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55 minutes ago, Onemorestep said:

Absolutely. As someone who has been through benzo withdrawal and never felt quite the same I would say caution is important haha. I also worry that the withdrawn brain is more primed for withdrawals in the future via kindling. This has been my experience at least. 
 

Still, it’s a tempting offer isn’t it. Take 6mg of klonopin a day for 2 months and reduce your hppd?...

 

...can I do it on a beach too somewhere 😂?

Yeah it's super tempting... Getting this "cured" in only 2 months. Just note that the suggested dosage is only 2mg daily, not 6mg.

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2mg is still a big dose. I've had memory issues on that dose and just fall asleep a lot.

On my honeymoon, i did 3 weeks taking 2mg a day... When I returned, I had some withdrawal issues, hard to sleep, increased anxiety etc. 

I'd be interested to know when the doctors took the follow up survey too, as you can feel some relief for the first few days after stopping klono.

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17 hours ago, Onemorestep said:

Absolutely. As someone who has been through benzo withdrawal and never felt quite the same I would say caution is important haha. I also worry that the withdrawn brain is more primed for withdrawals in the future via kindling. This has been my experience at least. 
 

How quickly did you taper, if you don't mind me asking?

I'm going to be re-starting a Klonopin taper soon, and this is a concern I have, is that this garbage drug has permanently fucked up my brain.

 

On topic: If this is true it's great news, but given the small sample size in the study I'd take it with a grain of salt. A bigger study would need to be conducted.

That said, I started taking Klonopin shortly after developing HPPD, and have been on it for around 15 years (which is a stupid thing to do...don't do it), and I also boozed (also dumb). Anyway, my visuals are gone these days, so that does make me wonder if there is a connection, especially since @Hall89mentioned knowing someone who had done the same.

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8 hours ago, Jay1 said:

2mg is still a big dose. I've had memory issues on that dose and just fall asleep a lot.

On my honeymoon, i did 3 weeks taking 2mg a day... When I returned, I had some withdrawal issues, hard to sleep, increased anxiety etc. 

I'd be interested to know when the doctors took the follow up survey too, as you can feel some relief for the first few days after stopping klono.

I would like that too. I’m very distrustful of these scientific studies sometimes in that they are trying to prove something. So yea they may show x y or a but did they decide to include the debilitating withdrawal the person went through? Or that “hey visuals permanently reduced—but they now have worse anxiety. Let’s not include that part”.

 

2 is a lot better though gotta say. Wonder what the improvement timeline is. Thing is too—there are 100 percent people who have gotten hppd and have been put on 2mg of klonopin off the bat. Hell my doctor gave me one mg no questions asked back in 2012 and I didn’t even seem that anxious. You’d think we’d see more anecdotal reports. 
 

but then again, playing devils advocate, if a person got hppd and then got klonopin for a few months and went off with Improvements— would they know to post that? 

 

I think 2mg is worth a shot if someone wants to do it. I wouldn’t cold Turkey it though. Even a few days is enough for some people to feel tolerance and withdrawal especially if they’re brains are already weighted towards glutamate vs gaba. 

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