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A 47-year-old female asked:

Taking 0.5mg lorazepam as needed for anxiety & muscle relaxant/pain. how often is too often? if i take it 2 or 3 days in a row is that too much? if i take it a total of 6 times in a month? how do i know when i've used it often enough to need a taper?

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Dr. Clarence Grim
Endocrinology 59 years experience
Lorazepam: This med is not recommended for anxiety any longer because of addiction potential. Discuss with your team.
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Dr. Judith Tellerman
Clinical Psychology 44 years experience
MEDICATION: Best to discuss medication with your Psychiatrist. If uncomfortable with your Dr. consult another for a second opinion. Have a physical exam by a Dr. to determine if you have a physical illness. Consult with a Clinical Psychologist for psychotherapy with ZOOM sessions. Fears and anxiety could be heightened due to the Covid-19 pandemic. Stay safe & hopeful to elevate your immune system.
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Last updated Dec 25, 2020

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