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Klonopin vs. Prednisone for Spasms

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Other Names: Clonazepam   Rivotril   Clorazepam   Klonopin Wafer

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Clonazepam is a benzodiazepine drug having anticonvulsant, muscle relaxant, and anxiolytic properties. It is marketed by Hoffmann-La Roche under the trade name Klonopin in the United States and Rivotril in Australia, Brazil, Canada and Europe... Read more on Wikipedia
Prednisone is a synthetic corticosteroid drug that is particularly effective as an immunosuppressive drug drug. It is used to treat certain inflammatory diseases and (at higher doses) some types of cancer, but has significant adverse effects. Because it ... Read more on Wikipedia
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By Rameda
April 18, 2014
Rameda wrote
Predisone and swollen leg
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By Working Man
April 17, 2014
Working Man wrote
For Opiate Withdrawal: loperamide -or- Klonopin/other benzos.
Should have shortened my first comment. Anyways, I started out with 74mg the first day (40, 20, 14) and tapered down to 8 today. I also used cimetidine (Tagamet).
loperuser  |  April 22, 2014
Loperamide has taken away most if not all of my withdrawal symptoms. A week ago I was on about 140 mg of vicodin a day.Today should be the last day I'm on loperamide. This is the second time I've used this med and I have to say it's been a "miracle drug" for me. The worst thing for me during withdrawals are restless legs. It almost gets to the point where I would consider cutting off my lower legs just to get rid of the rls. However, with loper there was absolutely no restless legs. There a
loperuser  |  April 22, 2014
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By Soundhaven
March 19, 2014
Soundhaven wrote
Generic of Klopipin, Wellbutrin, and Viibryd
May I suggest you find a doctor who will help wean you off chemicals using natural amino acid and high levels of nutritional therapy?
andrea  |  April 6, 2014
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By Additive as all heck!
January 29, 2014
Additive as all heck! wrote
clanazapam
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By Shelly
January 21, 2014
Shelly wrote
prednisone
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I was orig put on hydrocortisone, my joints all went bad, I had confused brain and memory loss. Then they put me on prednisolone, god I was in a rage all the time. At the end of 3 weeks my brain felt like it was going to burst. I'm being told I need steroids to live. But since I've taken them I'm just egsisting. I have trouble walking, my feet are so painful and my brain is mush.
Willow  |  March 30, 2014
I was put prednisone for wheezing. I am 46. On day 4. My heart
Rate is going down to as low as 52. I have dry mouth and
I'm talking more than normal. I have anxiety normally
And I'm freaking out about my heart rate. I can't confirm that its the
Prednisone but my heart rate is typically fast.
I am afraid my heart is going to just stop.
Marnie46  |  March 29, 2014
Prednisone had a similar effect on me. I became a lot more violent and easily irritated. I found that normal things would set me off and make me rageful. My mood was almost bipolar. It does go away once off the med for about a week or so. The mental changes are not permanent at all, but they are definitely the result of Prednisone.
March 24, 2014
Yes, definitely. This has happened to me as well as my sister, especially when the steroid (prednisone) levels are high. Talking more like if your really have too much caffeine in your system, also constant urination (more at night) and lastly sudden changes in mood.
Mark  |  March 12, 2014
YES! I am in the VERY same boat with my dad! I wish I had seen your post sooner.
mickilynn  |  February 22, 2014
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By Lighthouse
January 20, 2014
Lighthouse wrote
Prednisone and Suicidal
i was on prednisone 40mg i feel awful and low mood , cry every day i want kill myself not worth my life i hate steriod affect my heart fast beat and ectopic beat terrible but steriod reduce 5mg start feel better
yvonne  |  April 15, 2014
I was on 80 mg a day at the peak and it made me quite angry and violent. I was never near suicide but it definitely messed with my mind. However, I found that this effect ended about a week after I stopped taking it, and I did not have any serious withdrawal problems.
March 24, 2014
Yes, "speedy and talkative" is a common effect. The psychotic effects can kick in on higher doses. My husband was on 160 when he became psychotic the first time and 90 the second. What is important is that depression can occur while coming off, even tapering the correct way. Doctors know about that. What they need to also know is how to treat those who do show extreme lability. What you can do is make sure your doctors are aware.
Lighthouse  |  January 23, 2014
I'm so sorry to hear about your experience. I am wondering if my mom will get like that when she stops the prednisone. While on it, she is speedy and talkative and child-like acting. I'm wondering if it will be like a crash effect when it gets out of her system. Was your husband ever speedy and talkative on it?
shelly  |  January 21, 2014
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By CareBear2000
January 15, 2014
CareBear2000 wrote
Prednisone
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By may
January 14, 2014
may wrote
prednisone
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By Tracy
November 17, 2013
Tracy wrote
On Prednisolone
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By Jean
November 7, 2013
Jean wrote
trunkel obesity caused by prednisone
I am currently in Anatomy and Physiology II at Northwest Florida State College and it sounds like you might have Cushing's Disease. General signs and symptoms of this includes fat redistribution (Truncal Obesity) and weight gain. However, it is treatable because all it is, is an overproduction of the hormone Cortisol. With that being said, just tell your family physician that you need a lab for your Cortisol/Corticosterone levels. Hope this helps!!
Malcolm Griffith  |  April 11, 2014
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By sm
October 13, 2013
sm wrote
About Klonipin AND The Generic!
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By JADE
September 19, 2013
JADE wrote
ulcer colitis and prednisone
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By Beveerly Johnson
September 19, 2013
Beveerly Johnson wrote
Trunkel obesity caused by prednisone
yes taking too much prednisolone can raise your cortisol levels causing obesity ie, cushings disease and un fortunately the only way to get rid of it is exercise, and also metabolic tests to check insulin levels hopes this helps
marie  |  December 3, 2013
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By Mockingbird813
September 2, 2013
Mockingbird813 wrote
Risperdal flat affect
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What patients are saying about Klonopin vs. Prednisone

