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Klonopin vs. Primidone for Essential Tremor

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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
Primidone is an anticonvulsant of the pyrimidinedione class, the active metabolites of which, phenobarbital (major) and phenylethylmalonamide (PEMA) (minor), are also anticonvulsants. It is used mainly to treat complex partial seizure, simple partial sei... Read more on Wikipedia
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By offthehook1
October 10, 2014
offthehook1 wrote
brand name klonopin
Same boat... No answers.. It is October. And no word.
Durk  |  October 13, 2014
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By Polynieces
August 6, 2014
Polynieces wrote
RNGB and Efficacy of Medications
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By Phoenix
May 22, 2014
Phoenix wrote
sam-e side effects
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By Working Man
April 17, 2014
Working Man wrote
For Opiate Withdrawal: loperamide -or- Klonopin/other benzos.
I too take Vicodine for fractured vertabrae in neck. Down to 60 mg a day. Take Klonopin to sleep I think the more Klonopin the worse I feel in am, usually 2 to 4mg. I wish I could stop it all! ??
Wiped n AM  |  October 15, 2014
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 Patricia
March 9, 2014
Patricia wrote
Gabapentin vs primidone
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Patricia, I had a very strong reaction to primidone when I took my first tablet. Dizziness didn't begin to describe it. My doc had me skip the next night, then start again with a much reduced dosage. I started with 1/4 of a 50-mg tablet and that was OK. Gradually increased to 150 mg, then added 20 mg nadolol, and that was it - have been on that combination for many year, and unless I am sick or very upset my tremor is nonexistent.
Laura  |  March 22, 2014
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By Additive as all heck!
January 29, 2014
Additive as all heck! wrote
clanazapam
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By sm
October 13, 2013
sm wrote
About Klonipin AND The Generic!
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By frank
August 5, 2013
frank wrote
primidone and my BP
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What patients are saying about Klonopin + Primidone + Essential Tremor

6 patient discussions from healthcare websites and blogs
and stress made them worse, but since raising my primidone...
...the jerks at bedtime, lack of sleep and stress made them worse, but since raising my primidone...
and hands not much better so gonna stop Primidone again for...
...Klonopin done very well for years and tremor started getting worse after a back injury cant see that had anything to do with it also had stiffness and balance problems,I went to my G.P. he said...
for my legs which doesn't seem to be helping at all,...
...put me on primidone for my legs which doesn't seem to be helping at all, been ...way I am trying to wean myself off the klonipin and it is a living hell, has anyone else experienced this? also a...
concerned with. I was on primidone along with the other...
...with.  I was on primidone along with the ...able to get off primidone (an antiepileptic med although I wasn't having seizures..) the klonopin I have greatly reduced but I think because of...
epileptic, I do take primidone and topamax for my essential...
...klonopin. However I was single at the time, I did kind of start to notice a decreased libido, and was rarely interested in masterbation (I did say I was alone right?), but it wasn't till October w...
enough, but this is nuts. The primidone is awesome...
...no success. I take klonipin to sleep, which they also say can help with the ...try something else. My hands shaking were embarassing enough, but this is nuts. The primidone is awesome. It works...
helps a lot in my case. Primidone also makes you sleepy...
...essential tremor, and I can confirm that many of them tend to zonk you out, until you build up a tolerance for them. I'm using Clonazepam ...neither drug really helps a lot in my case. Primidon...
primidone and norco have helped tremendously i think. Or...
...taking 1mg a day of Klonopin. The primidone and norco have helped tremendously i think. Or my withdrawal...
that taking extra primidone prior to a (known)stressful...
I had a bad experience with klonopin in the form of ...and I agreed that taking extra primidone prior to a (known)stressful ...for the first time. I was told that the primidone stays in your sy...
Even a few doses of narcotics give me a very low mood...
...took about 2 weeks of Klonopin and months later, 2 days of Ativan Primidone to send me into new episodes of depression. Even a few doses of narcotics give me a very low mood. Some people are ju...
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