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Lorazepam Withdrawal Symptoms
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 moreSee 2 more doctor answers
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 moreSee 1 more doctor answer
I have been taking .5 mg of lorazepam for 2 years. Would stopping such a small amount cause withdrawal symptoms?
I've been on lorazepam for 21 years. 1 mg 3times daily. How can I get off of it safely. I'm terrified of withdrawal symptoms. ?
Yes obtain help: You are taking the equivalent of 30mg of diazepam a day. It is important that you get help with getting off of the the lorazepam. Normally it is a psychiatrist or addiction specialist that would know best how to help you. In any event, it is dangerous and not recommended for you to try to do so on your own. It is challenging even with good help. ...Read more
I have been taking .5 mg of lorazepam daily for 2 years. Is it possible that by discontinuing this amount i could experience withdrawal symptoms?
Can you suffer withdrawal symptoms from only two doses of .5mg Lorazepam taken 24/hours apart? I took one Tuesday night and the other Wednesday night.
I got really sick after discontinuing ativan (lorazepam). I only took 5 .5 mg pills in two weeks and got many withdrawal symptoms. Is a withdrawal possible?
I have taken 1 mg of lorazepam as a sleep aid for the past 6 years. Will I have withdrawal symptoms if i quit taking it? I only use it for sleep.
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
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