Ativan withdrawal dizziness

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Avatar f tn Took some of my hubby's Ativan that he was given for a surgical procedure that made him nervous. I read online that it helps with anxiety. I took a .5 mg and it really helped. It didn't take the dizziness all away (though it does seem like it has lessened), but it make my feel so much calmer. Do any of you have experience with benzodiazepines? I want to hear the good and the bad. Sorry for posting so much, this is my 3rd today!
398624 tn?1266273049 Also the inside shakes, brain zaps and dizziness/off balance is horrible. Is this normal still? Any help from drs or others would b greatly appreciated. Currently taking 2 50mg Vistaril a day. Do smoke and drink a quite a bit of soda a day.
Avatar n tn I was wondering if these conditions could be due to the withdrawal of Ativan. With all these dreams, am I actually getting the 4-5 stages sleep? p.s. I took some Restoril (for about 3 nights) before Ativan because it gave me heart palpitation. Thanks for your comments.
Avatar f tn so I called my dr to see if i can try klonopin aagain( i have a script from March 09) she said she thought if i lowered the ativan i might not be as dizzy but i told her my anxiety is worse so she said i could try the klonopin but she couldnt give me a script because i just got the ativan filled 2 weeks ago and she cant do a script for both which i think is a lie (i was on xanax and klonopin before and the dr i had then wrote me scrips) anyways she never told me how often to take the ativan wh
Avatar n tn Dear Frank The most frequent adverse effects associated with Ativan use are sedation, dizziness, weakness and unsteadiness. Even though difficulties in eye-hand coordination are commonly seen, blurred vision is observed in very few people. With the duration and dose of Ativan you have taken, it is uncommon to have long term effects on your body.
358304 tn?1409713092 2 days ago I called him CRYING and moping b/c of these feelings, and I told him that I thought I was having ATIVAN WITHDRAWAL... My back has been achy too and just feels flu like.. I have had a couple bouts of diarhea too.. and ZERO appetite for the most part. I can't keep still.... he told me to relax and take 2 ativan and to come see him next week... which will be this Tuesday. I didnt sleep at all lastnight even with the .25mg klonopin... and I was a pacy mess today... and still am...
6693906 tn?1388807885 He has decided to gradually up the Celexa again and ween me off the Ativan. this is 3 days later and i am home from school with dizziness and nausea. From what I read that is normal withdrawal, and i'm certain it will pass. However, my question is if the Celexa was bad to bring up the first time, will it necessarily have the same result months later? If anyone has any information on this medication please help me, i'm a little worried!
Avatar n tn However, the ativan signficantly reduces the taste preversion. Is the nausea, dizziness and headache caused by the elavil withdrawal ( I am now at 17.5 mg and going down 2.5 mg per week or is this a result of taking the ativan in combination with the elavil?
Avatar f tn I have a very demanding position at my job... I'm only taking 1mg ativan before work and 1mg ativan before bedtime... (for the RLS) I'm drinking a ton of water/fluids all day.... My acute symptoms weren't as bad as some I've read on here... But severe enough to take off one full week of work... I have absolutely no cravings for the demon that is opiates... I've detoxed from coke..alcohol...etc. but this was the worst of them all..
Avatar f tn I am not trying to argue wth you, it's just that I have heard of people who have experienced withdrawal symptoms after taking very low doses of ativan for a very short time. To be honest, even if I am not the addictive kind, right now with all I've been through lately I am unsure as to how my body (nervous system mainly) might react and honestly I wouldn't want to add to my already existing problems.
Avatar n tn 5 in a month is plenty of time so the symptoms you are experiencing are unlikely to be withdrawal, or at least not mostly withdrawal. Your zoloft level seems very high and you should talk to your doctor about lowering it in this situation.
Avatar f tn yes you have withdrew to fast that is all the symptoms of withdrawel, You say you havent taken any for over a week, I would say bight the bullet and go see your g.p tell him that you havent taken any for over a week and he will advice you, all the very best.
Avatar f tn The manufacturer was recently changed and when I switched I started experiencing severe withdrawal symptoms. I took the drug by the new manufacturer for roughly 10 days before understanding that I was experiencing withdrawal and switching back to my original manufacturer. I'm on omeprazole as well, for GERD, which I understand can increase the amount of benzodiazepine in the blood.
Avatar n tn I've read a lot via the internet about this medication and such withdrawal symptoms. I've also read that some people have only mild reactions. Please, any suggestions that can be offered to alleviate his discomfort would be welcome. And how long can we expect this to go on? Thank you in advance for your response.
Avatar n tn There are chat forums where people share their suffering, and even the manufacturer's web site indicates there can be withdrawal symptoms of dizziness, nausea and headache. Last night, my wife was talking to a nurse friend of hers who said she's seen many patients who've had this problem after taking the Transderm Scop patch and while it apparently usually does resolve itself, it can take weeks or longer to do so.
