Ativan Withdrawl

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Holly Says:
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Here is my story been on ativan since December was taking it to help with chemotheraphy nasuea and vomiting was taking .50 every six hours I was able to get off it right away with no.withdrawl first to rounds but then went really diffcult week and was taking it twice a day at night about every 7 hours no problem then it was time for my chemo treatments so went back to .50 every six hours for about 6 days tried to get of cold turkey but now I am addicted was having withdrawyl symptoms shaky weird thoughts weird dreams just not feeling myself I am know taking .50 every 8 hours how long till I feel stable again and just not sure best time to try this may have to go back up to 2mg daily still have one hard chemo to go but doctor only gave me 90 pills for the month I just need some guidance will bounce up and down just make me have to start all over again I do want to off ativan soon but all horror stories scare me Has anyone been able to withdraw from ativan with minimal withdrawal symptoms

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Verwon Says:

Hello, Holly! How are you?

Yes, there are always people that are able to do that, I did it a few years ago, after being on it for a few months for anxiety. It really varies from person to person.

Usually, the best thing to do is to taper off of it slowly, your doctor should be able to help you with that. A sudden withdrawal can create the risk of seizures, as well as the other withdrawal effects that the FDA lists, such as anxiety, depression, headache and diarrhea.

Can anyone else that's taken it for awhile and stopped chime in?

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Holly Says:
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I have start slow taper down to 1.5 still have two more chemo I will see psychiatrict on Monday hoping he can help I get scared each time go down planning to 1.25 if doctor on Monday if doctor thinks ok plan I have not had many withdrawl issues yet Thank for your response

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dyslexic Says:

why go off it if it helps, you have enough going on. addiction to Ativan can stop at a level , take what makes you feel good tomorrow is another day live for today

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