Once a person is addicted to clonazepam, he or she will find the need to increase dosage on a continual basis in order to experience the same effects of the medication. Withdrawal symptoms occur when the user’s body is dependent but drug intake has stopped.

The time it takes for withdrawal symptoms to appear depends how long clonazepam stays in the body; how long the drug stays in the body depends on the individual’s metabolism. Clonazepam specifically has half its strength at eighteen to fifty hours; so withdrawal symptoms can be expected anywhere between twenty-four to seventy-two hours. Clonazepam will reach its highest withdrawal level in five to seven days.

Clonazepam Withdrawal Symptoms

Clonazepam withdrawal symptoms may include the following:

  • Anxiety
  • Sleep problems
  • Headaches
  • Weight loss
  • Abdominal pain
  • Aching
  • Agoraphobia
  • Changes in perception
  • Body vibrations
  • Diarrhea
  • Distended abdomen
  • Flu-like symptoms
  • Feelings of unreality
  • Flatulence
  • Food cravings
  • Hair loss
  • Heart palpitations
  • Insomnia
  • Increased sense of smell
  • Lethargy
  • Loss of balance
  • Metallic sense of taste
  • Muscle spasms
  • Panic attack
  • Paranoia
  • Persistent unpleasant memories
  • Short-term memory loss
  • Sore mouth or tongue
  • Sensitivity to sound or light
  • Blurred speech
  • Sweating
  • Tinnitus
  • Fear

Severe symptoms may include:

  • Suicidal thoughts
  • Epileptic seizures
  • Psychosis

It is important for people desiring to come off clonazepam to receive a doctor’s instructions about gradually weaning themselves off the drug. It is also strongly recommended that a clonazepam addict go through detox and withdrawal at a rehab facility where he or she may receive medical supervision and professional assistance. Coming off clonazepam too fast can result in protracted withdrawal symptoms, which can drag out for longer periods of time before they start to subside.

Are You Addicted to Clonazepam?

Clonazepam (also known by the brand name Klonopin) is one of the most widespread and readily available drugs today. Continual use can result in physical and psychological damage and dependence.

There are thousands of people who have abused drugs, gone through treatment, and now live normal, healthy lives. If you or someone you know is a consistent, long-time Clonazepam user, most likely he or she is an addict or is quickly becoming one.

There is hope. Please call our toll free number today at 855-808-6212. We are available 24 hours a day to answer any questions you might have about clonazepam addiction treatment. We are here to help.

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