PDA

View Full Version : Realistic danger of klonopin and alcohol.



Creative Destruct
29-12-2009, 09:20
I've recently been put on klonopin 1mg, twice a day. I need it for anxiety and it works. I noticed drinking one beer on this is like drinking 2 or 3. How dangerous actually is this? Like, I want to get pretty drunk for New Year's eve. How many drinks would be ok at this dosage? When I was younger and dumber I would pop xanax and drink until i couldnt drink anymore. That was years ago. So what would be a safe amount to drink on my dosage? Would skipping a dose help?

Captain.Heroin
29-12-2009, 09:36
If you're planning on having more than one drink, I would skip the clonazepam dose.

morphene
29-12-2009, 09:36
The dangers of that amount and drinking responsibly mostly lie in losing your sense of reasonable behavior, making an idiot of yourself or possibly much worse and being more likely to not remember it. Skipping your doses will definitely work - if you've only been on the clonazepam for a few weeks that's probably your best bet - I'd skip both of them. If you've been on it longer than a month that's a bit dodgier and probably not recommended (though odds are you'd still be fine, that's far from assured... queue breathless responses about benzo wd from people who have never been there in 3..2..1). Best plan in that case would just be to limit the drinking.

Creative Destruct
29-12-2009, 09:40
So if I take a normal dosage on Thursday, but none on Friday, I can drink what I want on Friday night?

Sweet P
29-12-2009, 09:41
Yeah, alcohol interacts with clonazepam (klonopin). It all depends on your body size, metabolism, and how long you've been using the drug. But I doubt 1mg twice a day would put you in any serious danger when combined with alcohol... like you say, you'll probably just notice that the alcohol hits you a lot harder. But do listen to what your body is telling you. If you're getting intoxicated or sedated, it's probably time to call it quits.

morphene
29-12-2009, 09:42
yup.

Creative Destruct
29-12-2009, 09:42
I usually make a fool out of myself when I drink anyway. My main concern is like breathing trouble and death.

Creative Destruct
29-12-2009, 09:43
yup.

thanks. was that an answer to this:

" So if I take a normal dosage on Thursday, but none on Friday, I can drink what I want on Friday night? "

so it would be like not having any klonopin in my system?

morphene
29-12-2009, 09:48
yeah, sorry, it was. You will still have some amount in your system, but it will be basically trace amounts and below any kind of effective blood level. I was being a bit flip about the issues of combining them - the real issue wouldn't be making an idiot out of yourself but that you'd be more likely to lose normal inhibitions against stupid things like driving or walking on the edge of a 10 story roof, etc.

Creative Destruct
29-12-2009, 09:51
ive drank about 3 beers in about 2 hours and feel fine right now. maybe a little more buzzed than usual.

morphene
29-12-2009, 09:52
yeah 2-3 beers, no problem. getting pretty drunk = who knows for sure. No real harm in skipping them, right? since you've only been taking them recently i'm sure you dealt ok before the rx.

burn out
29-12-2009, 09:52
its a good idea to skip your dose. i doubt you will die from breathing difficulties, i used to mix alcohol and benzos in high amounts and i never had any problems breathing.

however, you should not take benzos every day. they do not work long term for anxiety and the withdrawal is ridiculous and can go on for years or even indefinitely in some cases.

Captain.Heroin
29-12-2009, 10:19
If you take benzos, it is a good idea not to use them every day if at all possible. If you're planning on using alcohol at all, going without benzos for that day is a great idea.

Since this is a pretty basic drug question, I'm going to move this over to BDD.

Creative Destruct
29-12-2009, 10:45
If you take benzos, it is a good idea not to use them every day if at all possible. If you're planning on using alcohol at all, going without benzos for that day is a great idea.

Since this is a pretty basic drug question, I'm going to move this over to BDD.

