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Clonazepam Withdrawal and Tapering Help

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We know how frightening it is to be dependent on Clonazepam and we know that most need Help to Get Off Clonazepam but don't want inpatient. Don't let fear prevent your freedom, our team recovered from benzos and you can too.  There is Help to Get Off Clonazepam. We take a holistic, natural approach to controlling Clonazepam Withdrawal Symptoms, and assess each person individually for the correct rate to Wean Off Clonazepam.  We've helped people for 15 years in 78 countries and are here to ensure your Clonazepam Withdrawal Program is right for your situation. Many drugs, over-the-counter and some vitamins can interact with Clonazepam, causing an increase in Clonazepam Withdrawal Symptoms.  What we provide in our Clonazepam Withdrawal Program is natural, calming and promotes sleep, but will not interact or interfere with your Clonazepam Taper.  You can Taper off Clonazepam. You can Wean Off Clonazepam while having symptom reduction.  Please do not Taper Clonazepam alone, let our Expert team guide you properly.  Contact Our NonProfit for a FREE Consutation. 

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Our Clonazepam weaning program is a slow taper that allows you to safely step down from Clonazepam under the guidance of our Prescription Experts, your Physician and Pharmacist. The Pre-Taper is for Symptom Relief. You will not wean Clonazepam until you feel better. This is where our Advanced Nutraceuticals are critical. Point of Return provides healthy, Drug-Free Strategies to help minimize Clonazepam withdrawal symptoms to improve mental and physical well-being.

Our areas of expertise are Antidepressants, Benzodiazepines, Sleeping Pills and Painkillers on a case-by-case basis. Our In-Home programs are individualized based on your situation. An assessment is done once you start the Clonazepam Withdrawal Program which allows us to individualize your gameplan based on age; length of time on the medications; health challenges; lifestyle, stress levels; additional medications; and interactions. Don't Wean Clonazepam alone, work with our Prescription Drug Experts.

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- Proven Program completed In-Home with Expert Guidance

- Slowly Taper Off Clonazepam

- All-Natural Nutraceuticals to help Ease Clonazepam Withdrawal Symptoms

- Professional information on interactions

- Free Mentoring on our 24/7 private Discussion Board

- Free Assessment Upon Starting our Program (a $400 value)

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        CLONAZEPAM WITHDRAWAL SYMPTOMS, SIDE EFFECTS AND ADVERSE REACTIONS ( link | pdf )


        CLONAZEPAM HISTORY AND INFO  ( link | pdf )


        CLONAZEPAM REFERENCES AND FDA INFO ( link | pdf )

          Clonazepam History and Information

          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. 

          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.

          Clonazepam Withdrawal Symptoms, Side Effects, Adverse Reactions

          CLONAZEPAM WITHDRAWAL SYMPTOMS MAY INCLUDE:

          aggression, anxiety, balance issues , blurred vision, brain zaps, concentration impairment, constipation, crying spells, depersonalization, diarrhea, dizziness. electric shock sensations, fatigue, flatulence, flu-like symptoms, hallucinations, hostility, highly emotional, indigestion, irritability, impaired speech, insomnia, jumpy nerves, lack of coordination, lethargy, migraine headaches / increased headaches, nausea, nervousness, over-reacting to situations, paranoia, repetitive thoughts or songs, sensory & sleep disturbances, severe internal restlessness (akathisia), stomach cramps, tremors, tinnitus (ear ringing or buzzing), tingling sensations, troubling thoughts, visual hallucinations / illusions, vivid dreams, speech or visual changes, worsened depression, insomnia, abdominal and muscle cramps, convulsions, feeling of discomfort, inability to fall asleep or stay asleep, sweating, tremors, vomiting

          CLONAZEPAM SIDE EFFECTS MAY INCLUDE:

          daytime drowsiness, amnesia or forgetfulness, memory impairment, muscle weakness, lack of balance or coordination, cognitive issues, tiredness, changes in appetite, nausea, diarrhea ,stomach upset, headache, muscle pain, confusion, insomnia, visual changes, memory loss, difficulty concentrating, confusion, hallucinations, slurred speech, agitation, aggressive behavior, anxiety, loss interest in sex, fatigue, nervousness, worsening depression

