Clonazepam (Klonopin, Rivotril)

Discussion in 'Treatments' started by erik, May 29, 2012.

    1. Emanuel Lourenco
      No Mood

      Emanuel Lourenco Member

      Tinnitus Since:
      2016
      Cause of Tinnitus:
      Noise exposure
      it's alright i think it was a joke.. also I spoke with the GP today and he told me to tamper off the rivotril for the next week gradually...
       
    2. Michael Leigh

      Michael Leigh Member Benefactor Hall of Fame

      Location:
      Brighton, UK
      Tinnitus Since:
      April /1996
      I know it was a joke...Good that you are tapering off the rivotril as it's not good to be on it all the time....
       
    3. Emanuel Lourenco
      No Mood

      Emanuel Lourenco Member

      Tinnitus Since:
      2016
      Cause of Tinnitus:
      Noise exposure
      Yeah it was a mistake of me to take it everyday although it was what was advised for me to do by another doctor so... This is exactly why I don't trust them anymore...
       
    4. Michael Leigh

      Michael Leigh Member Benefactor Hall of Fame

      Location:
      Brighton, UK
      Tinnitus Since:
      April /1996
      Not all doctors are the same and some are quite good. Taking clonazepam/Rivotril constantly, the body will quickly habituate to it and more of the drug will need to be taken to get relief from the tinnitus. Unfortunately, this can cause dependency and unpleasant side effects. I was advised by my consultant not to take it too often for this reason.

      Michael
       
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    5. Codaz

      Codaz Member

      The trouble that they have in the Netherlands is that they think Clonazepam (all *pam) is the heaviest of the *pam family and should only be taken if absolutely necessary. Belgian doctors say different but do not describe the taper on taper off schedule, which eventually gives the dependency and other nasty stuff.
       
    6. Jéssica Amorim

      Jéssica Amorim Member

      Tinnitus Since:
      16/09/2017
      Cause of Tinnitus:
      Unknown
      Does anyone here use of clonazepam? Since I started taking the drug in order to reduce the anxiety caused by tinnitus, I have been very depressed, crying all the time and I have suicidal thoughts. I read that the drug can cause such reactions, did anyone experience something like that?
       
    7. Michael Leigh

      Michael Leigh Member Benefactor Hall of Fame

      Location:
      Brighton, UK
      Tinnitus Since:
      April /1996
      I take clonazepam whenever my tinnitus is very severe and it calms it right down. I haven't experienced the symptoms you describe.
      Michael
       
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    8. Benoves

      Benoves Member Benefactor

      Tinnitus Since:
      26-9-2017
      Cause of Tinnitus:
      Unknow possibly noise trauma
      I did get Clonazepam Sandoz from my GP. Sometimes i looks like it calms down my hiss after 10 minutes for a couple of hours, sometimes not. Is is important to get Rivotril from Roche?
       
    9. Ambassador
      Cool

      Ambassador Member

      Location:
      USA
      Tinnitus Since:
      June 2015
      Cause of Tinnitus:
      High frequency hearing loss and lifetime noise exposure
      I've had the same problem with benzodiazepines, Xanax and Clonazepam, but it's the day after I take them that I find myself in a very dark mood. They really do help but the side effect keeps me from using them. Beside, it's a dead end solution, tolerance builds and they are never intended for long term use.
       
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    10. Luman
      Spaced

      Luman Member Benefactor

      Location:
      Brooklyn
      Tinnitus Since:
      07/2017
      Cause of Tinnitus:
      Intermittent Tinnitus probably noise induced
      I always feel very good the day after taking Clonazepam, but it's the 3rd day that's the killer. I took some yesterday at 3 PM, only .5 mg, which can lower my anxiety and even my perception of the tinnitus, and today the anxiety was still pretty low, but the T is back to a low-moderate level. Hopefully tomorrow won't be too bad, in terms of anxiety and/or perception of noise. I try to use it no more than once a week if possible, but sometimes I need it two days in a row. Too much of this drug slows habituation, and I don't want that to happen, but used judiciously it's probably OK and can be beneficial in the long run. It sort of breaks the cycle of distress, makes it more manageable. Eventually, when the brain becomes habituated and is no longer as disturbed by the tinnitus, the drug will no longer be necessary.
       
