Ativan withdrawal duration

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I was recently prescribed Ativan for my anxiety, was told by my dr to take 1mg in the am and 1mg in the pm, my question is if i am fine during the evening hours do i take it? I don't want to get addicted to these pills as i just battled opiate addiction (200 days clean). I actually asked the dr for xanax and he told me this would be better since i am having the anxiety all day and that the Ativan can stay in my system without all the highs and lows.
i would like for someone to give me some common withdrawal symptoms of someone who has been drinking a half of gallon of liguor for the past week everyday but has stopped for the past three days
Frank, You are on a very lose dose of Ativan and for a short period of time. I had the blurred vision and tiredness and many physical symptoms of anxiety. I had every test that is made, includind eye exams.All the symptoms are from the anxiety and depression. I have been on the Ativan as needed for almost 2 years now. I take it when I feel extremely anxious. I cut the pill in half and it is just enough to help me. I also have been with out using the Ativan for weeks at a time.
I wore the patch 12 days, and after taking it off (even though the withdrawal didnt seen so bad), I started back on 8-16 mg of Sub (out of withdrawal fear I think). Then I was on it for 2 weeks when my Dr. had to put me back on the patch because of complications and severe pain. I waited 2 days after stopping the Sub when I placed a patch back on. At first the patch wasnt helping to much but now its been 4 days and I'm beginning to feel some relief.
However, they have recently gotten so bad that after a lifetime spent in adamant opposition to all forms of medication, I have decided to take the plunge and give it a try. I went to my doctor, who prescribed Ativan. I have heard that it is pretty safe, and I have a low dosage (0.5 mg) but I am still very nervous about taking it. I have a few specific concerns that I was hoping to address. First of all, is Ativan best to take regularly or as needed?
could I die from withdrawal? I guess I need to know if I can do this on my own. I am ready to stop. That I am sure of. I am just scared of the W/D symptoms. I have a wife (and 2 small kids)but I do not want her to know what has happened. I guess it boils down to one question: Should I see my doctor or can I get through this on my own? I just want to do what is best for my health. I am sorry for taking up your time but if you have any advice I would love to hear it. God Bless all of you!
I've tried to get off Paxil recently and had the WORST problems. After researching and talking to people who have gotten off (or tried to get off) of the drug I am horrified that Paxil is still being prescribed. I am also AMAZED that a DOCTOR would actually say that this isn't dangerous, or that it isn't the PAXIL!?!? Are you kidding? How much were you paid to say that? Paxil DID help with my panic attacks. Did not cure or stop them, but helped.
One will help ease the symptoms, two will knock you out, three and you won't remember anything for 6 hours. Just remember to follow the duration between dosages. Says right on the script. Valium is the best, because it seems with short term use, you don't have to worry about any addictive after effects. Xanax works great, Klonopin, sure, Ativan, but these I found had significant rebound effects after only a short time. We don't need that right now.
What is everyone's experience with the withdrawal duration? I'm worried about the depression more than anything. I've got to be around family for Christmas, and I only have a week. I've got to be able to put on my "game face," so to speak, because I do not want them to sense that something is awry. Sometimes I don't think I can fight this battle. I want to quit terribly...I feel like I'm fighting for my life. They've become my best friend, and my worst enemy.
nausea, diarrhea, vomiting, restlessness, and leg movements, or jerking.
so it's really a no-choice situation... but for him to say he's had NO patients that complained of withdrawal symptoms after tapering off zoloft even in the correct time frame its supposed to be done? That is a downright lie. Everyone I ever spoke to who took it, had a terrible time getting off of it! And the idea that your doctor wants you to get your system "clean" before starting a new drug is total BS. You can start something right away. My guess is you need to change doctors..
I, like others, have taken Ultram. It certainly will keep the withdrawal symptoms of hydrocodone away, but only causes its own. I am just curious for any responses; I want to quit this, but I know if my doctor calls back and I have a prescription, I'll be at the pharmacy within 30 minutes... I guess this is a cry for help, so Help!
I just had this overwhelming feeling to quit so I did and I had no idea of the duration of withdrawal. I guess you just gotta wait it out. Everyone is different but the reason I am still feeling like this is probably b/c I was on sub. for 2 1/2 yrs. then just jumped at a high dose. I know it can be very difficult, but I gradually see my energy coming back which is good cause I need to get back to work. I have heard this can last 70 days so I'm counting them down. If I can do this anyone can.