1298588 tn?1330322581 I have done a lot of reading about the various side effects of Ativan, from drowsiness to dizziness to worse, and I don't know which I will experience. I know that it is different for everybody, but I'd love to hear some feedback from anyone here. Again, I realise that my reaction to medication will not be identical to anyone else's, but the more I know, the less scared I will be.
Avatar m tn I'm not up to a lot of detail, mostly because I spent the last two days in mental agony, in my room with darkness...It has been 1.5 yrs since tx stopped, and I have tried to stop the AD's several times, finally had to see a psychiatrist to figure out a hasn't worked. I give up on the medical profession and meds...tried their way, no luck. They say I must have had problems (mental, inherited, etc) that were not a "problem' to me, until the tx and AD's...
Avatar n tn I start sweating in my own house (that I always keep at 60 degrees) and have to go outside in the 30 degree weather with a tank top on. That is if I don't fall down the steps from the dizziness or the shocks in my head. I became extremely angry and irratated. So angry that family members suggested that I go to anger management classes. That was before they knew that it was the Paxil.
Avatar n tn Is this to be expected from the Paxil withdrawal? I just had a physical, and save for a slightly high BP, everything else was normal...resting EKG, blood and urine work-up, etc. I want to believe this is nothing more organic and serious but it's tough when you feel like **** so often. Thanks!
Avatar n tn I recently quit cold turkey (despite having to work and be a wife and mom)and am on day 6. The withdrawal has gotten better, but I think that I fear the night time the most. I just can't seem to sleep.....almost at all. Any idea how long this will last? I know that I am strong in that I have made it throught the worst part of this whole thing....having to function normally through most of this, but I cannot keep going with such little sleep.
Avatar n tn After I finished the project in mid-may, I decided that I needed to stop using a drug to get through the day, so I tried to just stop taking it. WOW! Serious withdrawal symptoms including joint and muscle pain, stomch issues, fatigue, depression and a strange hollowness in my nerves ensued. I didn't feel I could just stop functioning for a week or two or whatever it would take, so I used some hydrocodone that I had to help me get my tramadol use down to 100mg per day over the course of a week.
Avatar n tn I am convinced that these are the symptoms of codeine/hydrocodone withdrawal. WHAT do I do about this? I can't STAND it!!! I have three children to take care of (two of them are babies). I can't take care of myself now because I am "sick" so to speak. I have been completely honest with my husband about this. He agrees that this is probably withdrawal, I need to do "cold turkey" (what choice do I have anyway?) and tough it out for the next week or so.
1492405 tn?1296235264 That backfired. The side affects were unreal for me. So, the doc decided on Lorazepam (ativan) instead of the Clonazepam. He has me on 1mg of Lorazepam 3 times a day. Seems like a lot me, but I don't know. I take his word for it. I do feel less anxious but I feel like i may be having withdrawal from Clonazepam, but how is that possible? My thoughts are different, headaches, dizzy to the point where I feel nauseas. I actually only take .
Avatar f tn but when I woke up today, the numb feeling/tingling has returned (it seems happen when the ativan wears off). Is it possible to have withdrawal symptoms after having taken celexa for only 2 weeks?! Any insight would be appreciated!
Avatar f tn I am thinking about going to my GP to see what she thinks about the pulsatile tinnitus and the dizziness, as the dizziness is starting to cause lots of problems!!! Has anyone else out there experienced anything like this? Any doctors out there who might have some advice? Should I pursue an appointment with an ENT? Thanks for listening...I look forward to your answers!
Avatar n tn She has recently stopped taking the anxiety medications, so this should have stopped the dizziness but it did not. She just cannot stand to live with the dizziness any more and is begging us to help her, but we don't know where to turn. Can you help?
Avatar n tn nausea, diarrhea, vomiting, restlessness, and leg movements, or jerking.
Avatar n tn I have been on Ativan 0.5 mg for 4 months and just recently Dr. switched me to Clonezapam 0.5 mg.( for 1 week) I am being weaned off them and will be off by Sunday April 15. How long will this take to get out of my system ? What can I expect ? and will I die from this? This withdrawal is absolutely horrific and it is bringing on more major panic attacks. Please help I am desperate.
Avatar n tn He did get off too quickly and yes these are the kind of withdrawal effects that people have. It will go away,usually in about two weeks, but if not, or terribly distressful, he can go back on a low dose of lexapro every other or every third day until the symptoms go away, then go off of the medication by increasing the interval...every 4th or 5th day with no symptoms, then stop.
Avatar f tn Anyone taking this drug should realize that if it is not working or is causing undesired side effects that are unbearable to handle, be wary about stopping suddenly or a careless weaning off this drug. I felt that my doctor did not forewarn me of the withdrawal effects once I stopped taking this medication.