Basilar migraines
Sir my self Sanjay. Sir from Aug onwards I started feels giddiness. Initially doctors told it is migraines associated vertigo.firstly I take vertin for 2 months. Then I m under physiology meds like Venlafaxine,clonazipam,pregrablin for 2 months.finally neurologist say it is symptoms of basilar migraines. Symptoms are improved but now I feels withdrawal symptoms of clonazepam like chest pain,sholder pain etc. Sir I need ur opinion how to WITHDRAW the CLONAZEPAM tabs. I had taken 0.50mg per day for 2months continuously. Sir plz help me to get rid of basilar migraines or ease the symptoms. Kindly suggest any remedy, second opinion.
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Sharath Kumar K N
General Physician Mandya
Clonazepam discontinuation symptoms were mostly mild and included mainly: anxiety, shaking/trembling/tremor, nausea/vomiting, insomnia/nightmares, excessive sweating, tachycardia/palpitations, headache, weakness, and muscle aches. Mainly depends on how long you have been taking and how much dose. In your case it is very less dose (0.5mg) and it's short duration. Clonazepam can be successfully discontinued without any major withdrawal symptoms if the dose is reduced gradually. Clonazepam is by reducing the total daily dose by 0.125 mg (1/8 mg) on a weekly basis. So if you were taking 0.5mg of clonazepam per day, it would take you approximately 4 weeks (1month) to fully withdraw to 0 mg. Continue rest of your medicine.
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