"Klonopin is an addictive and dangerous drug that is
routinely prescribed for a variety of anxiety symptoms, and
is commonly used as a sleep aid. Once dependent on this
drug, withdrawal symptoms can be very serious and dangerous.
An attempt at total withdrawal can be devastating, and the
after effects of the drug can last years. A great "tapering"
program designed to naturally wean people off of
anti-depressants is the "The Road Back" program that
utilizes nutrients and supplements. There are many people
besides Stevie Nicks who have suffered terribly from
prescription drugs like Klonopin and from trying to withdraw
from these drugs. The medical professionals largely deny the
risks and dangers, so these people often need to find help
The Road Back program is one of the most successful
programs around, having helped over 50,000 people to date."
"Fleetwood Mac star Stevie Nicks discusses the biggest
mistake she says she ever made â€” giving in to her friends
and going to see a psychiatrist. He put her on the drug
Klonopin, and the next eight years of her life were
Like most of us, you are probably not a
professional singer or have never been nominated for an
Oscar. A drug does not have a clue who you are, it does not
know your age or your religion, it is simply a drug.
The story below is more inline
with what we receive daily at The Road Back.
Everyday people just trying to get through the day and reach
tomorrow and hoping tomorrow can somehow bring a better day.
You are why we are here. All of the information on how to do
The Road Back Program is available on our web site. Click
How to Start located on the top navigation menu. Sometimes
we all need a little encouragement to get through a drug
withdrawal. We are here for you throughout the process and
of course our assistance is at no charge.
Lord and thank you for
your program. I have been doing The Road Back Program for
just over a month and have already seen great results. After
about 8 years of being on prescription sleep meds
for insomnia and trying several over the counter
sleep aids to
none have worked. So I was put on Ambien by my Dr and tried
to get off it once (Ambien) but not successful.
I was very
discouraged and thought I would be on this stuff the rest of
my life, and was tired of all the hassle I had to go through
with the insurance company.
My husband went on line and did some research and
found your program. At first I was skeptical but did my own
research and was liking what I read and decided to give it a
After I got my
doctors approval I order the supplements that you suggest,
received them and started taking them.
I did find I started to feel better with the JNK Body
Calm and Body Calm Supreme and was able to cut the Ambien
down to a 1/2 pill nightly.
Then I got my
next shipment last week which the new products replace the
old Body Calm. I
take the Body Calm Supreme With Melatonin right before I laid down
and within 20 minutes I am dozing off and sleep the whole
night. Even though I get up to go to the bathroom I go right
back to sleep, this is
a first for me . It feels so good to be able to sleep
the whole night thru with no drugs and wake up ready to
start my day.
â€œJim, here is my testimonial.
Feel free to use however you wish. God bless you!
WARNING: KLONIPIN IS A VERY ADDICTIVE AND DANGEROUS DRUG
SIDE EFFECTS can be serious and harmful to overall health.
WITHDRAWAL from this drug is dangerous and might very well
This is what any physician should be
required to advise patients upon prescribing Klonopin. I
began my journey to Hell a little over 6 years ago while
going through a nasty divorce. I was experiencing
major anxiety, panic attacks, and insomnia. These
symptoms did improve. However, over the years I
developed hypertension and steadily gained weight which I
had never had a problem with. I began taking
Lisinopril for the hypertension.
I made the decision to go off of the
Klonopin after seeing my gynecologist and discussing these
issues with her. She said that she felt the K was the
culprit. I asked how to taper, she told me to talk to
my family doctor who prescribed it to me. I was not
told of the horrible withdrawal so I didn't think it would
be a big deal. I began tapering....and did a complete
taper within a month. I had been taking 1 mg 3X daily
for 6+ years.
At first I did not attribute my
symptoms to the withdrawal. It was subtle at first,
smells and the taste of food was very strange. Hands
and feet numb and tingling. Unable to carry a train of
thought and to complete a task. I googled withdrawal
from Klonopin. I was shocked at what I read. I
prayed that I would not experience any of it.....and really
did not think this would happen to "me". Little did I
know that I had just begun my descent into Hell.
