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Carrollton, GA
A 26-year-old male asked:

I need taper plan. 60 1mg pills of ativan left. i've been taking 2.5mg a day for 2 months. is this enough? dr isnt helpful. i don't want a seizure.

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Dr. Alan Wartenberg
A Verified Doctoranswered
Addiction Medicine 51 years experience
Get new doc ASAP: Benzodiazepine withdrawal is not a DIY activity, and you need to be monitored by someone with expertise in tapering them. In general, tapering down by 0.5 mg (1/2 pill) every 5 days is safe until down to 1 mg, then by 0.25 mg (1/4 pill) every 5 days until off. However, breakthrough symptoms like confusion, disorientation, dizziness, lightheadedness may occur. It really SHOULD be monitored.
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