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Re: Ambien or Ativan?

Posted by Minnie-Haha on August 27, 2004, at 23:46:34

In reply to Re: Ambien or Ativan? Minnie-Haha, posted by owensmar on August 27, 2004, at 20:35:43

> Please don't begin taking Ativan on an every night basis for insomnia. I got myself into terrible trouble that way. I didn't realize at first I was addicted but over the years, I kept having to increase the dose and increase the dose and the insomnia kept getting worse so I'd increase the dose again and still not be able to sleep. When I finally stopped it in 1986, I went through hell. It was months before I didn't startle at small noises. For weeks, I barely slept at all. For the first week or so, I thought I was dying. It was a horrible withdrawal. Admittedly I was on it for nine years and quit cold turkey.
>
> I guess my point is just that you build tolerance to it pretty quickly and withdrawal is really bad.

Do you mind my asking what dose you started/ended on? (I am taking .50 mg per night, sometimes only .25.)


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