Has anyone got experience of taking Clonazepam for spasms?
I’ve had trouble with spasms in my legs particularly for years. I already take baclofen for stiffness and have tried magnesium (which I still take even though it doesn’t seem to help much). In April it was suggested that I try Clonazepam @ initially 500mcg but with the Drs OK to increase as needed. In the early days I thought it was a miracle drug, not only did it stop the leg spasms that had been plaguing me, waking me up through the night etc, but also helped out with the internal spasms that felt like my heart was racing incredibly fast. It seemed to even have an effect on the daytime spasms, and I found I could take half a pill mid afternoon which helped.
I’ve gradually had to increase the dosage so now I’m on about 2.5 mg per day. But over the last few weeks I’ve felt like its losing effectiveness. For the last couple of days the Clonazepam hasn’t seemed to work at all. Last night I went to bed and felt all my insides sort of shaking, I got up, took a Zopiclone to help me sleep and an extra half of Clonazepam. Eventually went back to bed and slept. Only to wake at 5.30am with terrible leg spasms that kept me awake for over an hour. Then today I’ve had spasms in my legs most of the day, I think my bladder is also in spasm because I just want to wee all the time (have checked for UTI).
So, have I developed a tolerance to Clonazepam? Is it just not going to work any more? Should I take more than 2.5mg? If I take it earlier in the day it’ll impact of fatigue. Any help, advice or experience gratefully received.