Happy New Year, Duuude!
The Beast is more or less under control, thanks to getting a green light for a large increase in my Klonopin intake.
One should, of course, avoid or at least contain one's alcohol consumption whilst on Klonopin, to avoid very intense results. I've also noted how important timing is with taking this stuff. If one tries to be macho and heroic and wait out a TN onset, then the accepted dose does nothing. However, if one takes it on an empty stomach and immediately upon onset of the pain, the dosage kills the TN and often brings on that navel-gazing stage so often associated with abuse of these little yellow pills. At home, this is just fine. At work, it can lead to some odd results.
Pity the effect isn't more predictable.