515 patient discussions from healthcare websites and blogs
the 2 1/2 i had got down to,untill i got off the last xnax...
...when they had me go back up to 3 klonopin from the 2 1/2 i had got down to,untill i got off the last xnax..i just wondered since ...really wondering if that prednisone and antibotic ddint mess...
take for anxiety, depression, mood swings. They have helped...
...klonopin are what I take for anxiety, depression, mood swings. They have helped me a ...am on prednisone, which interferes with sleep. I say take the drugs. They do help and with...
the symptoms of prednisone withdrawl? Thanks!...
...had extreme anxiety. Is it normal for the anxiety to hit this late after taking the same dose for several days? Does anyone know if it is ok to take Klonopin to alleviate the symptoms...
sleep. Maybe it can help you, but I did nto take it on pred
Klonipan helped me. Also a supplement ...but I did nto take it on pred...
that as prednisone can make you feel horrible. Klonopin...
The klonopin has been helping me....keep it together somewhat, ...one of the packs of prednisone that wean you off if ...think it's that as prednisone can make you feel horrible. Klonopin...
and pinkeye. It was the worst dry spell ever. Pred helps...
...klonopin and I swear it is the only thing holdingme together right now, but like xanax it dries you out. I keep water by the bed because I take it in the evenings, and I take evoxac (new med like s...
with no problems. The Prednisone was the problem. The...
...to eight 50 mg tabs a day with no problems. The Prednisone was the problem. The Klonopin is still the most effective for my particular...
and prednisone will cause him no problems. You know,...
...prescription for dh for prednisone. Oh great. Apparently the ...pdoc next week. Maybe I will get lucky and prednisone will cause him no problems. You know, I ...he is taking his k...
feel better now after taking more prednisone and klonopin....
...of the asthma steroids and long term use of short courses of prednisone, but I feel better now after taking more prednisone and klonopin. I would always taper the prednisone. I'm still exhausted...
prednisone, percosets, klonopin... ugh does it ever end
...cane. I even have nerve damage. NERVE DAMAGE! I take 10 or more pills a day. Sleeping pills for the fibromyalgia, plaquinil, prednisone, percosets, klonopin... ugh does it ever end...
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