Ativan withdrawal symptoms how long

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Avatar n tn Hi, just wondered if you have some kind of idea when all the withdrawal symptoms from ativan go away.. and is there any kind of help since Ive been off the ativan for 2.5months already and am still going crazy with symptoms.
Avatar f tn I've never heard of Ativan causing those kinds of symptoms. I have been off and on it during different periods of my life, and have never experienced anything like that.
Avatar f tn years ago I was on Ativan for sleep. that stuff is the worst. started having weird problems from it. Paradoxical reaction or rebound anxiety? I dunno... but the more I took, the worse I felt. Pdoc gave me remeron in order to taper slowly off Ativan. it worked and I was benzo clean for 1 1/2 years. Doc and I decided it was time to wean of remeron. weight gain was awful, and since I never had an anxiety disorder before, figured it would be ok. after a slow wean, jumped off remeron at 5mg.
Avatar m tn Is it possible to have any withdrawal symptoms from taking Ativan? I am determined to find something like herbal supplements to help me with the anxiety. Please help me. Thank you.
Avatar n tn t want to have to deal with being on it longer. This leads me to my questions. 1) How long would it take for Ativan to leave my system after taking 1.5mg a day for a month? So far I have missed two doses, my afternoon and night time doses. 2) Was this late night anxiety attack/hot flash just a withdrawal symptom or was it a rush of the Ativan leaving my system (kinda of like alcohol does the morning after a night a heavy drinking)?
Avatar f tn I was using Ativan o.5 mg for a year, and I am experiencing strange symptoms such as horrible pain and pressure in my jaw and buzzing in my ears. I also have anxiety and skin crawling. I have had so many tests done on my body, all coming back normal. Many listed symptoms of Ativan withdrawl, I think this may be due to the Ativan, however, I have used such a small amount, 0.5mg, once a day. I cannot find information how to taper off this small amount?
Avatar f tn s a lot to take in six days is why I ask . As far as withdrawals go it depends on how long you have been abusing and how much so if you can provide that information we will have more to work with .. Good luck ..
Avatar f tn if you go to some place really good (which will be really expensive and probably a long way from wherever you live) psychiatrists who specialize in addiction treatment are more likely to understand the less common cases of severe withdrawal problems and long term withdrawal problems. Your average psychiatrist doesn't know much about this stuff. But you've only been on it for 3 weeks, and that's not a long time, so for you, a safe taper will be fine.
Avatar n tn Thank you for your response. How long were you in the hospital for? I think I'll make an appointment with my doctor to see if he can prescribe something to help with the symptoms, I think that would be cheaper than a hospital stay. I've had 21 surgeries on various parts of my body and now I suffer from chronic pain. I think at this point I would rather deal with the pain than be addicted to pain meds. Thanks again and good luck with your recovery.
Avatar m tn First, the second doctor is a moron. Second, your current doctor is committing malpractice. It sounds like he got busted for pushing an addictive drug on people, probably many of whom didn't need it. But he still has the duty ethically and legally to properly help you to stop taking it or help you find another doctor who hasn't abused his or her drug prescribing privileges.
Avatar f tn They are both very addictive along with every other benzodiazepine(valium,klonopin,ativan, librium,xanax) with xanax the one thing that can make it worse is the fact that if you abruptly stop using it you can have a siezure depening on your dose and how long you've been taking it. But in the end ativan and xanax basically rank about the same in my opinion, but you should really contact your prescribing doctor to get their opinion.
Avatar f tn Hi Ryan, Since you have so much knowledge about benzos, I have some questions. I have been on 1 mg. Ativan, twice a day, for panic and anxiety disorder for a little over a year. I am in therapy as well and I would like to wean off the Ativan soon.
Avatar m tn Ive been taking xanax for two months now. And he wants me to take lorazepam 1mg intead of the xanax. Will I get withdrawal symptoms of the xanax? Thanx....
Avatar n tn ativan is very addictive however//a month is not that long to have wds from it but we r all it is probably the ativan//maybe a combo..but if that is all and only for 30 should not take long to feel u have any prior addictions like to alcohol or narcotics or any other drug?
Avatar f tn Did your doctor taper you off of ativan? How long were you on it? Ativan and Xanax are both fairly short acting benzos and act in much the same way. As long as you are following your doctor's orders, I believe you are doing the right thing as you are switching. Withdrawal symptoms get MUCH better with time. Also, remember, that you are in a heightened state of anxiety right now which is also a major factor in how you feel right now...keep us posted?
Avatar f tn The drawback of benzodiazepines is that not only can they be habit forming but abrupt withdrawal from these medicines after long term treatment can cause life threatening symptoms such as seizures. They are primarily habit forming because most folks build a tolerance to the medication similar to what happens with narcotic pain medications and they need more to get the same initial effect.
Avatar m tn ve been taking lorazepam for a long time (usually ten days or more) there could be withdrawal symptoms after stopping lorazepam. The onset of withdrawal symptoms would usually start on the first day and last for 5- 7 days. Lorazepam is used to treat anxiety, and so by taking lorazepam this may reduce your daytime symptoms of anxiety. Lorazepam also has skeletal muscle relaxing effects, and anticonvulsant effects.
Avatar n tn Thank you for your info. Yes, I've learned a hard, fast lesson and have absolutely no desire to go back to either one. Just want the physical symptoms to end. My asthma is something I've had for years, however it has been gone since my weight loss surgery (lost 120 lbs.) about 1 1/2 years ago. It's not severe but I feel a little restriction when I breathe since quitting the ativan, didn't feel it with the norco withdrawals.
398624 tn?1266269449 Withdrawal is different for everyone, and can be quite long-lasting. If you google protracted withdrawal you'll see some articles from a British psychiatrist who's one of the foremost authorities on benzo withdrawal and protracted withdrawals. Best way to prevent it is to slowly taper down, not stop cold turkey as you did. Hopefully, this will pass. Good luck.