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Helpful Not Recreational
Clonazepam
by agoodteacher
Citation:   agoodteacher. "Helpful Not Recreational: An Experience with Clonazepam (exp105487)". Erowid.org. Apr 4, 2018. erowid.org/exp/105487

 
DOSE:
1 mg oral Pharms - Clonazepam (pill / tablet)

BODY WEIGHT: 175 lb


I have struggled with depression and anxiety since I was 13 years old. I have taken many different anti-depressants that work on the brain in many different ways, and though the effect of some may have been beneficial, the side effects were intolerable.

I was prescribed a generic version of Klonopin (clonazepam) at 22 years of age because of a difficult situational experience that caused severe depression, sleep loss, and anxiety.

When I started taking it, friends who I had had for over a decade told me I looked healthy and my shoulders were no longer tensed up. Apparently I always had lifted my shoulders every day before then and I didn't even know it until it was brought to my attention.

Now my shoulders rest.

I am 28 now, 6 years later, and I am a happy and productive elementary school teacher without panic attacks. I still take clonazepam when I anticipate a very difficult situation, but do not feel a 'high' from it. Rather it seems to temper my emotions so that I can find better ways to cope with them.

Exp Year: 2008-2014ExpID: 105487
Gender: Male 
Age at time of experience: 28 
Published: Apr 4, 2018Views: 603
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