If you decide to quit suboxone, but fail and take suboxone during athewithdrawal, and then immediately decide to quit/stop taking subxone again, will the 2nd withdrawal be longer. 3. Does taking benzos (ativan/valium) prolong suboxone withdrawal symptoms.
Kind of harsh - not my business I guess. Wouldn't the starting dose be dependent on what you're on? I mean it somebody's doing a gram of IV heroin every 4 hours and goes on methadone, they're going to start on a pretty high dose of methadone I would think. Anyway, I think treating a percocet addiction with methadone was huge overkill to begin with. My advice would be to stick on the suboxone since that helped with the methadone withdrawals, then taper taper taper, and finally wean off of it.
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com/Q/How_bad_is_Tramadol_withdrawal Question - How bad is Tramadol WIthdrawal? Answer - Ultram (Tramadol) Withdrawal Tramadol is highly addictive. Normally your doctor would reduce intake slowly. Various withdrawal effects may include shakes, shivers, diarrhea, nausea, and possible flu-like symptoms. Not all people experience will all withdrawal symptoms, and some people may experience others not listed here.
MY PERSONAL DIARY OF OXYCONTIN WITHDRAWAL. May I briefly fill in a little background.I am David aged 55 and employed as a postman/driver/sorter, well up until 38 months ago I had never been into hospital,well boy was that about to change.
Can long term sub users who have gone through withdrawal please help me? I was always told the withdrawal would be very mild, and this is a miracle drug. I will say, my life and habits have changed. I have no desire to use any pills at the moment, and I don't expect that to change. I was abusing hydros after 2 shoulder surgeries. Counseling and support from friends and family (who I was deathly afraid to talk to) has been amazing.
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) After 4 years, I started getting interdose withdrawal. The doc said up it to 1mg at night. I again listened. 3 months later I was getting obvious Ativan w/d even though I was taking it. The more I took the worse I would feel, not better. A psychiatrist came into the picture, said I was possibly having a paradoxical reaction. I was given Remeron 15mg for sleep, and then put me on a tapering schedule off the Ativan.
) After 4 years, I started getting interdose withdrawal. The doc said up it to 1mg at night. I again listened. 3 months later I was getting obvious Ativan w/d even though I was taking it. The more I took the worse I would feel, not better. A psychiatrist came into the picture, said I was possibly having a paradoxical reaction. I was given Remeron 15mg for sleep, and then put me on a tapering schedule off the Ativan.
Therefore there is no reason for not substituting Valium in Klonopin, Xanax and Ativan withdrawal. I have done it successfully in many patients. The only reasons for people getting "a type of withdrawal" while still on medication are if the correct equivalent dose has not been given, or if the substitution has been carried out abruptly instead of stepwise. Klonopin, Ativan and Xanax are all much more potent than Valium (equivalents given in Manual).
The onset of action is greater than one hour, the duration of action is 12 hours, and the half-life ranges from 30-200 hours. Clorazepate is indicated for the management of generalized and tension-anxiety states. Tolerance will not develop to the effects of Clorazepate. Valium (Diazepam) - Diazepam binds to a 1 and a 5 subunits with immense affinity. Diazepam has no appreciable affinity for a 2 or a 3 subunits.
If you had only been taking Ativan for five weeks, you should've withdrawn directly from the Ativan. The Valium dosage is not equivalent, which will give rise to withdrawal phenomena. 4 mg of Ativan = 20 mg of Valium Valium is an extremely weak, sluggish drug which must first accumulate in your system before it will replace Ativan (which works immediately).
One should never go 'cold turkey' off a benzodiazepine-- meds like valium, xanax, ativan-- as the withdrawal from that class of medication can cause seizures and can even be fatal.
I had planned to go cold turkey since today, but approximately after 6 hrs after the withdrawals started, I went out and had some 250 mg codeine again. This is the maximum duration of withdrawal I have experienced so far. In this, all that has ever happened is anxiety, some chills, goose bumps, dry mouth, a bit of a runny nose, moodiness, what I wanted to ask is what I should expect in withdrawal when it peaks say in 24-48 hrs.
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