But I'm only on a low dosage of klonopin for one more week, what gives? Well, it's all Alprazolam (Xanax) has a half life from 6 to 12 hours.
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The first week ever was the worst. High anxiety, lack of any motivation, memory problems, cognition problems, my brain just wasn’t working quite right. I couldn’t really learn anything and had enormous difficulty recalling events in the order that they happened. Another problem that persisted throughout the first weeks off the current dose is a lack of understanding about time. I would forget what day it was, lose track of time, think it was another time than it actually was.
I joined several online benzo withdrawal groups, and that is the only in withdrawal from what was ostensibly a "very low dosage" of Xanax.
Thank God I have a home-based graphic design business and thus can be crazy without having it impact my work hopefully. However, it is not amusing to try to be creative and come up with wonderful ideas while one’s brain is being lacerated with the lightning bolts hurled from the Frog Star Croakus. I don’t need this shit already. I have a business to run and little yippy dogs who need my attention. Drat!
For those who don't know, benzos are highly addictive and should never be prescribed for more than two weeks.
Low-dose dependence is not associated with an escalation of dosage. petursson H, Lader mH (1981) Withdrawal from long-term benzo diazepine treatment.