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What medication can help with ativan (lorazepam) withdrawal symptoms either inpatient or outpatient?

What medication can help with ativan (lorazepam) withdrawal symptoms either inpatient or outpatient?

See below: Gabapentin, and Depakote are helpful and commonly used. Many docs will use other psych meds like risperdal, seroquel (quetiapine) an d the like but these have lots of side effects. I usually substitute a long acting agent such as Librium or Phenobarbital and lower the dose is a stepwise fashion. ...Read more

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Dr. Jane Steiner
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Ativan (Definition)

Ativan (lorazepam) is a medication used to treat a person with anxiety or anxiety related to depression. Lorazepam is a type of medication called a benzodiazepine. It slows the activity in a person's brain, so he is ...Read more


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16 months off ativan, (lorazepam) severe withdrawal symptoms stiff muscles ,cant walk?

16 months off ativan, (lorazepam) severe withdrawal symptoms stiff muscles ,cant walk?

Something Else: I am sorry but your symptoms cannot possibly or physiologically be related to lorazepam not taken for sixteen months. There is something else wrong with you and I would strongly advise a thorough medical or neurological evaluation at the medical clinic or Neurology office. ...Read more

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Could I have withdrawal symptoms after only taking ativan (lorazepam) for 3 days?

Not likely: It usually takes longer than 3 days to build up a physical dependence to Ativan (lorazepam) and have physical withdrawal symptoms when it is stopped. ...Read more

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Is .5 or 1 mg Ativan (lorazepam) ok for minor alcohol withdrawal symptoms? 8 standard drinks. Last drink at 9pm last night. Overall healthy female

Is .5 or 1 mg Ativan (lorazepam) ok for minor alcohol withdrawal symptoms? 8 standard drinks. Last drink at 9pm last night. Overall healthy female

This class of: medications is used to prevent withdrawal symptoms from alcohol detoxification. However, it is one of the more addicting medications in this class. Detox should be medically supervised, contact a mental health professional. ...Read more

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I take ativan (lorazepam) for an anxiety disorder. I've heard it helps with some opiate withdrawal symptoms. How much should I take to relieve the symptoms?

I take ativan (lorazepam) for an anxiety disorder. I've heard it helps with some opiate withdrawal symptoms. How much should I take to relieve the symptoms?

Need to ask your Dr.: HealthTap is not used for treatment of individual patients, and something like the treatment of an addiction needs to be done through a one on one evaluation with a health care provider who you develop a relationship with. The continuity of care as well as an individual treatment plan will be developed personally for your withdraw symptoms in a well coordinated medical plan. Best wishes. ...Read more

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I have been taking 1mg of Ativan (lorazepam) for 7 weeks for anxiety. I also have had trouble sleeping. How can I taper off safely without withdrawal symptoms. Th?

I have been taking 1mg of Ativan (lorazepam) for 7 weeks for anxiety. I also have had trouble sleeping. How can I taper off safely without withdrawal symptoms. Th?

Ativan (lorazepam): if taken once a day should be producing some withdrawal symptoms already ( it's a relatively short acting med) after 7 weeks. I would recommend splitting the dose in half and taking twice a day for a week then half the dose again for another week. Have the insomnia looked into in the meantime ( cause? ) consider video consult with a neuropsychiatrist ( www. Healthtap.com/ drericweisman ) ...Read more

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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

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

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. ...Read more

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How to know the difference between Hashimotos symptoms or ativan (lorazepam) withdrawal?

Cont Ativan (lorazepam) for now: I certainly would not recommend coming off of Ativan (lorazepam) until the Hashimoto's is stabilized, i.e. exclude one variable at at time. I would continue/hold the Ativan (lorazepam) dose constant, thereby removing possibility that symptoms are due to Ativan (lorazepam)/benzo withdrawal. Once the Hashimoto's is controlled/treated, then can start slow taper off Ativan (lorazepam), reducing dose by 10-20% weekly or biweekly. ...Read more

Dr. Stuart Wasser
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Withdrawal Symptoms (Definition)

Withdrawal symptoms is a set of predictable symptoms that occur upon discontinuation of an addictive substance after regular ...Read more