for my beb, Margo.
"Meige Syndrome is a neurological disorder of unknown cause. This condition is also known as Brueghel's Syndrome because the 16th Century Flemish Artist, Pieter Brueghel the Elder painted a patient who apparently had this condition. It was identified as a possible case of dystonia in 1910 and ha since been referred to as Meige Syndrome, so named for the French doctor Henri Meige, who identified it" excerpted from `Caring and Sharing' Benign Essential Blepharospasm Meige and Other Related Disorders' booklet distributed by BEBRF, Revised 1997.
June in Toronto(beb/meige)
--modified by June in Toronto at Mon, Apr 08, 2002, 19:35:14
--modified by June in Toronto at Mon, Apr 08, 2002, 22:11:16
Hi Margo. Welcome to the bulletin board. June has already answered your question about Brughel's syndrome but I'll copy and paste a definition that I found.
Orofacial-buccal dystonia (Meige's or Brughel's syndrome)
a combination of blepharospasm and oromandibular dystonia
I do take Klonopin. I take .25mg (I have 1 mg tablets that I break into fourths) in the morning and then .25mg around lunch time and sometimes I take another .25 mg in the late afternoon. It just depends on my symptoms.
The peak duration of action is 2 hours for Klonopin. It stays in your system longer than that. I generally can tell that I need a dose or that it helps for about four to six hours. You might try taking your half dose in the morning then another half dose at noon and see if that works better. Check with your doctor and he or she might be willing to prescribe a little more and maybe 2 to 3 times a day versus just once a day. We're all a little different and need different dosages of medication. Discuss the problem with your doctor and maybe you can come up with a workable solution.
Good luck and believe me-we really do understand the frustration and the tiredness. Fighting spasms all day long and trying to see can tire one out very quickly.
Shirley in Arkansas
--modified by Shirley-Arkansas-USA at Mon, Apr 08, 2002, 20:48:49