Citation: JitterBob. "Chronicles of Experimentation: An Experience with Clonazepam (exp53300)". Erowid.org. Jan 24, 2018. erowid.org/exp/53300
It should be known before you begin reading that the effects of Clonazepam very greatly by individual. Weight and age usually play an important role in the effects of a given dose. Patients may be started out with doses as low as 0.5mg. Tolerance is usually built quickly to Clonazepam, especially among those who use at higher doses.
My experimentation with Clonazepam started late 2005. My boyfriend, who we'll call 'Bob', was diagnosed with an anxiety disorder and prescribed a hefty stock of 1mg Clonazepam tablets (klonopin). I was immediately curious of course as to the effects of this drug which was new to me. Without his permission or acknowledgment, I began experimenting with these tablets frivolously.
I started by taking just one 1mg tablet. I waited and waited but felt nothing. It is my belief that I felt nothing because I was so too focused on how I was feeling. In other words, I psyched myself out. I tried again this time with two, 1mg tablets. After only 10 or 15 minutes I felt as if I had taken too much. It was as though I had smoked a huge blunt and taken some kind of alien sleep aid. I had a rush of incredible euphoric joy rushing through my body like never before. 10 or 20 minutes after that, I fell fast asleep.
After experimenting many time with low 1 and 2mg doses of Clonazepam, this is what I concluded. The effects of Clonazepam could be felt more quickly than any other orally ingested drug I have ever taken. It seems that this is the case with most people. I'm unsure as to whether or not it is absorbed into the body and quicker but I assume that is the case. I could also notice a very quick tolerance which was built up after ingesting Clonazepam on a daily bases. Example: taking one 1 mg tablet for 2 or 3 days in a row would require that on the 4th day I take 1.5 or 2mg to acquire the same effects of a 1mg dose. However this tolerance was completely diminished after only a couple days of ceased usage.
Once I had experienced the effects of Clonazepam at 1 to 2mg doses, I proceeded to dabble with 3 or 4mgs at once. This left me feeling a little like I had been wacked over the head with a large bat. I felt dizzy and my memory would play tricks on me. I would forget almost immediately what I was about to do and had a small amount of marked paranoia which I had never experienced at 1 and 2mg doses. I concluded that once an initial dose was taken, 're-dosing' would always leave me feeling like I had been wacked over the head. This was not a pleasant feeling, but it wasn't exactly bad either.
I decided it best not to dose over a couple of mgs at a time. However I found myself attempting to 're-dose' at an alarming rate, even after setting a strict limit for myself I found that I would still attempt to recapture the euphoric effects of an initial dose by taking more Clonazepam.
The dose described in this report is very high, potentially beyond Erowid's 'heavy' range, and could pose serious health risks or result in unwanted, extreme effects. Sometimes extremely high doses reported are errors rather than actual doses used.]
The most Clonazepam I have ever taken in a 24 hour period was approx. 14. This scared me and I haven't taken any large doses since the incident.
If there is anything I have learned from my experiences with Clonazepam it's that less is usually better, at least with me. One 1 mg tablet is still today a sufficient amount to achieve the desired effects. It becomes difficult for me to function above a 3mg dose. I also notice a plethora of other negative effects accompanying a high dose including: severe headaches, extreme drowsiness, depression, habituation, nausea, acute short term memory loss (increasing with dosage), dizziness, and an overall inability to perform common everyday tasks.
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