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Unread 08-11-2011, 05:45 PM   #1
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I am presently on 8mg of Suboxone and I have been for awhile...it has become pain management in a sense for me because of a car accident in March of 2010. I am also on 1-2mg of Klonopin daily for panic disorders and anxiety. I guess I am wondering is there an end in sight for me as far as medication is concerned in the future...can anyone relate? I am more afraid to get off the Benzo now than i am the Suboxone...I went without due to a doctor mistake for about 3 weeks and it was an awful withdrawal, it was like my hearing was effected and my brain was all muddled. I don't know if I am making any sense. I am moving North from the far South and I hope that I will be ok as far being on both medications. I hope they will be ok with it.
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Unread 09-05-2011, 07:21 PM   #2
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Hi patrick
I am on same dosage 8mg of suboxone 8mg an 1-2mg a of klonipin a day. My doctor knows and this is week 3 and no problem. I do know how you feel I am wanting one day to be free of both medications. First I want to taper the Sub then work on klopin but I have used it for panick and anxiety and works well. Well good luck to you and I will try in the future to deal with the klonipin. take care.

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Unread 09-05-2011, 11:32 PM   #3
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sub and klonopin are often prescribed together. I take both....but I only take the klonopin as needed. I'm sure there will be a day when we can be totally free.
..but its a long road and right now these medicines are so much better for us than other formerly used substances.
theres hope..I'm sure if it
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Unread 09-09-2011, 11:34 PM   #4
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Yeah much better then our formely used substances. At First I thought one medication to another but in reality sub is not like that and makes me live a more productive life. Klonipin I never abused it really helps my anxiety uner control and makes me sleep fine now. I beleive one day we will be free of all too
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Unread 10-10-2011, 02:28 PM   #5
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I'm on Suboxone and Klonopin also. I didn't realize it was so common. I've been on Sub for a year and I'm down to 4 mg a day now. I had been on Ativan for several years. I started at 0.5 mg and was up to 3 mg by the time I went on Sub. I took the Ativan to go to sleep though. The doctor I had before put me on that and it worked well (except for having to raise the dose over time). I've always had trouble going to sleep. The doctor tried several other meds for sleep and none of them worked well. I didn't want to take Ambien because of the stories I had heard. Anyway, my Sub doctor didn't like me being on Ativan because he said it was too short-acting. So he put me on 2 mg Klonopin per day (just a few months ago). I don't like it so far. It doesn't seem to make me sleepy or if it does, it takes a couple of hours. I see that most of you are taking Benzos for anxiety and I understand that is mainly what they're for, but I've had several doctors over the past few years who have prescribed a Benzo specifically for sleep. I don't take them during the day. There have been times in the past when I was on a smaller dose and would sometimes run out a couple of days before the refill. I recall those days without being miserable and not being able to sleep, so obviously I was physically dependent. But those were the days when I was abusing other drugs such as pain killers and ADD meds.

Having said all that (TMI, I'm sure!), I'm worried that I'm going to be dependent on a Benzo for the rest of my life. I wouldn't say I'm addicted (like I definitely was to opiates), but I'm probably physically dependent. Is that something I can live with long-term? I don't know.
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Unread 11-14-2011, 11:19 AM   #6
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Well on the bright side of things I was able to find a doctor who is working on managing me on both my medication presently. But I have decided to start taking Gabapentin to lower my Klonopin dose and hopefully taper off of it completely in the future. I did have to increase my Suboxone dose about 4mg in order to do this but in the long run I hope it will work. I am going back to school in January so I am really hoping I can do this allbeit over some time. Then I will approach lowering my Suboxone dose which overall seems easier than the Klonopin for me presently. Wish me luck!
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I am from the old country. I use boiled milk as a sedative and it works also as a sleeping aid also.
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Hi Patrick. Glad to hear you found a doctor to work with you. I have been on suboxone for three years and am prescribed Klonipin. I only take it as needed, which isn't too often, but I am allowed four pills a day. Yes, it is common for these medications to be prescribed together. Good luck to you and on your move. Julie
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I am from the old country. I use boiled milk as a sedative and it works also as a sleeping aid also.
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Unread 05-27-2013, 07:52 PM   #11
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Good Afternoon, I too am taking Suboxone and Clonipin and I'm having no problems with the combination. I will say that withdrawl from Benzos is different from Opiates- and is dangerous. It is important that you have a physician monitor your dose and withdrawl. Good Luck.
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I was on Sub & went to my Sub doc who stopped prescribing Sub due to hassles from the FDA, but I went because I had severe spasms, and he put me on tons of Klonopin. So much so that I decided to go away to detox & rehab to get off of the Sub because we were positive that the Sub was causing the spasms. They also treated me with Klonopin at the detox-- which was useless to me because I didn't start detoxing until I got to the rehab!!
Once at rehab-- the psychiatrist tapered me off Klonopin because they don't like to prescribe such meds. But-- she had to end up putting me back on. I'm on 2mg 3X daily.
But-- point is-- I too was prescribed Klonopin while still on Sub, too, and it was not a problem.
Since I am off Sub and on Klonopin now, I will start to pay closer attention to this forum as well as the Suboxone forum.
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I used to be prescribed Xanax, and it was a bitch to get off however it was easier to stay off of then opiates. I'm a big against benzos unless someone absolutely needs them. They definetly make anxiety worse once you stop them an it takes a while for your body to reboot. Doctors don't realize how much they mess up body chemistry, in addition they aren't approved for long term use but most doctors prescribe them for years and years to patients. I
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Amen Bisbey, I have been on bentos for years and tried to quit several times. Supervised tapering, jumping, it made no difference. I simply can't do it.
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