How long do ativan withdrawal symptoms last

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Avatar f tn The notion of drugs staying in your body has nothing to do at all with withdrawal problems when you stop -- it's the effect on the brain and the brain needing to readjust to acting naturally again that's the problem. The fact that some place on the web states that Ativan is for short term use only doesn't mean doctors prescribe it that way -- there are people on it for years.
Avatar m tn So, now she is off the butalbital - cold turkey and says the withdrawal is hell. Does anyone know how long the withdrawal lasts? Any help would be greatly appreciated.
Avatar n tn I only took ativan once last night for the first time ( 1mg). can you have withdrawll symptoms after just one dose?
Avatar f tn I agree with you Rich but it's done now. Unfortunately, not a lot of info was given on the Ativan. Ativan should never be stopped cold turkey. Seizure risk is huge and the withdrawal is terribly unpleasant. When you say you took it for "a few weeks", how long is that? Two? It would be a shame to go back on it now but you should speak to the prescribing doctor.
Avatar m tn My question is, did you taper? Also, exactly how long did your withdrawal symptoms last? I feel like this is lasting forever!! I know that it will get better and I will normal again I would just like to know when?? I will fight this demon, I will keep strong.
Avatar n tn how long do these withdrawals last if I'm on day 14 and was throwing up today and still feel all those symptons they say happens to you? i stopped cold turkey and i just want to know when all the pain will go away.
233616 tn?1312790796 Having kicked cigs and coffee, how hard could kicking one little pill be? Well I found out how hard in the last 8 wks. First I cut the dose in half, and that went ok, except for some spacey yukky moments. So after a month I cut it again in half and all heck broke loose. It started with foot and leg pain so deep I thought it might be deep vein thrombosis... I returned to half dose, and symptoms subsided. But after a couple weeks I began having chest muscle cramps on my heart side.
Avatar m tn Maybe some ativan and a more understanding DR? how do i know when I am not going to be any better and I should resign myself to long term pain management therapy. Meds and such. Is 12.5 mcg fentynal comparable to 2 norcos a day? that seems pretty low. is that correct? How do i get the DR to prescribe a benzo like described above? He seems in sensitive to the mind hormonal stresses that go along with all this ****. I suggested Ultram today, he said that is drug seeking behavior!
Avatar m tn How long does Effexor XR withdrawal last? I understand the time frame will be different for everyone, but I'm assuming there is a general window that most people fall into? A few weeks? Months?? Some background: I've only been on anti-depressants for four months. I was first put on Zoloft while I was inpatient for an eating disorder, but it didn't seem to do anything. Two months ago I was switched to Effexor 150mg/day, as well as Neurontin 900mg/day.
Avatar n tn 5 mg in the morning and at night i dont want to take these anymore so i decided to go cold turkey here i am on day two and i feel like crap no vomiting but i am nausus i get lightheaded i should have never started taking these i hate it sometimes im not sure if it is withdrawls or if it is actually anxiety ive delt with anxiety my whole life and never took pills and the stories i am reading are scaring me even more does any one know how long these symptoms last hopefully no more than a week caus
Avatar n tn for any CII script filled, so the most you could fill at one time was 100 tablets, capsules, patches, etc., but no restriction on how long that had to last - you could fill one every day if the situation required it. The question of upper dose is nearly always up to the judgement of the prescriber. There are often administrative limits by insurance or whoever is paying (e.g., Medicare), though those most often are aimed at controlling costs more than they are concerned with therapeutic value.
Avatar n tn Sudden cessation of alcohol after drinking that much can be, and very frequently is, fatal. You really should taper down by, say, a couple of ounces a day. I hope you read this before you do real damage to yourself.
Avatar f tn gave me sleeping pills, and ativan for the anxiety while I was in withdrawal. But I am ok now, and don't need them.
Avatar f tn Hang in there. How long have you been off of ativan? Withdrawal symptosm can wax and wayne for a while. I was fine after 6 months. And it really wasnt that bad. I had my moments of days feeling cruddy, to weeks feeling great, then as time went on I just felt great all the time, and no anxiety or weird symptoms. You can totally do it. Now if I ever go through a bad anxiety spell, I just see a psychologist who does NOT prescribe meds, and he helps me get through it.
Avatar n tn I was told that I would not have seizures at that low a dosage but would experience withdrawal symptoms. I have been having some serious anxiety and horrible cravings. I am taking Ativan 0.5 milligrams twice daily as needed. I really don't know if this is the best thing for me especially after reading yesterday's post about Ativan. Just wondering if you might have any advice for me as it sounds like we enjoy the same drug. Alot of people think it's non-addictive.
Avatar n tn It seems like I'm not the only one to have this side effect of bad withdrawal symptoms, but I couldn't believe how HORRIBLE my dreams were last night. Very upsetting, disturbing and very vivid.
Avatar n tn You guys are nice. I totally admit my depression, I'm well aware of that. I may have some deep problems, but I actually can't think of any besides the fact that my life requires me to be supreme caretaker to 5 people (including DH and my Mom). Along with working full time at a high paying job. People say to me all the time "how do you do it" I always answer secretly - with my pills. My only question - and I'll believe you guys.
Avatar m tn It's hard to say how long your symptoms of RLS and insomnia will last. I have good nights and bad nights at 40 days...But it gets better every day and the key is patience. The important thing is: You've been through the worst part of Hell and you are on your way back! Be proud of yourself...Be gentle with yourself...Keep doing all the good things that you are doing to make each moment the best it can be....And just take it one moment at a time.....The first week is the hardest...
Avatar n tn Is taking 1mg of xanex to help she didn't know she was in trouble, how long would you expect the withdrawral to last would the aleve help.
Avatar m tn I still can't believe I went to the gym. Hot shower here I come. Does anyone know how long the worst of the physical symptoms last. I was on 50-90 mg of oxycodone a day, 25 mg oxycodone and 400 mg of nucynta ER my last day of taking pills. I took two days worth of suboxone and very minimal amounts with a lesser amount the second day. Just wondering how much longer I'll feel this way?
Avatar n tn How long you feel bad and how bad you feel will likely depend on your level of use prior to quitting. If you went from your highest use to zero it will be worse and longer than if you tapered down to minimal use. Even if it's bad, you should only feel like pure hell for 3 or 4 days and that's really no more than a bad case of the flu. For me, the worst part was the Restless Leg Syndrome (aka RLS) and the general feeling of wanting to crawl out of your skin.