When in a hospital for a minor stroke, I was given ativan, although the staff was fully aware of the fact that I was using the Duragesic (febtalyn) patch because of failed back surgery? Then given klonopin for the terrible shakes that followed; but never warned NOT to stop abrubtly. The cold turkey withdrawal was absolute hell. Now, a year later, I'm still shaking. I seem to have lost all strength in one leg. And I still have lots of pain in my back. How do I get the shaking to stop and some strength back in my leg? I need to go back to work, but I can't find someone to help me.