A 67-year-old female asked:
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i have been taking .5 ativan (lorazepam) twice a day for 3 weeks for anxiety as prescribed by my m.d. if i quit cold turkey will i have any withdrawal problems?

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Dr. Robert Killian
27 years experience General Practice
Stopping Benzos: Maybe. But, you do not have much of a history. But, there is no danger given your story for stopping abruptly.
Answered on Apr 7, 2013
Dr. Thomas Namey
47 years experience Rheumatology
You will have it!: Withdrawal sx would be somewhat dependent on the time you have been taking the ativan (lorazepam). Your med bio says you've been on it three weeks, so i would cut back to 1/2 twice daily, 1/2 once daily, and stop.
Answered on Dec 10, 2013
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