How long does ativan withdrawal last

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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 f tn Like he said, benzos really aren't an ideal medication for insomnia. For how many days consecutively have you taken the Ativan? If it's only been a few days, then your doc may not recommend a taper. With a dose of 2mg, it may not be a bad idea to do a quick taper, just to avoid any shock to your system, which after only a few days could cause some anxiety and rebound insomnia. Usually, one has to be on a benzo a little longer than that to be at risk for w/ds.
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 m tn plus colonoscopy all clear they say there's nothing wrong with long does w/d last approx. half to three quaters of a mil.
Avatar f tn I have only been back on vic's and oc's for the last 2 possibly they won't last that long??? Does anyone have any inspiring advice for me?
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 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 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.
5220368 tn?1367690445 Congrats on 5 days and being able to feel again! The tears are very healing so let yourself cry. It is okay to do that. We numbed our emotions up for so long and we forget we have them. Try and get outside if the sun is shining. It does wonders for our depression. This will ease up too. You are doing great so keep going!
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 m tn How does a taper work when I suffer from anxiety attacks even in the middle f the night....They make me dull and slow, and I feel like I "need" them which scares me.
Avatar n tn Knowing my already addictive personality, would it be wise to try Ativan? Just how addictive has it been in YOUR experience? Can you sleep at ALL without it (Assuming you've been using it for a couple weeks or more)... Thanks for any advise in advance guys!
Avatar n tn I was just prescribed Ativan last week. I had dramatic good results with it completly eliminating my HIGH ANXIETY. I was to the point of ending it all if I had to jitter through life like that. My shrink told me in no uncertain terms that if I ever came off of it it would have to be a long slow taper.
Avatar m tn Thankyou to everyone that has taken the time to comment,it means a lot to me right now,I'm still here pushing forward,im not feeling 100%,but I sure am excited that if I keep on going,I will have a life where I'm no longer dependant on any substances,tomorrow I have my first appointment with my drug therapist,I'm hoping that he does have some knowledge of benzo withdrawal, If not I'm just gonna find someone who actually does,the clinic where I was,told me my taper was very slow,and when I sugges
Avatar f tn Depends on how much you were taking and for how long...generally the worst is over in 3-4 days. I highly recommend, if you can, see your doctor and ask for clonidine, a blood pressure med that does wonders for withdrawl symptoms and perhaps something for anxiety. I'm on day 11 right now, started on clonodine on day 1 and I never really had a bad time..the med will make you somewhat lethargic and dry mouthed but it does help, as plenty of folks on here will agree.
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 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 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 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.
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.
Avatar m tn Hi chris. Few questions to get a clearer picture. How long were you on the Ativan, and what was your dose? Were you taking it regularly, or on an "as needed" basis? When was the last time you took an Ativan? Lastly...could you explain how you are "allergic" to it? What types of reaction did you have to the medication? Severe drowsiness? Rash? If you can provide some more info, we may be able to better help you. Thanks!
986225 tn?1249038221 I was taking 8-16mg per day (alternating). How long does it take for the Sub to release from your receptors? I believe there is a half life of 36 hours, but does that mean that after 36 hours you start to detox from it? The reason for stopping it is this. I broke my hip back in June and had to have a total hip replacement. The hospital D/C me on Fentanyl 50 mcg/h because my Sub Dr. recommended it.
Avatar f tn I'm very sorry if that last post seemed abrupt. I just don't know how else to say it. You just can't take those two drugs together.
Avatar f tn I called today because I am having withdrawal symptoms and he will not increase the Ativan to what the equivalent was of the Clonazepam. I'm a mess right now and don't know what to do.