Overcoming addiction is possible– Klonopin and its consequences
Drugs (whether methadone, marijuana, or clonazepam) are a trap. Klonopin is an anti-epileptic drug, which was synthesized from benzodiazepine and belongs to the class of drugs that affect the mind. It has a hypnotic effect, relieves anxiety and irritability and relaxes muscles. Benzodiazepine is a CNS depressant, which means that it calms and soothes a person.
Klonopin is used for the treatment of seizures, tremor and involuntary movements. The medicine also relieves the symptoms of phobias, panic attacks and other sleep-related movement disorders (sleepwalking, etc.)
Klonopin may have a negative effect on your health and mood. The most common side effects of Klonopin are:
drug dependence (in case of the long-term use of the drug or the treatment of patients with a history of drug/alcohol abuse);
sleepiness or insomnia;
depression and nervousness;
disorientation and uncoordinated movements;
memory impairment and reduced learning ability;
inflammation, constipation, stomachache, muscle pain, etc.
Side effects are not something out of the ordinary. You shouldn’t think that “it won’t happen to you”. Remember that any drug and medicine, including Klonopin, is a poison, and poisons kill fast. But if you choose the right dose, they can positively affect your mood and health. This effect can be stimulating or relaxing (as in case of Klonopin). Poisons cause diseases. The higher their dose, the more severe physical and mental disorders the patients will experience.
But let’s look at the poisons from a different angle. They gradually kill a person, masking it with a high. They give you buzz, relieve pain and make you feel better. Patients like poisons for this “side effect”.
How does Klonopin affect the body?
The drug reduces the excitability of neurons that transmit the nerve signals. However, the effect of Klonopin depends on the dosage.
This drug affects your body and mind:
It washes out the essential vitamins and minerals and gradually destroys the immune system, blood vessels, bones, teeth and other organs and tissues.
The drug is accumulated in adipose tissue, which causes such unpleasant consequences as fatigue, mood swings, pain and depression.
Gradually, dose by dose, Klonopin worsens the patient’s health and mood.
The combination of Klonopin with alcohol, antidepressants or some other drugs can cause overdose, aggravation of disease or unpredictable reactions. Taking a high dose of one drug or several different medications at once (except antidotes, which block the drug action; however, they should be used only under medical supervision) can cause overdose.
Symptoms of Klonopin overdose
severe drowsiness (up to coma);
depression of breathing and other reflexes.
In case of overdose, patient should take activated charcoal and induce vomiting (if he/she is conscious). In more severe cases, you need to call an ambulance.
Long-term effects of Klonopin
The longer you use klonopin, the more negative effects (both mental and physical) you will observe.
The development of addiction begins when the patient starts to “solve” his/her problems (low self-esteem, communication/relationship problems, boredom, a desire to feel more fulfilled in life, etc.) with a dose. It seems that the drug becomes “a salvation”. However, medicines don’t really solve the problems. On the contrary, the problems multiply, and the person doesn’t feel strong enough to cope with them, so he/she takes a pill to feel better. It’s like a vicious circle. Actually, drugs and alcohol are just a way to escape from real life. However, this road leads to death.
People addicted to Klonopin may experience withdrawal symptoms such as anxiety, irritability, confusion, headache and respiratory depression. In severe cases, patients experience seizures, some personality disorders and hallucinations (auditory or visual), as well as itching and formication.