I can't sleep dammit.
December 5, 2011 12:05 AM Subscribe
Klonopin (clonazepam) withdrawal and insomnia. How do I get to sleep?
posted by tweedle to health & fitness (17 answers total) 1 user marked this as a favorite
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 completely fine now that I've been completely done with it for two weeks except I cannot sleep. I am in college and right about now is when everything is due. Last week was hell and I feel like this week I have substantially more stuff due, that I need to be kinda well-rested to feel like I can do competently.
So, sleep strategies? I've tried relaxing and breathing and usually I get distracted unless I'm right on the brink of actually falling asleep. It's taking me 2+ hours to fall asleep and usually if I'm not asleep by then I'll go on the internet or read or something. Yesterday I got three hours of sleep and tonight isn't looking much better, but I still have the rest of the week to recoup my losses, so any advice would be helpful.