Too bad to hear about your health the last few years. I was very interested reading your post since I have experienced a similar path to yours. I was put on klonopin by some stupid doctor for 1-2 years said it would help me with hypoglycemia and other symptoms. Did not know much about those med so I gave it a go. I did not really help me much and the doc kept upping my dosage , at some point I figured it was a dead end so I told him I wanted off . He told me the winter was a good time to stop since your body need less benzo at this time ( this guy was way out there , some kind of weird psychiatrist that was really into seasonal change and hearth attraction kind of thing , ...)
well he told me cut half a pill every week no problem !!!
I did not listen to him I quit the klonopin over a 6 month period just to be on the safe side. I did not go well
I was unable to attend school and bunch of other issue . I felt worse and worse over the summer. My brain has been pretty bad ever since lots of cognitive issues etc etc .
I am not really sure its from the klonopin I was well on my way to af/cfs before might have been a big lack of pacing. But one thing is for sure it did not help.
I restarted a really low dose klonopin after trying many things just to see if it would not help. Did not get much result . I am still taking it because I am not sure my body would handle another withdrawal at this point... but its something I might have to do. Hard to know whats really going on sometimes.
Are you feeling you are gaining some ground since stopping ?? What are your thyroid symptoms. I am also having alot of thyroid symptoms, low body temperature , brain fog etc...
Along what trick already suggested I would probably take the following .
- Vitamin C with meal preferably from a natural source
I use this one
B complex from a multi vitamin or/and supplementing with a natural source like bee pollen witch is really high in pantothenic acid I do both.
I would also agree to give a try out to some kind of mood support . Like trick said a small dosage SSRI could be beneficial. Or a natural alternative like 5htp or st john worts.
For dosage and mood support I can really recommend the book ''The mood cure'' by Julia Ross . Really good advice there for adrenal and thyroid too... I am starting to follow some recommendation with some success.
The 2 best thing for me tough are not supplements but yoga and meditation especially gentle yoga... I use Yoga for stress relief and the anxiety relief exercise is really good.
For herbs dosage and wich one to take I suggest you look on hv forum .
I am giving a try to LDN therapy soon and see if it could not help my case. Will let you guys know how it goes.