Review: 'Through the Shadowlands’ describes Julie Rehmeyer's ME/CFS Odyssey
I should note at the outset that this review is based on an audio version of the galleys and the epilogue from the finished work. Julie Rehmeyer sent me the final version as a PDF, but for some reason my text to voice software (Kurzweil) had issues with it. I understand that it is...
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Klonopin and chronic fatigue syndrome

Discussion in 'General Treatment' started by Hugocfs, Mar 25, 2013.

  1. Hugocfs

    Hugocfs Senior Member

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    I started on klonopin around 1998 and had my first bit of fatigue in 2005, a more significant bout of fatigue at the end of 2007, and chronic fatigue starting in September of 2009. Is there any evidence that klonopin can lead to chronic fatigue syndrome? Has anyone with cfs been on klonopin and had significant improvement after tapering off? About the only thing I can find on the net is klonopin as a treatment for cfs!
     
  2. Nielk

    Nielk

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    I was put on Klonopin for sleep problems due to ME/CFS. At first it really helped me sleep and I felt somewhat better.
    After taking it for several years I developed a dependency for it and had to discontinue taking it. Now it's almost a year since I'm off Klonopin. I still have ME/CFS. I don't think that it's a cure at all but, many patients with ME/CFS, have a reduction of their symptoms while taking Klonopin.
     
  3. caledonia

    caledonia

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    Klonopin depletes melatonin which can cause sleep problems. After a month on it I had to start taking melatonin. I doubt if K would be a sole cause of ME/CFS.
     
  4. alwayshopeful

    alwayshopeful

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    I was given Klonopin for sleep issues and instead it has caused complete insomnia!! I think it messes with all our hormones--- melatonin, cortisol, and my progesterone tanked! I know it helps some people, but BAD for me!!
     

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