          CLONAZEPAM ADVERSE REACTIONS MAY INCLUDE: per PDR

          Severe: suicidal ideation, coma, teratogenesis, visual impairment

          Moderate: ataxia, depresion, memory impairment, constipation, dysarthria, vaginitis, impotence, blurred vision, confusion, migraine, paresis, excitability, hemorrhoids, candidiasis, dyspnea, urinary incontinence, dysuria, urinary retention, bleeding, cystitis, hypertonia, contact dermatitis, orthostatic hypotension, edema, chest pain, palpitations, gout, tolerance, physiological dependence, psychological dependence, amnesia, hallucinations, hostility, psychosis, fecal incontinence, gastritis, withdrawal, respiratory depression, lymphadenopathy, hypotonia, nystagmus, thombocytopenia, anemia, eosinophilia, elevated hepatic enzymes, leukopenia, hepatomegaly, dehydration

          Mild: drowsiness, dizziness, infection, fatigue, sinusitis, dysmenorrhea, influenza, rhinitis, cough, myalgia, anorexia, pharyngitis, libido decrease, emotional lability, abdominal pain, increased urinary frequency, vertigo, hypoesthesia, tremor, paresthesias, shivering, anxiety, insomnia, nightmares, yawning, dyspepsia, weight gain, flatulence, dysgeusia, pyrosis, weight loss, appetite stimulation, hyper salivation, fever, epistaxis, hoarseness, sneezing, libido increase, menstrual irregularity, urine discoloration, polyuria, back pain, musculoskeletal pain, muscle cramps, arthralgia, diplopia, xerophthalmia, alopecia, flushing, pruritus, acne vulgaris, headache, agitation, irritability, nausea, diarrhea, rhinorrhea, nocturia, weakness, rash, hirsutism

          CLONAZEPAM BOXED WARNINGS:  per PDR

          Asthma, bronchitis, chronic obstructive pulmonary disease (COPD), CNS depression, coadministration with other CNS depressants, coma, pulmonary disease, respiratory depression, shock, sleep apnea

          As with other benzodiazepines, clonazepam should be used with extreme caution in patients with pulmonary disease or conditions associated with compromised respiratory function such as sleep apnea, bronchitis, pneumonia, asthma, or chronic obstructive pulmonary disease (COPD). Additionally, avoid coadministration with other CNS depressants, especially opioids, unless no other alternatives are available as coadministration significantly increases the risk for respiratory depression, low blood pressure, and death. If coadministration is necessary, follow patients for signs and symptoms of respiratory depression and sedation. Clonazepam should not be used in patients with preexisting respiratory depression, cases of shock, or coma because the drug can worsen respiratory and CNS depression. In patients who snore regularly, partial airway obstruction may convert to obstructive sleep apnea with benzodiazepine administration. Clonazepam may produce hypersalivation and may aggravate conditions in which patients have difficulty handling secretions.

          Clonazepam References and FDA Information

           According to the FDA:

          Withdrawal Symptoms: Withdrawal symptoms of the barbiturate type have occurred after the discontinuation of benzodiazepines (see DRUG ABUSE AND DEPENDENCE).

          PRECAUTION

          General: Worsening of Seizures: When used in patients in whom several different types of seizure disorders coexist, Klonopin may increase the incidence or precipitate the onset of generalized tonic-clonic seizures (grand mal). This may require the addition of appropriate anticonvulsants or an increase in their dosages. The concomitant use of valproic acid and Klonopin may produce absence status.

          Laboratory Testing During Long-Term Therapy: Periodic blood counts and liver function tests are advisable during long-term therapy with Klonopin.

          Risks of Abrupt Withdrawal: The abrupt withdrawal of Klonopin, particularly in those patients on long-term, high-dose therapy, may precipitate status epilepticus. Therefore, when discontinuing Klonopin, gradual withdrawal is essential. While Klonopin is being gradually withdrawn, the simultaneous substitution of another anticonvulsant may be indicated.

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          *While great care has been taken in organizing and presenting the material throughout this website, please note that it is provided for informational purposes only and should not be taken as Medical Advice.

          *The statements on this website have not been evaluated by the Food and Drug Administration (FDA). The products and labels mentioned / sold are not intended to diagnose, treat, cure, or prevent any disease or illness.

          * Testimonial results may vary person to person.

          *The program outlined in Point of Return is not meant to substitute your doctor, instead it is to be utilized with your physician to help you with your drug withdrawal process and with his or her consent.

          *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..