Has anyone here taken 2mg of clonazepam (Klonopin) all at once. What was your experience?
I have 0.5mg pills and my pdoc suggested one for sleep but it doesn’t have any effect. I tried two of them (1mg) last night and I was “half sleeping” but really not much.
I’m thinking tonight I will try 2mg to see if it works, but I don’t want to go higher than that. Famed psychologist Jordan Peterson’s whole benzo fiasco occurred when he started taking 4mg of clonazepam.
As far as becoming a benzo junkie, if it helps me sleep I am fine with that. Maybe in a year or two my brain will heal from olanzapine withdrawal and I’ll be able to sleep on my own. I’ll deal with benzo withdrawal when that happens. Clonazepam is one of the best benzos to get hooked on because it has a very long half life which makes coming off it easier than other benzos.
I was hooked on 0.5mg of clonazepam for over a year so I’ve been through it before, I know what I am getting into, but I need to sleep better.
I was on 1mg clonezepam 2-3 a day for a year, then 4mg Ativan a day for 2 years for anxiety, I personally despise benzos, they are addictive garbage, I would use glycine, melatonin, anti histamines, CBD, l theanine, trazadone or anything besides benzos for sleep but that’s just me, the withdrawals are bad too.
I can’t take CBD because I am on Latuda. Melatonin doesn’t work on me, anti histamines are hit and miss and when they work it is not all that good. Trazodone was useless for me. I take l-theanine every day and it keeps me calm but doesn’t put me to sleep.
Right now I am taking zopilcone and gabapentin, both of which come with dependency themselves.
I just ordered glycine, it should arrive in a week, I’ll give that a go.
Technically benzo are not “addictive” they come with “dependency”. Addiction is a craving for something, like a cigarette, dependency means you have a reaction when you miss your dose. I was dependent on clonazepam before, but I never felt addicted to it.
I take CBD with latuda is there an interaction?
I’m just sharing my experience, I had insomnia on abilify for years and tried many things to get sleep.
I despise benzos but if they work for you then do what works.
Latuda is processed by the CYP3A4 enzyme in your liver. CBD binds heavily to that enzyme. When CBD has used up all of that enzyme, there isn’t enough enzyme left to process the latuda. That can cause latuda levels in your blood to become too high which could lead to serious problems including death
Any medication that requires you to avoid grapefruit, like Latuda does, you should also avoid CBD. Grapefruit affects that same enzyme.
Well since you have been mixing them all along you may be okay. If you take a low dose of CBD and a low dose of Latuda then perhaps there is enough of that enzyme in your liver to handle both. But it is something you should be aware of, the possibility of having a problem does exist.
I took 2mg of clonazepam the last 2 nights and slept really well, felt great the next day too. But that is it, I am not going to take it again without first talking to my pdoc and getting his okay. I just wanted to test it out before talking to him so I could tell him it works. Normally there is a 2-3 week waiting period to talk to him but when I called yesterday they was a cancellation and I have an appointment with him tomorrow afternoon,lucky me.