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Posted by Bugsy (Member # 37572) on :
I just read an article about a doc that found his patient that he used Klonopin on, it doesn't cure the lyme but helps with the symptoms. What's your thought. Before I knew what was wrong with me I used .5 mg to help cut the edge with my brain symptoms.
Has anyone hear of this?
Posted by Lymetoo (Member # 743) on :
The only problem is IF/WHEN you want to get off of it. VERY difficult. Many here say that benzos (Klonopin) are bad for us.

Then again, you have to do what you have to do.
Posted by derk diggler (Member # 31903) on :
xanaxx does the same for me
Posted by Bugsy (Member # 37572) on :
Ya I hear you Lymetutu. I don't take it everyday cuz I know what withdrawls are like getting off of other anti-d. I take it when I really need to be able to funtion better to do things. I think once they get my adrenal funtioning better, I may feel a little like human.
Do you know if they can tell how long you have a had it? I really can't think when I mgiht have been bit.
Posted by faithful777 (Member # 22872) on :
I use it to sleep at night. Otherwise I am awake 3 hours after I finally get to sleep.
Posted by lymenow (Member # 36175) on :
Yes. It's a two fold helper. Helps with neuro and vertigo/balance issues.
Posted by Lymetoo (Member # 743) on :
Bugsy.. think back to how long you've been ill or not doing well.
Posted by sk8ter (Member # 8671) on :
I use .5mg every other or every other other day so i won't get to hooked on it..It has a half life of 36 hrs so lasts a long time
Posted by sk8ter (Member # 8671) on :
I use .5mg every other or every other other day so i won't get to hooked on it..It has a half life of 36 hrs so lasts a long time
Posted by Bugsy (Member # 37572) on :
I've always been a sick kid. In my 20 I was good, 30 hit and I felt something was off. Now 40, it's been hard. In 08 my gallblader pretty muched died and had to have an er surgery to have it removed. The same year I was diagnosed with EBV. Every year after that I would have a flare up in the fall or winter of what I thought was my EBV. Last year was the worsted, pneumonia in Jan, EBV in Feb, back surgery May, moved from NC to HI in Aug all the while I started to have more symptoms, dizzy, headaches that turned to migrains plus more.
If I had to guess, I would say in 08, but dizzy spells started in maybe 2004 or 5. They were not bad, but enough to make me get checked out by docs. I use to think it was from my neck and old car accid.
Posted by canefan17 (Member # 22149) on :
I use Ativan and it has been a life saver. Bartonella can destroy the nerves and keep us up for days!! (I've gone 4 days no sleep - had to go to hospital they gavee IV Ativan and it saved me)

Also some Docs use it to control seizure herx from Bart/Lyme treatment.

Ativan is just like Klonopin. Both good for severe Bart cases IMO. Masks anxiety and OCD too.
Posted by cocowyo (Member # 36286) on :
I take 0.5mg of Ativan 2-4 times a month to help with paralyzing general or social anxiety.

Benzos makes me irritable and/or stupid the next day, so I'm not inclined to abuse it.

We're working on healing my adrenals and will be treating parasites, so hopefully there will come a time when I won't have to take it at all.

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