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Old 12-08-2018, 09:10 AM   #1
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I have been on Klonopin for years now ,I was doing some reading up on it from the paper the pharmacy gave me,Well if you dont already know this that klonopin can cause angry and violence.I certainly do get angry but I also have bipolar and mood swings too.it could cause aggravation, nausea ,get this it can actually make you feel anxious.I just love it when you take a pill that is suppose to be able to help you with something when it fact it can actually cause the problem you are trying to fix.I know it is a controlled drug and they really dont prescribe it anymore because people tend to abuse it.I myself dont I only take it when I need it.I just wanted you to know this that is all.
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Thanks for this. I was on Klonopin for a short while several years back now. It was prescribed for me when I had a serious increase in the level of tinnitus I have. And it was actually quite helpful.

I've always had anger management issues & have had periodic episodes where I would loose control for short periods of time almost completely, thankfully though, short of becoming physically violent. And now as I'm aging it seems as though while these episodes aren't increasing in frequency, when they do occur, they are even more extreme than they used to be (again short of physical violence.)

I've wondered sometimes if what I am experiencing is a precursor to some form of senior dementia. But I don't know. I've told myself, on a couple of occasions, that if I continue having these "blowouts" I'll have to see about getting on some sort of anti-anxiety med. And the one that has typically come to mind is Klonopin, because of the beneficial effect it had on my tinnitus. But if Klonopin can actually make you feel anxious & cause an increase in anger & violence, then that definitely would not be the best medication for me.
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Thanks for this. I was on Klonopin for a short while several years back now. It was prescribed for me when I had a serious increase in the level of tinnitus I have. And it was actually quite helpful.

I've always had anger management issues & have had periodic episodes where I would loose control for short periods of time almost completely, thankfully though, short of becoming physically violent. And now as I'm aging it seems as though while these episodes aren't increasing in frequency, when they do occur, they are even more extreme than they used to be (again short of physical violence.)

I've wondered sometimes if what I am experiencing is a precursor to some form of senior dementia. But I don't know. I've told myself, on a couple of occasions, that if I continue having these "blowouts" I'll have to see about getting on some sort of anti-anxiety med. And the one that has typically come to mind is Klonopin, because of the beneficial effect it had on my tinnitus. But if Klonopin can actually make you feel anxious & cause an increase in anger & violence, then that definitely would not be the best medication for me.
You know my doctor knows of my yelling it has gotten me into trouble I live in senior housing and I have been reported a few times because of my yelling .Sometimes I just cannot help it,it just happens my land lady even had the nerve to tell me that I need to learn how to control it,if I knew how to control my anger I would ,sometimes I can just laugh things off but other times it get pretty bad.When I lose something like power or my tv or have issues with my computer I get all nervous and anxious of course I am going to yell she knows that to why I yell she even told me once I know u get anxious but u need to stop she threatened to have me evicted.What I have read is she cannot do that also read that a land lord is not suppose to come into your apt unless something is wrong like something isnt working or broken and not asks any mental or physical questions what she is doing is illegal. I told the head of housing about her she didnt like it to much she said I was rude I was not rude I just said she is sticking her nose where it doesnt belong.She thinks she knows everything everyone around here hates her.Sometimes I think the klonopin makes me gassy too. I guess that is why they call me an old FART lol just a sense of humor here. If u need to talk I am here for u especially when u feel an episode coming on.I do know part of my problem to stems from a head injury I had years ago.
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You know my doctor knows of my yelling it has gotten me into trouble I live in senior housing and I have been reported a few times because of my yelling .Sometimes I just cannot help it,it just happens my land lady even had the nerve to tell me that I need to learn how to control it,if I knew how to control my anger I would ,sometimes I can just laugh things off but other times it get pretty bad.When I lose something like power or my tv or have issues with my computer I get all nervous and anxious of course I am going to yell she knows that to why I yell she even told me once I know u get anxious but u need to stop she threatened to have me evicted.What I have read is she cannot do that also read that a land lord is not suppose to come into your apt unless something is wrong like something isnt working or broken and not asks any mental or physical questions what she is doing is illegal. I told the head of housing about her she didnt like it to much she said I was rude I was not rude I just said she is sticking her nose where it doesnt belong.She thinks she knows everything everyone around here hates her.Sometimes I think the klonopin makes me gassy too. I guess that is why they call me an old FART lol just a sense of humor here. If u need to talk I am here for u especially when u feel an episode coming on.I do know part of my problem to stems from a head injury I had years ago.
Thanks! Actually it's interesting you mention head injury. I bumped my head to go to sleep at night from a very early age until I finally broke myself of it as a teenager. I know it started very early in my life because I used to have a picture of myself when I was around 2 years old & I had a round bald spot just above my hairline in the middle of my forehead where I had worn the hair away. I've often wondered if part of my problem with explosive anger was the result of head trauma.
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I don't have issues with anger and only took Klonopin for a very short time. But I know that a lot of doctors are trying to get people off benzos because of how addictive they are. Maybe you can talk to your doctor about weaning you off it. Don't stop it without checking with the doctor first, as I have heard withdrawals can be bad with benzos. You have to taper down slowly.
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Thanks! Actually it's interesting you mention head injury. I bumped my head to go to sleep at night from a very early age until I finally broke myself of it as a teenager. I know it started very early in my life because I used to have a picture of myself when I was around 2 years old & I had a round bald spot just above my hairline in the middle of my forehead where I had worn the hair away. I've often wondered if part of my problem with explosive anger was the result of head trauma.
Yes from what I learned it could be caused from hitting your head on something ,even one time when I was living in my new apt I tripped over my walker and I hit my head on the desk and fell flat on my face,it is no wonder I am so messed up.
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I don't have issues with anger and only took Klonopin for a very short time. But I know that a lot of doctors are trying to get people off benzos because of how addictive they are. Maybe you can talk to your doctor about weaning you off it. Don't stop it without checking with the doctor first, as I have heard withdrawals can be bad with benzos. You have to taper down slowly.
He wants me to keep taking it I did talk to him about it,he said a lot of people are addicted to it and take it when it is not needed.That is one reason why they dont dish it out so easily anymore.I use to be on Ativan but that stopped working.
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I take Klonopin sparingly. Usually only half-tablet of 0.5mg when I feel anxiety coming on. But lately, I've been having these "mini" anxiety episodes and shaking. I'm wondering if this is related to Klonopin use? Or do I have something neurological going on?
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I take Klonopin sparingly. Usually only half-tablet of 0.5mg when I feel anxiety coming on. But lately, I've been having these "mini" anxiety episodes and shaking. I'm wondering if this is related to Klonopin use? Or do I have something neurological going on?
I take 0.5 mg's myself sometimes but not to often I can skip a day.Did I also that klonopin make cause you to be angry and violent.sometimes I have to wonder myself it is causes my angry. I use to have a friend who said she would be witch but with a b if you know what I mean whenever she took it.It can also make you vomit,get sick to your stomach ,How can a pill that is suppose to help you with something make the condition worse?I could never figure that one out.
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