I then add Desyrel and/or Klonopin to this and go from there. Once you have tried a low dose of a single treatment, increase the dosage each night until you either get eight to nine hours of solid sleep without waking or hangover, you get side effects (for example, next-day sedation), or until you are at the.
“Getting eight to nine hours of solid, deep sleep a night without waking or hangover is critical to getting well.”
My preference is to start with the sleep herbal plus Ambien. My treatment checklist contains many effective natural and prescription sleep recommendations as well as detailed directions for how to use them (see www.vitality101.com ). I then add Desyrel and/or Klonopin to this and go from there.
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Klonopin is generally weaker than Xanax, but it lasts longer. Anything that relaxes you will help with falling asleep.. but with the benzo's you risk getting so used to it that you need a higher dose to do the same thing. If it's just for sleep I'd recommend trying other alternatives before using the benzos.
If you take a look at the Benzo comparison chart (see attached - found link to file somewhere on this board), you can see the differences. Clonazepam is one potent benzo (mg for mg). They say 1 mg of Clonazepam = 20 mg of Valium, but I am having a rough time when I did the conversion over to Valium. I use to take 0.5-1mg of generic Clonazepam for sleep (worked well).
Clonazepam/Klonopin - Effects on sleep: I used to take just one clonazepam every morning and didn't have the following problem. My anxiety level had been.
I never stumbled around like I was over. It never made me sleepy.
so hard to give up alcohol I had to go into a 30 day treatment program.
All benzos exert a sedative (inducing sleep) effect but with daily chronic use, this usually goes away but the drug will usually retain its anti-anxiety effect, often for many years.
Come to think of it - when I first started on clonazepam, I would fall asleep like this in the early afternoon hours but the sleep problem didn't last long.
Clonazepam – Klonopin. There are some classes of medications that are prescribed for insomnia that were not originally developed for that condition. One of the most common of these is the benzodiazepines, a class of drugs that is meant to act on the brain and nerves by enhancing the effects of naturally occurring.
It is used for sleep disturbances because it does cause drowsiness and people have found it to be beneficial for sleep disorders. Benzodiazepines are typically prescribed for anxiety disorders, with clonazepam (klonopin) usually used as part of the treatment for seizures related to epilepsy.
When the medication is going to be stopped the dosage will be lowered first and then stopped compley to prevent the problems that can be experienced by stopping the medication suddenly. This sleep medicine is not meant to be started or stopped abruptly. There is also a risk of dependency. The doctor will start with a low dosage and then move up to the clinical dosage slowly.
While clonazepam has not been approved by the FDA for the treatment of insomnia doctors will prescribe it off-label in certain situations. Also known as: Klonpin, Rivotril, and Rivatril.
It has a half life of 30-40 hours, longer than many other benzodiazepines. For this reason the effect of the drug may be felt one or two days after taking the medication. Klonopin is effective usually within 30-60 minutes after taking the medication.
Discuss the presence of any other side effects that you may have with your prescribing doctor. In addition to these, there are a number of side effects that can be seen that are considered to be less common.
Clonazepam will interact adversely with a number of other medications, so it is very important that the doctor know everything else that is being taken. This should include over-the-counter medication, prescription medication and herbal remedies. Essential further reading:.
One of the most common of these is the benzodiazepines, a class of drugs that is meant to act on the brain and nerves by enhancing the effects of naturally occurring chemicals in the brain that promote sleep. There are some classes of medications that are prescribed for insomnia that were not originally developed for that condition.
I had been taking klonopin for about a year (.5mg twice a day). A few weeks ago, my psychiatrist and I decided to get me off of this stuff with a tapering schedule lasting about three weeks. Everything is compley fine now that I've been compley done with it for two weeks except I cannot sleep. I am in.
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