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I was switched from klonopin OKMH519211

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I was switched from klonopin to restoril in the hopes of stopping my benzo intake all together. Want to confirm that restoril is an easier benzo to stop which is my goal. I'm currently on 15 mg for sleep
Submitted: 2 years ago.
Category: Mental Health
Customer: replied 2 years ago.
I would like to get off this drug within a week. I haven't taken klonopin in 3 that out of my system?? I was on .25
Expert:  Dr. Chip replied 2 years ago.
Hi. Yes the klonipin is out of your system now. And Restoril is easier to get off of than klonipin.
Customer: replied 2 years ago.
What's a safe taper plan to get off the restoril. What should be used if anything for daytime anxiety??
Expert:  Dr. Chip replied 2 years ago.
I can't ethically give you a proper taper--it should be under a doctor's supervision. St John's Wort can be effective for anxiety
Customer: replied 2 years ago.
But would you say a taper is necessary. I've been on low dose benzo for 3 months. 2 months .75 ativan.3 weeks .25-.125 klon. Now one week 15-30mg restoril. Cold turkey possible?
Expert:  Dr. Chip replied 2 years ago.
Cold turkey is possible then--there shouldn't be any untoward withdrawal side effects
Customer: replied 2 years ago.
The ativan and klonopin would be out of my system then correct
Expert:  Dr. Chip replied 2 years ago.
Yes that's correct