Well Ive been put on them recently because of such bad panic attacks. I have to take them everyday. That is what is prescribed. They work too. The doctor said he didnt really want to put me on them because of side effects but we will try a month or so and see what happens.

drac120
29-12-2009, 12:05
I did apx 12mg of xanax downed with a bottle of wine and had no ill effects, though I'm a complete retard I just wanted some relief I know everyone on the board knows how it goes. Anyway I didn't stop breathing / black out / do anything stupid / I remember every moment so I'm guessing you would be fine but always better to be safe then sorry. I never would've done it under normal circumstances, I don't really suggest drinking and benzos and opiates either but ultimately it's always up to the person. Just kind of wanted to share that, I kind of feel lucky I'm alive to type this right now though maybe I'm paranoid who ultimately knows?

burn out
29-12-2009, 12:34
Well Ive been put on them recently because of such bad panic attacks. I have to take them everyday. That is what is prescribed. They work too. The doctor said he didnt really want to put me on them because of side effects but we will try a month or so and see what happens.

panic attacks ain't shit compared to what long term benzos can do to a person. you don't have to take them as prescribed (or at all). learn better ways to deal wth your panic attacks.

Violenza666
29-12-2009, 15:59
I always skip my klonopin when I plan to drink. I never had a problem with it until I recently skipped it for a few weeks to get high on opiates. Klonopin withdrawl is a motherfucker. Missing one dose will not do anything and if you're anything like me you wont be anxious while you're drunk. Good luck.

Violenza666
29-12-2009, 16:02
panic attacks ain't shit compared to what long term benzos can do to a person. you don't have to take them as prescribed (or at all). learn better ways to deal wth your panic attacks.

Sure, try having 4 or 5 panic attacks back to back winding up in the ER because you think you're dying, not being able to go out in public or generally deal with anything because of excessive anxiety. Benzos have been a fucking godsend for me. When you go off of them, don't go off cold turkey. Plain and simple. I have defeated panic disorder using benzos and I feel they are the best medication for panic disorder with agoraphobia.

Anti depressants, Buspar and other nonsense they prescribe is BULLSHIT. So is binge drinking and other forms of self medication.

phatass
29-12-2009, 16:21
hard to say, maybe cut your clonazepam intake into 2... take 1mg instead of 2 , at these dosages you'll be fine...

Creative Destruct
29-12-2009, 19:29
panic attacks ain't shit compared to what long term benzos can do to a person. you don't have to take them as prescribed (or at all). learn better ways to deal wth your panic attacks.

thanks doc.

8)

Tommyboy
30-12-2009, 00:54
Since alcohol and benzos have similar effects, just skip the dose. I have panic disorder and have never had a panic attack while drunk. You just may drink faster to try to calm down at first without the benzo. I have lost alot from drinking on benzos and have almost died from the stuff I did while drinking on them, so even though you won't die directly from the mix of alc n benzo, what you end up doing may lead to it

Violenza666
30-12-2009, 01:30
Since alcohol and benzos have similar effects, just skip the dose. I have panic disorder and have never had a panic attack while drunk. You just may drink faster to try to calm down at first without the benzo. I have lost alot from drinking on benzos and have almost died from the stuff I did while drinking on them, so even though you won't die directly from the mix of alc n benzo, what you end up doing may lead to it


Yup, this. lol

burn out
30-12-2009, 11:38
Sure, try having 4 or 5 panic attacks back to back winding up in the ER because you think you're dying, not being able to go out in public or generally deal with anything because of excessive anxiety. Benzos have been a fucking godsend for me. When you go off of them, don't go off cold turkey. Plain and simple. I have defeated panic disorder using benzos and I feel they are the best medication for panic disorder with agoraphobia.

Anti depressants, Buspar and other nonsense they prescribe is BULLSHIT. So is binge drinking and other forms of self medication.

i didn't go off cold turkey.

burn out
30-12-2009, 12:32
thanks doc.

8)

haha ok keep taking benzos every day. let's see if you are still rolling your eyes when you are suffering the consequences. hahahaha. just don't say you weren't warned. hahahahahaha.

gloeek
30-12-2009, 15:10
Either limit your drinking or don't take the klonopin. I mean, 2 mgs really isn't much, but if you are really worried play it safe. I seriously doubt that you will die from mixing the two.

drug_mentor
30-12-2009, 15:31
I don't think your in any real physical danger by taking that dose and binge drinking, but do expect to black out and make a fool of yourself unless you limit the alcohol intake. Your best bet is to skip your doses that day, I have never been hooked on benzo's but I am sure one day clean shouldn't kick start them, especially with a long acting benzo like clonazepam.

Violenza666
30-12-2009, 17:45
i didn't go off cold turkey.


Everybody is different. What didn't work for you does work for others. I already went through Klonopin withdrawl from not taking it regularly. It sucks. But that won't distract me from my end goal. When time comes to go off I will go off a little bit at a time not alot.