My Doctor Has Switched Me to…
A question was posted by JohnFGee on December 12, 2013, and last updated on July 4, 2019. JohnFGee was unsure why their doctor had made the decision to switch their medication and was nervous about the outcome. Other users responded with their own experiences and advice.
One user, jwginfo, warned about the dangers of long-term use of benzos and advised others to educate themselves on the risks. Another user, Tracy 64, shared their experience with Klonopin after being on Xanax for 25 years and finding that Klonopin worked better for them. Mommy1986 also expressed interest in switching from Xanax to Klonopin due to experiencing withdrawal symptoms. Sick of meds shared their own experience of being on Xanax for 25 years and wanting to get off all medication.
Celeaste Adrienne shared their experience of being on benzos most of their life and finding that Klonopin lasted longer and did not build tolerance as quickly. Ynomel recommended tapering down from Xanax before switching to Klonopin. Shark213 shared a cautionary tale of experiencing seizures due to overuse and tolerance to alprazolam and finding relief with clonazepam.
DrSpine, a healthcare professional and former Xanax user, shared their own experience of being switched to Klonopin and experiencing uneasy feelings and mood shifts. They advised others to find a physician who understands their needs if Klonopin is not working for them.
JMD149 shared their positive experience of switching from Xanax to Klonopin due to Xanax wearing off too quickly and causing withdrawals and seizures. Dumpster Diver also shared their positive experience with Klonopin.
Overall, users shared their experiences and advice on switching from Xanax to Klonopin, with some finding Klonopin to be a better option due to its longer-lasting effects.