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Ativan Withdrawals

Posted by theta99 on July 23, 2004, at 23:33:55

I was wondering if anyone else has had issues with Ativan withdrawals? I was prescribed the ativan for anxiety to take "as needed," and found it helped with my insomnia, so at the recommendation of my psychiatrist I took 1-2 mg at night only. Did so for appx. 7 weeks and decided to try sleeping and dealing with the anxiety without ativan. My doc never warned me of any problems going cold turkey, and since stopping 5 days ago I've felt miserable (tremors, confusion, nausea, general feeling of uneasiness & malaise, etc.), only attributable to going off the ativan. Any recommendations for tapering off and helping the symptoms?




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