After a year on klonopin, and feeling quite improved the last several months, I've just slowly weaned myself off. My psychiatrist warned me when I started that he didn't want me on for more than 3-4 months because it's addictive; I really didn't like the sound of that, but I was on a low-ish dose (1 per day) so as time went on and we kept agreeing to keep me on it he kept saying it wasn't that bad.

Been about 4 days since my last dose.

I can't help but notice that I feel conspicuously anxious in the 1-2 hours following the time that would normally have been my dose. More disappointingly I am finding it difficult to fall asleep at night, even when very tired. It takes probably 90 minutes, and of course all that time lying in the dark and quiet is a great way to get your mind on annoying or unhelpful thought tracks :p One of the accelerating factors of my nervous breakdown in 2012 was a total inability to sleep, and I still remember the defectiveness and humiliation I felt when it looked like my ability to sleep like a normal man had been taken from me by the perp and I could only do it by being drugged.

Has anybody ever come off this stuff and had GOOD outcomes in terms of restoring stable sleep patterns? Thanks....


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