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help! started today tapering off ativan (lorazepam) + lortab feel like i can't breath like some1 sitting on my chest. had the mil$$ cardiac workup so not cardiac. it it withdrawal symptoms? how long will it last

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Dr. Alan Wartenberg
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Don't do it by self: Tapering off Lorazepam and hydrocodone, especially at the same time, requires someone with expertise to guide you as to how to do it. There is an old saying - the person who is their own doctor has a fool for a patient. Find an expert in addiction medicine (www.Asam.Org or www.Aaap.Org) who can help guide you in doing it right, not relapsing, and finding alternatives to treat pain/anxiety.
Answered on May 31, 2015

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