Klonopin, Rivotril and Syn-Clonazepam are all brand names for the benzodiazepine clonazepam. A benzodiazepine is a CNS depressant, which slows the nervous system. Used in the treatment of MS for tremor, pain and spasticity.
Clonazepam can compound the effect of other central nervous system depressants such as antihistamines, sedatives, tranquilisers and muscle relaxants. Clonazepam should not be taken with alcohol.
Possible Side-Effects may include:
- Slurred Speech
- Abdominal Cramps
- Blurred Vision
- Gastrointestinal changes
I don’t know about you, but all of the above symptoms sound like multiple sclerosis to me. I certainly don’t need a drug to make feel the way I feel most days anyway.
Clonazepam is a Benzodiazepam
Also, as it is a benzodiazepine it should be similar to temazepam which I use to ease my insomnia and suffer no side-effects from.
However, benzodiazepine is a very addictive drug and I have been on Temazepam for over two years, at the time of writing.
With the view of weaning myself off Temazepam, I have consulted my doctor and she has prescribed gabapentin, which I have commenced administering.
I have managed to reduce my Temazeoam dosage from 20mg to roughly 5mg per evening. I think this is significant step forward but i I try and stop the Temazepam completely, I cannot sleep. So, there is still a little bit of work to do.
Now, as I like to do on all my posts, I will leave you with a link to my MS symptoms page:
in the hope that you will delay your departure and reduce my bounce rate.
In the interest of maintaining a balance perspective I will refer you to:
Wikipedia tends to be mu go-to source for all manner of interesting topics, particularly those of a medical nature.