A 34-year-old female asked:
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have taken 1mg ativan (lorazepam) every day for 7 straight days trying to get anxiety under control. can i stop cold turkey or need to taper? scared of seizures

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Dr. Lynne Weixel
36 years experience Clinical Psychology
You're wise to ask!: It's good to get off Ativan (lorazepam) - your Dr should help you do it safely, but if you need to do it alone, do taper over the next few weeks and watch for symptoms. Here's good info: https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Lorazepam#Withdrawal Best is to work w/ doc who prescribed but I'm glad you'll be off soon. It's a risky drug even if it does help when needed. Best!
Answered on Nov 28, 2017
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