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Clonazepam (Klonopin)

Discussion in 'Treatments' started by Yeti, Dec 6, 2014.

  1. Yeti

    Yeti New Member

    I have had VS for 3.5 years. I was diagnosed with Persistent positive visual phenomenom of migraine. I was given a prescription for topamax which, among other uses, is used for migraine prevention. This did not work at all.
    After perusing forums and articles I found clonazepam has helped some people so I asked my doctor if I could try that.
    It works!!!!
    It is a benzodiazepine which is in the same drug class as Xanax and Valium, although I did try Valium but it didn't help.
    This has helped me immensely, and (unfortunately) I cannot go a day without it.
    Please look into this medication if you are still needing help. I think I would go crazy without it.
    Good luck!

  2. HCMG

    HCMG New Member

    Hello Yeti,

    It sounds like you have similar symptoms to me. I have had vs for 14 years or so and also have found that my symptoms reduce when taking benzos. I would however warn you that taking benzos on a regular basis can lead to dependency and I would suggest you view this as a temporary measure because it can do more harm than good, Particularly later on down the track.

    Interesting though that there is a relationship between benzos and VS.

    Hope you are feeling ok today...
  3. Yeti

    Yeti New Member

    Thanks HCMG!
    Yeah I should have mentioned the dependency risk. It is a scheduled (controlled substance) medication. I am still exploring other avenues to get off this drug, but in the meantime it has been a lifesaver. Ever since the VS started I would get constant migraines from being at work (computers, bright lights)..That ended once I started clonazepam.
    I would like to find a CURE though, not a bandaid, as so many drugs are.
    Tired of hoping the doctors will find something wrong, in an eye exam or MRI. That is a sick way of thinking!

    Every day is an adventure!! Have a good one.

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