Specifically, clonazepam. Paradoxical, in the sense that taking a dose increases alertness and is stimulating. I know the clichès, but I have not been able to answer to find an answer to that question. The drug was prescribed as a muscle relaxant and there may well be some kind of central sensitization that makes tapering so much harder. I've been on the drug for many years. Once a day, in the evening. Where would I be able to find an answer to that question ? I did try, but not force, Tranxene and diazepam.