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clonazepam

Postby guesstimation » Wed Jul 13, 2011 1:42 pm

Last year I saw Professor Davies twice privately he diagnosed Myofascial Pain Syndrome and ME he gave me trigger point injections and Clonazepam as a muscle relaxant which would also aid sleep and acupan. I didn't get on with the acupan made me feel ill.

Any way after 2 weeks of this treatment I really started to feel better and I was able to work full time by beginning of 2011. I finally got an NHS appointment with a psychatrist who advised I should not be allowed Clonazepam as it is habit forming and made a couple of other suggestions I was started on Venlafaxine an anti depressent for chronic pain which the pharmacist did question and suggested I should also question this. I stopped taking it after 2 weeks as I was feeling quite well any way, that was in February and I have not been to bad since, minor set backs but managing. Unfortunately about 3 weeks ago I started to go downhill and I can feel myself on that spiral, I am aching all over, can't touch my shoulders, tired but not really sleeping etc. I am just about managing my job I've had odd days off but not managing much else out of work just going home and collapsing!

I went to my GP on Monday and despite me saying how much it helped and how I can feel myself going down and I'd like something to see if it would help he's refusing to give me clonazepam and offered no other assistance! I wrote to him after the appointment as I was so close to tears it is hard to battle, he's agreed to write to the psychiatrist asking if I can take it for just 4 weeks.

I can't afford to see Professor Davies again, I have also written to him telling him what my GP is doing and sending him the report the psychiatrist did and asked him for his opinion which I will pay for, should be cheaper than a visit! I will await the outcome of both these but then hope to push for an NHS referral to see him.

Has any one else had these problems with clonazepam?
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Re: clonazepam

Postby denys » Wed Jul 13, 2011 2:56 pm

Sorry guesstimation never been prescribed this med and dont know much about it

but reading up it seems like it has problems with long term use http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Clonazepam however if it works short term :dunno: :dunno: :dunno: :dunno:
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Re: clonazepam

Postby shazq » Wed Jul 13, 2011 7:15 pm

HI
Have you another GP in your surgery who you could see? It makes a big difference to see an understanding GP.
If you have not got another gp i would go back to see this one again and explain that you are still feeling depressed and in pain and not coping.

I have been on Clonazepam before but cant remember why i came off them :facepalm: alot of meds used for fibro are only good short term but we end up on them long term :dunno: They can take up to 4 week to kick in. :goodluck1:
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