I do not feel that I can adequately
convey the nightmare. You just about have to go
through it to know what it is like. There are exceptions, as
Jim is proof of. I thank God for his dedication to
overcoming addiction and The Road Back. I will get
into this a little later.
Here is a list of what I experienced,
not in order and not to the degree of each symptom, there is
really no way to do so:
major anxiety and panic attacks,
insomnia, hot/cold spells, severe sweating, no appetite,
sensitivity to noise/ light/ movement, pain in extremities,
blurred vision, ringing in ears, fullness in head,
vertigo, high bp even on lisinopril, increased heart rate,
confusion, disorientation, de-realization,
depersonalization, detachment. I was completely unable
About two weeks into this horror, my
daughter visited and started researching online. She
found The Road Back program. I was willing to try
anything. My husband placed an order for the Neuro
Endure Mini. Of course it would be a few days to
receive it which doesn't seem long. But when you are
living a minute to minute nightmare it is a very long time.
And I was not certain it would even work. I was at the
end of my rope. I had not slept in 4 consecutive days
and nights. My heart rate was 130+ constantly. I
felt like I was going to die. My husband thought that
since I had read about these withdrawal symptoms that
somehow I should miraculously be "alright", bc it was
"normal" and I would eventually be okay. He told me to
"get a grip". I began to cry, uncontrollably.
And scream...it seemed as though it was not even coming from
me. I did not even feel human, I felt like an alien.
I could not take anymore.
My husband drove me to the ER. I
was terrified that I would be committed to the psyche ward.
I feared that the doctor would not understand (who
could???)! Thankfully I was wrong. After I had
somehow been talking for quite some time, he finally looked
me in the eye. I did not think I had gotten through to
him. He disclosed that his son had been addicted to K
and was hospitalized for seizures. I was relieved and
terrified at the same time. He reassured me that I was
most likely past the seizure stage. He said that
kicking the K would be the hardest thing I have ever done in
my life but that it would be so worth it. He did ask
me if I wanted to go back on the K, that the majority of ppl
could not make it through withdrawal and went back on the
drug. I will admit that I had thought about it......I
somehow found the courage to say NO. He was concerned
about my bp which was 157/124 P132 upon entering hospital.
But he did not want to address it just yet as he felt is was
a result of withdrawal. He prescribed a 20 day of
Lunesta for sleep. I actually slept for the first time
in days. Thank God for this doctor.
I thought that maybe since I had gotten
some sleep that my symptoms would improve. I was
wrong. I thought about Neuro Endure Mini and began an
agonizing wait. I would sit outside and wait for the
delivery, afraid that I would miss it. I was a bit
skeptical as I had the misconception that anything that
wasn't prescribed by a doctor was worthless. But yet I was
desperate and this man Jim Harper really seemed to know his
stuff. I finally received my NEM and had to restrain
myself to only take the recommended amount.
I had corresponded with Jim/The Road
Back on occasion. This was my lifeline. He
suggested keeping a journal to monitor my reactions and I
did. I am very thankful for this as now that I am
better it is a little difficult for me to remember how
debilitated I really was.
After only a few days I increased to 2
capsules 3X daily. On about day five, I began to catch
glimpses of "Jill". Very brief but still........it was
a start. I also began taking the JNK 3 capsules daily,
as well as Omega 3, vitamin E and biotin. It was a
slow and steady progression at first, but praise God I am
happy to report that I am feeling human again. I have
control again! I know without a doubt that these
supplements work! It seems like years ago that I first
contacted Jim. Hard to believe it has only been about
three months. Most with this degree of withdrawal
report at least a year. I do not think I could have
endured that. Occasionally I have a bad day, and I
found that even 1 glass of wine would set me back. I
avoid all alcohol. My bp and heart rate have returned
to normal! I no longer take Lunesta and I am able to sleep.
I am enjoying the things that brought me joy years ago.
I am discovering new and exciting things about myself.
I want to encourage anyone going
through withdrawal to Klonopin or other Benzo drugs to give
The Road Back a try. The information and support is
FREE. The supplements saved my life. I read some
reviews about the supplements being expensive.