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    11. Benoves

      Benoves Member Benefactor

      Tinnitus Since:
      26-9-2017
      Cause of Tinnitus:
      Unknow possibly noise trauma
      I did get Clonazepam Sandoz from my GP. Sometimes it looks like it calms down my hiss after 10 minutes for a couple of hours, sometimes not. Is it important to get Rivotril from Roche? Are there other options?

      I only take it if I really need it. Did not take it for 2 weeks.

      Thanks
       
    12. Scott V.

      Scott V. Member

      Tinnitus Since:
      2013
      Cause of Tinnitus:
      Unknown
      Hello,
      A couple of weeks ago I came across a posting on this site to a study of the effects of clonazepam on tinnitus.

      I believe the study came out of Harvard's medical school, perhaps in association with a Massachusetts
      hospital. I mentioned this to my doctor and she said she'd like to have a look at this study. However,
      now I cannot find the posting or the link: I've looked and looked through posting, and searched the web for the study, but no luck (though I'm not the best are searching) Can anyone help me locate that link; or is my memory seems scrambled.

      Thanks.
       
    13. attheedgeofscience
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      attheedgeofscience Member Mighty Benefactor Hall of Fame

      Location:
      Denmark
      Tinnitus Since:
      Resolved since 2016
      Cause of Tinnitus:
      See information page
    14. dan26
      Frustrated

      dan26 Member

      Location:
      NJ
      Tinnitus Since:
      1981
      Cause of Tinnitus:
      complete loss of hearing. motorcycle accident
      clonazepam is a very strong drug and as explained in my posts somewhere here i took it for many years and started to forget things, very foggy in the head and all that jazz. be very careful with clonazepam.
       
    15. fade2black244
      Inspired

      fade2black244 Member Benefactor

      Location:
      TX
      Tinnitus Since:
      03/24/2017
      Cause of Tinnitus:
      Noise Induced
      No. But I wouldn't continue the treatment if it makes you feel that way. There are other benzodiazepines that can help without giving you such bad side effects such as alpralozam. The only downside its use is that you have to take some once every few hours for a lasted effect. If I space doses out, the T is barely noticeable and add something like Magnesium I get a difference for 48 hours after the fact.

      Though each kind will still have their own side effects. I suggest that you try something else out (unless you haven't already).
       
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    16. Pleasure_Paulie

      Pleasure_Paulie Member

      Location:
      Australia
      Tinnitus Since:
      06/2016
      Cause of Tinnitus:
      Noise or maybe... unicorns!
      I get that effect with Xanax only, not the clonazepram.
       
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    17. Mystery Reader

      Mystery Reader Member

      Tinnitus Since:
      11/2017
      Cause of Tinnitus:
      Still Under Investigation
      In general, how many mg. of clonazepam can you take daily and still be considered at a "low dose?" I've looked through the internet (no consensus, of course) and realize that there's likely no hard and fast rule about it, but thought I'd ask folks here what they thought. Thanks!

      Mystery Reader
       
    18. 1MW
      No Mood

      1MW Member

      Tinnitus Since:
      2008 but cured and relapsed from benzos
      Cause of Tinnitus:
      ssnhl/benzos/unknown
      0.25mg but if you want my opinion stay away from benzos because your tinnitus will become permanent and more worse. Also you take a high risk to develop hyperacusis.

      My tinnitus cured the first time from disease and relapsed with hyperacusis from benzos.

      Benzos are worse than heroin. Benzos are the most addictive/dangerous drugs.
      Benzos are good for surgeries for stopping status epilepticus but they are not good for tinnitus except if you are 80+ years and you have few years more or if you are at final stage of cancer.

      Please don't take.
       
    19. grate_biff
      Alone

      grate_biff Member Benefactor

      Location:
      Oslo, Norway
      Tinnitus Since:
      09/2014
      Cause of Tinnitus:
      Acoustic trauma, benzo/mirtazapine withdrawal, or combo!
      Or if you have decided you can not live anymore with T and H.
      Benzo could give you a few more happy years to live.
      Would be sort of a junkie life, totally dependant on it, but could be life-extending.
      With no prior relation to benzo, it could last quite a while.
       
