CLONIDINE: FDA Approved Drugs and User Comments

User Comments:

For Perimenopausal Symptoms: “I had used Bioidentical HRT for about 10 years until I had an abnormal mammogram with calcifications. I was told no more BHRT. Even though I tapered down, I soon began having night sweats and hot flashes again. At 64, this was just unacceptable! I heard about Clonidine. I don’t like taking medications if I don’t have to, but I was desperate to find relief. I have been using only 0.1 MG once a day instead of twice a day as directed, mainly because I simply can’t remember to take it twice. So far, I think it’s doing what it’s intended. Has anyone else found relief taking it only once a day?”

Passim (taken for less than 1 month) February 23, 2018

For Tourette’s Syndrome: “I would like to say that I’ve had tourette motor tics since I was about 11. I would gain new ones now and again some will go away then develop a new one. Anyways I just got a new one about 2 months ago cranking my neck and head movements. They were getting really really bad 24 hours a day constantly doing this thing with my neck/head. And because I’m trying to get pregnant my doctor was trying to find the right med I can take so she chose clonidine which I will have to stop once I get pregnant. I don’t care I just want relief like now! But anyways I took my dose about 2 hours ago and I am now at home laying down on the computer researching this medicine and I haven’t ticked!!!!!! I am literally laying here normal and shocked OMG I am so happy but shocked at the same time because I literally just took my dose 2 hours ago and its already working for my tics! Anyways just wanted to share that. My dose is 0.05 once daily of clonidine. So far its working and I’m hoping it continues to work.”

stickyswife February 14, 2018

For Tourette’s Syndrome: “I have never used medication for my tics. I have always had a high frequency but my tics are very mild and hard to notice. At the age of 23 my life got consumed by my tics. I was struggling with severe tic anxiety which made my tics significantly worse. I ended up having between 10-20 mild tics every minute. I started taking 0.15 Clonidine 3x a day and after roughly two months my tics reduced significantly and my anxiety was gone further reducing my tics. My tic frequency has been reduced by roughly 90-95%. The only bad side effect I have is trouble sleeping (I wake up too early). My other side effects are mild sedation, which helps my ADHD, and dry mouth and dry hands which are beneficial as I used to have sweaty hands and excessive suliva production.Start with a lower dose. I started on 0.15 three a day and I was sick for the first week. I am also a big 6’2″ fellah who attends the gym rather frequently so I had my body weight in my favor too. Be careful starting your treatment!”

Nihmen February 5, 2018

For Anxiety: “This medication makes me so tired I can’t even function. I take 0.2 mg and I’ll be in bed all day and can’t even get up. I took it for a week thinking it would eventually wear off like with a lot of other medications but it never did and it just makes me feel so terribly exhausted that I couldn’t take it anymore. Now I just take it to help me sleep and it works good like that but not for anxiety.”

CrimsonRegrets January 10, 2018

For Perimenopausal Symptoms: “After having hot flashes and night sweats for over two months and keeping hubby awake all night. I decided to go see my Dr. today, she prescribed Clonidine HCL 0.1 mg. I just took my first dose and am very skeptical on what it will do. Wish me luck and I’ll keep you posted.”

Auntyanne (taken for less than 1 month) January 9, 2018

For Opiate Withdrawal: “I was on 40 mg oxy, three times a day following a head on car collision. I went through therapies, 7 procedures, injections…you name it. Some things helped temporarily, but pain would always return. I realized what a fog I was in. My pain doc upped my dose (by 5 mg) I had been on the same dose for 2 years. I always dosed as prescribed. I became nearly bedridden. I couldn’t get up often and still had pain. I also had to have my meds with me. I asked the doc to get off of it, he gave me clonidine . I take one every 6 hrs on day 2-3, and then every 8 hrs day 4-7. Been off all pain meds since June 2017! 🙂 YOU CAN DO IT!! I still have pain, but I am clear headed. EAT healthy. And no matter how hard it is make yourself get out of bed! 1-2 weeks you’ll feel good”

AzChrisLee (taken for 2 to 5 years) January 4, 2018

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