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How to manage withdrawal symptoms after stopping Klonopin?

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Answered by

Dr. Mashfika N Alam

Medically reviewed by

iCliniq medical review team

Published At January 18, 2018
Reviewed AtApril 26, 2024

Patient's Query

Hello doctor,

I stopped Klonopin after weaning off over six months at 1/16 mg once a day. Now, I am having extreme withdrawal dizziness, imbalance, head and face pressure, neck tightness. I only take blood pressure med and Vescepa 1 g capsules for triglycerides. I lost 12 lb in the last month. I am confused and not sure what to do.

Hello,

Welcome to icliniq.com.

If you weaned over six months, you should not get withdrawal symptoms. However, your anxiety symptoms could be resurfacing. But first, we need to see if it is your blood pressure medication that is causing all these symptoms. Most blood pressure medications tend to cause dizziness or postural hypotension, or other symptoms of imbalance.

Did you get your blood pressure monitored recently? It would be helpful in identifying the cause if I knew your blood pressure meds. If all that is fine, you may need to be reevaluated for anxiety. However, Klonopin is not an ideal drug for your symptoms. You should consider other safer medications given your existing other health conditions.

For now, we need to see if your blood pressure is within the normal range for you or if your blood pressure medication dosage needs to be readjusted or not. After that, we need to see if it your anxiety is acting up again.

Hopefully, this will help with your situation.

Same symptoms don't mean you have the same problem. Consult a doctor now!

Dr. Mashfika N Alam

Dr. Mashfika N Alam

General Practitioner

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