So I tried to go off Lamictal at 2.5 mg a couple of weeks ago and had some sleepless nights like I wrote about. So I went back on half of it I’ve cut the 1.25 mg in half 3 times now and am truly off all of it now. (just to remind you—I was on 400 mg)
So I have only 2.5 my of Klonopin to go. For those who don’t know .5 mg of Klonopin is the equivalent of 10 mg of Valium. So yeah, I was on the equivalent of 60 mg of Valium daily and sometimes took as much as 6 mg of K or 120 mg of Valium. Klonopin is one hell of a strong benzo. Some people are prescribed 2 mg of Valium and can feel it strongly. Klonopin is meant to knock the shit out of you and no one should ever be on the amount that I’m on. Unfortunately I didn’t know that when I got hooked on it. So yeah, I’ve gotten off many very potent drugs but I may still have a while to go…there is simply no telling.
In any case, I’m officially on only one drug now after coming off of 6 different drugs in a four year period. I’ve been on a total of 37 drugs in my lifetime.
The first .5 mg of Klonopin went really smoothly too. I’d say I didn’t have any noticeable additional withdrawal symptoms. Granted, I’m pretty physically disabled from the whole ordeal of coming off all the other meds, but I’m not having sleeplessness or anxiety and in my experience in all the benzo groups a lot of people do have those sorts of symptoms even from the beginning of a benzo taper.
Anyway. I’m sick of this story but thought I’d check in. Really really, want to get BEYOND MEDS.
I’m waiting for when the title of this blog actually manifests in my life.