    20. Michael Leigh

      Michael Leigh Member Benefactor Hall of Fame

      Location:
      Brighton, UK
      Tinnitus Since:
      April /1996
      Clonazepam shouldn't be taken everyday even in a small dose. If it is the body will quickly get used to it and the drug will no longer have any effect. I was prescribed clonazepam in 2010 and only take it when my tinnitus is severe. Usually 2x 0.5mg tablets for 1 or 2 days. It will reduce my tinnitus to complete silence. My tinnitus naturally varies from: silent, mild, moderate, severe and can reach very severe levels. I have never had a problem with this medicine and it has helped ease the severity of my tinnitus on many occasions when nothing else will work.

      Michael
       
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    21. Christian botero

      Christian botero Member

      Tinnitus Since:
      2015
      Cause of Tinnitus:
      Acoustic trauma
      I’m sick and tired of people going against benzodiazepines and medication for this f..k horrendous torture condition people who have mild tinnitus unilateral and not hyperacusis is very easy to say oh don’t take benzodiazepines they very bad for you so tell me when you have 6 different noises lower and higher pitches a very strong power transformer in your head very strong hyperacusis and reactive to every single thing I’m been trying every single treatment in this world and nothing because unfortunately is really NOTHING for this f condition so mister Doctor can you please tell me what treatment you recommend to not killing my self beside the only shit we have please thanks.
       
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    22. Joe Bananas
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      Joe Bananas Member

      Tinnitus Since:
      10/2015
      Cause of Tinnitus:
      Acoustic Trauma
      Is your tinnitus acoustic trauma triggered?
       
    23. Michael Leigh

      Michael Leigh Member Benefactor Hall of Fame

      Location:
      Brighton, UK
      Tinnitus Since:
      April /1996
      Yes.
       
    24. dayma
      Frustrated

      dayma Member Benefactor

      Tinnitus Since:
      1/6/2018
      Cause of Tinnitus:
      UNKNOWN
      BENZOs side-effects and dependency levels are not the same for everyone. Always frustrates me when people try to scare others from BENOZs. Yes, some people will really struggle with it while others like myself can take it for weeks at a time and stop cold turkey with zero impact.

      All I am saying is that sometimes doctors prescribe drugs like this because the positives may outweigh the negatives. It's hard to get someone's full diagnosis on a forum. BENZOs and ADs saved my life but as with anything they need to be respected and managed properly with a therapist.
       
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    25. just1morething
      Benevolent

      just1morething Member Benefactor

      Location:
      U.S.
      Tinnitus Since:
      2008
      Cause of Tinnitus:
      barotrauma, noise exposure, TMJ, neck?
      First major BENZO side effect is spelling errors. Just kidding. :)
       
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    26. dayma
      Frustrated

      dayma Member Benefactor

      Tinnitus Since:
      1/6/2018
      Cause of Tinnitus:
      UNKNOWN
      Lol. It happens... wish I could blame a med but I can’t.
       
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    27. Gman

      Gman Member Benefactor

      Tinnitus Since:
      07/2016
      Cause of Tinnitus:
      Ototoxic earwax drops
      Clonazepam has helped me a lot, in terms of hyperacusis and ASD symptoms. But I have not taken a lot. Whenever I feel my MEMs start to seize up and nerves around my ears and face become hypersensitive, it totally fixes it for up to a week. Like, totally shuts it down. H and T become pretty low too, which is a bonus. I’m now down to .25mg a week and it’s been 1 week since taking it. So it definitely helps, just don’t get hooked on it.
       
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    28. Jiri
      No Mood

      Jiri Member Benefactor

      Tinnitus Since:
      11/2017
      Cause of Tinnitus:
      noise + injury
      I will second this.
       
    29. IvanRus

      IvanRus Member

      Tinnitus Since:
      04/2017
      Cause of Tinnitus:
      ototoxicity
      Clonazepam or Xanax helped someone cope with a prolonged spike after noise or stress?
       
    30. donbraby

      donbraby Member

      Tinnitus Since:
      5/14/2018
      Cause of Tinnitus:
      Unknown
      My tinnitus has increased in loudness since taking clonazepam. On for a week. .25mg. I wake up after 2 hours with double the volume than i had before sleeping. any ideas? Anyone else experience this. Thanks
       

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