Hello???????? I would have paid anything to be better,
even rehab. The ER doctor told me that his son had
been to rehab several times to no avail. I cannot
confirm or deny rehab treatment as I have not had it.
But I can tell you that the supplements are a mere fraction
of the cost of rehab. I will continue with the NEM
until I feel that I am completely well.
I hope that my experience will help
others that find themselves in this hellish nightmare.
I could never thank Jim Harper enough. God bless him
and The Road Back program.â€
Jill A/North Carolina
As you know, The Road Back Program has been
providing free assistance and support to Cymbalta patients
who have suffered from the sometimes life-debilitating
withdrawal side effects associated with the discontinued use
of Cymbalta and have been doing so since 1999.
15 years later, we are pleased to announce that
Clark, LLP, a nationally recognized products liability law
firm has announced that it is now pursuing litigation
against the manufacturer of Cymbalta on behalf of patients
who took the drug and subsequently suffered from withdrawal
The firm is
currently accepting new Cymbalta withdrawal clients
see if you qualify, you can visit their
Whatâ€™s the Problem?
Cymbalta is an
antidepressant medication approved to treat major depressive
and anxiety disorders, chronic musculoskeletal pain
including discomfort from osteoarthritis and chronic lower
back pain, as well as diabetic peripheral neuropathy and
fibromyalgia. The drug is manufactured by Eli Lilly & Co.,
and was first approved by the U.S. Food & Drug
Administration (FDA) in 2004.
been linked to severe withdrawal symptoms in patients who
discontinue treatment of the drug. Clinically referred to as
this conditionâ€™s symptoms include*:
(electric shock sensations)
Crying or Laughing
ringing in the ears (Tinnitus)
* For a
complete list of withdrawal symptom side effects, please
visit our websites Cymbalta home page:
According to an FDA Warning, Cymbalta
Discontinuation Syndrome can cause â€œinjury, distress and
life management impactsâ€ when a patient quits taking the
drug. Symptoms can persist for weeks or even months after
discontinuing Cymbalta, and can adversely affect the
personâ€™s job function and personal relationships.
for Safe Medication Practices issued the following
Cymbalta withdrawal warning,
array of problems that included neurological effects such as
Paresthesia and dizziness, psychiatric problems such as
crying, suicidal ideation, and anger, and other symptoms
including effects on appetite and weight gain. Early
clinical studies of abrupt discontinuation showed that
withdrawal effects occurred in 40 to 50% of patients, that
10% of those were severe, and that approximately half had
not resolved when side effects monitoring ended after one or
two weeks. Serious withdrawal symptoms are not unique to
duloxetine, and occur with several other antidepressants,
benzodiazepines, amphetamines, and opioids.
Cymbalta Discontinuation Dilemma
The Cymbalta Prescribing
Information states: â€œA gradual reduction in the dose rather
than abrupt cessation is recommended whenever possible.â€
However, gradually stepping down the dosage of Cymbalta is
virtually impossible because the drug is only available in
20, 30 and 60mg capsules that cannot be divided or cut in
Do I Have a Cymbalta Withdrawal Lawsuit?
The Products Liability Litigation Group
at the law firm is an experienced team of trial lawyers that
focus exclusively on the representation of plaintiffs in
Cymbalta withdrawal lawsuits. The firm is pursuing
individual litigation nationwide and currently accepting new
Cymbalta withdrawal cases in all 50 states. If you
experienced severe withdrawal symptoms after quitting or
attempting to quit Cymbalta, we suggest that you visit their
website. The site includes detailed information, news and
more regarding this drug and the litigation surrounding it.
About Schmidt & Clark, LLP
Schmidt & Clark, LLP
focuses on helping individuals and families. The firm has
built a reputation for success, and represents their clients
in group and individual lawsuits nationwide. Although
Schmidt & Clark, LLP is national in scope, they level the
playing field for their clients by providing them with
access to a level of professional legal representation
previously available only to large corporations, while still
providing personal attention to each client.
For more information on the Cymbalta
lawsuit or Schmidt & Clark, LLP, please visit:
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