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Clonazepam Withdrawal and Tapering Help

Clonazepam has a high risk of overdose, particularly when combined with other sedatives, pain relievers and many over-the-counter aids. If Clonazepam is tapered too rapidly, the withdrawals can be life-threatening and extremely painful. Like all Benzodiazepines, Clonazepam can cause insomnia, fear, anxiety, muscle tightness and high blood pressure. It is essential to calm the nervous system throughout the process but at Point of Return we take a natural approach.  Please do not attempt to taper without expert guidance. Contact  our NonProfit to taper off of Clonazepam.

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Clonazepam is a benzodiazepine that has muscle relaxant, sedative, anticonvulsant and hypnotic properties. Clonazepam is considered a ‘highly potent’ benzodiazepine with a rapid onset of action meaning that it reaches peak blood levels in one to four hours after oral administration, but leaves the body in 18-60 hours.

One-third of Clonazepam patients will develop tolerance to the drug in 2-4 weeks and will suffer from the Benzodiazepine Withdrawal Syndrome, a grouping of extremely painful symptoms that can last many months. Even after short-term use (7-14 days) Clonazepam can prove to be too challenging to just stop. Contact Us if you need help to taper Clonazepam or have questions.

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Real Results for Clonazepam Dependency

The Point of Return Program is an in-home tapering program that allows you to gradually lessen the amount of Clonazepam while also implementing the use of all-natural, calming nutraceuticals to help ease symptoms. We eliminate Interaction items to help make Clonazepam withdrawal more comfortable. Our physician recommended schedules allow your doctor to taper you off Clonazepam correctly.  The success of our program over the past 14 years is due to our unmatched service and unique mentoring approach. We are the Prescription Drug Experts. Clonazepam is dangerous to abruptly or rapidly stop and our program is a proven, viable, low-cost option to continue living your life while tapering.  Read program FAQ page .

We are prescription drug experts that specialize Benzodiazepine withdrawals.

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Key Components of Our In-Home Program

  • Skilled Experts in Prescription Drugs guiding you throughout the process.
  • Professional, kind mentoring
  • Assessment at the onset to determine taper rates, potential interactions, etc.
  • *Nutraceuticals specially formulated to ease symptoms, these are utilized throughout the whole process
  • Unlike herbs and many vitamins, our nutraceuticals will not interact medications
  • Information, advice and direction
  • 24/7 discussion board with encouraging members and knowledgeable mentors 
  • Email and phone access at no charge
  • Recommendations for addressing symptoms such as gut problems, headaches, pain, etc. 
  • Experienced team of committed experts with over 14 years experience
  • Every person at Point of Return has a personal story with these drugs. You are not alone

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Side Effects May Include

Abdominal and muscle cramps, behavior disorders, convulsions, depressed feeling, hallucinations, restlessness, sleeping difficulties, tremors, Klonopin can also cause aggressive behavior, agitation, anxiety, excitability, hostility, irritability, nervousness, nightmares, sleep disturbances, and vivid dreams, abdominal pain/discomfort, abnormal hunger, acne, aggressive reaction, anxiety, apathy, asthma attack, bleeding from the skin, blood clots, bronchitis, burning sensation, changes in appetite, changes in sex drive, confusion, coughing, difficulty breathing, dizziness when standing, ear problems, emotional changeability, excessive dreaming, excitement, fever, flushing, fluttery or throbbing heartbeat, frequent bowel movements, gas, general feeling of illness, gout, hair loss, hemorrhoids, hoarseness, increased salivation, indigestion, infections, inflamed stomach and intestines, lack of attention, lack of sensation, leg cramps, loss of taste, male sexual problems, migraine, motion sickness, muscle pain/cramps, nightmares, nosebleed, over-activity, pain (anywhere in the body), paralysis, pneumonia, shivering, skin problems, sleep problems, sneezing, sore throat, swelling with fluid retention, swollen knees, thick tongue, thirst, tingling/pins and needles, tooth problems, tremor, twitching, upset stomach, urinary problems, vertigo, vision problems, weight gain or loss, yawning

Withdrawal Symptoms May Include

Abdominal pains, aching, agoraphobia, anxiety, blurred vision, body vibrations, changes in perception, diarrhea, distended abdomen, feeling of unreality, flu-like symptoms, flatulence, food cravings, hair loss, heart palpitations, heavy limbs, increased allergies, increased sense of smell, insomnia, lethargy, loss of balance, metallic taste, muscle spasms, nightmares, panic attacks, paranoia, persistent & unpleasant memories, severe headaches, shaking, short term memory loss, sore mouth and tongue, sound & light sensitivity, speech difficulties, sweating, suicidal thoughts, tinnitus, unusually sensitive, fear.

Other Names of Clonazepam Include:

Klonopin, Rivotril

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At Point of Return, a 501(c)3 nonprofit, we have spent the last 14 years helping people taper off Clonazepam correctly. With customized taper rates and all natural nutraceuticals, our program allows you to control your symptoms and properly come off Clonazepam, once and for all, from the comfort of your home. Read program FAQs.


" This experience has left me humbled and oh so grateful to be alive. It's like being reborn. Everything seems new and the simplest things are joyous. Please let the Point of Return program work for you. It is a slow, gentle reduction from drugs, and will provide you with the tools you need to succeed." - Liz (Oklahoma, USA) Klonopin more...

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Clonazepam history and info

Clonazepam was initially patented in 1964 and in 1975 the FDA approved Clonazepam under the trade name Klonopin, as a treatment for epilepsy. Unfortunately it has become one of the nations most abused drugs after painkillers and was implicated in the cocktail of medications that killed Margaux Hemingway, Don Simpson (movie producer), Foster Wallace (writer) and Anna Nicole Smith. Although Clonazepam is often prescribed for long-term use, the FDA cautioned that the drug’s effectiveness for more than 9 weeks was not studied in well-controlled clinical trials.

Stevie Nicks (rock singer) has been vocal about how her psychiatrist prescribed Clonazepam for her to escape cocaine addiction. Nicks has described her 45-day hospital detox from Clonazepam stating, "Somebody opened up a door and pushed me into hell." It took years for her to heal from the effects of Clonazepam. Today hospital emergency room visits for benzodiazepine abuse dwarf illegal drugs by more than three to one. 

Clonazepam is a chlorinated derivative of nitrazepam and binds to the glial cell membranes to a high affinity. Glial cells provide support and nutrition, maintain homeostatis, form myelin (which protects the nerve endings) and participate in signal transmission in the nervous system. In the human brain, glials are estimated to outnumber nerve cells by a ratio of 10 to 1. Glials are considered the glue of the nervous system, surrounding nerve cells to hold them in place, but also supplying oxygen and nutrients to nerve cells. This explains why the Clonazepam side effects and Clonazepam Withdrawal Symptoms are so widespread throughout the body.

According to the U.S. Center for Disease Control, all benzodiazepines, including (Clonazepam) Klonopin, do not mix well with narcotic painkillers and can cause breathing difficulties that can be fatal.

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*Because prescription medications can cause severe withdrawal reactions, do not stop taking any medication without first consulting your physician. The decision to taper any medication should be discussed with your doctor and done with their consent and support. More...