Does it make sense that so far on Thorazine 10 mg twice per day as needed which I’ve been taking, I haven’t needed 1/4-1/2 mg klonopin like I’ve been taking daily for years for chronic anxiety.
Do you think it’d be healthier to take 10-20 mg Thorazine than .25-.5 mg klonopin.
I’m not sure. I take klonopin.
I’m thinking maybe it doesn’t effect cognitive function negatively like klonopin may. At such a small dosage Idk if it’s a big deal. But maybe taking it daily it adds up.
I’ve heard people say klonopin is last resort. It’s a good med. gets a bad name but it can be a lifesaver. I’m just thinking if I don’t need it and something else replaced a it why take it
I think an AP is probably healthier than a benzo. In the long run.
Klonopin never got me high and never built up a tolerance in 9 out of 11 years on it but maybe cognitively it’s not as good for you I’m most worried about
Plus I don’t take any other downers like alcohol or anything
Klonopin can have a half life of up to 50 hours (over 2 days), that means it takes about 10 days to completely leave your system. So you should wait a while before you conclude you don’t need klonopin.Even if you go a few days without, it is still in your system and could still be having a therapeutic effect.
If the Thorazine really is reducing your anxiety then yeah, quit the klonopin, the less meds the better. Just be careful, benzos like klonopin can have withdrawals, you may have to reduce your dose very slowly to avoid withdrawal symptoms.
Does it make sense? Perhaps. I was on Zyprexa for a long time and it reduced my anxiety and it is an antipsychotic.
I’m no longer on zyprexa.
I currently take 1.5mg of klonopin every night for insomnia.
You’re right. I think at worst though I will need drastically much less klonopin. I’ll wait ten days see how I feel though thanks!!
I dunno I’ve never had withdrawal from anything and I’ve stopped klonopin before for weeks
If you don’t have withdrawals consider yourself lucky. There are plenty of people on the Internet that have all kinds of problems trying to quit various benzos including klonopin.
checkout the website benzobuddies.,org its loaded with people on benzos struggling and supporting each other while trying to quit.
Only thing I get withdrawal from is marijuana
I’ve never got it from nicotine after 12+ years of smoking on and off. Never from alcohol I used to drink 6 night per week. Never from klonopin but marijuana gives me irritability and lack of appetite if I had been toking for a while
Yes. It makes sense to me. As much as I hate the typical AP’s, one thing they don’t do is give me anxiety. They make me dead to the world.
It’s a low enough dose it just chills me a lil in addition to my abilify 20 mg and naltrexone
Is klonopin a benzo or what? Also Thorazine is the same as haldol right? I used to be on haldol/Thorazine. It’s now my prn.
Yes klonopin is a benzo.
I dunno if Thorazine is the same as haldol. But they may make a mixture of it?? I’m not sure I’ve heard of it used as injection in the hospital
I took this small piece of klonopin. This small. A .5 pill. And it helped with the guilt. I have stuff I’m guilty about but I was feeling overly guilty before I took this little amount it goes away
Freaking numbing the pain away it is. But it’s ok. I don’t wanna feel pain
Yes it makes sense.
Thorazine is a powerful sedative AP
I caved though. Maybe I will make a script last 3x as long though. She just filled my klonopin again. I need to pick it up at the pharmacy. It’s good to have it around even if I don’t need it 1/3rd as much
Klonopin is the brand name. Clonazzepam is the generic name. They are the same medication and yes, it is a benzo.
Haldol and Thorazine are different. They are both first generation typical antipsychotics. I believe Thorazine was the first antipsychotic ever developed back in the 1950’s and was a game changer when it came to treating some people with schizophrenia.