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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. Stuart Wasser
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Withdrawal Symptoms (Definition)

Withdrawal symptoms are physical or psychological sx's which can occur when a person ceases to use a substance that they are addicted to. Possible examples might include: nausea, vomiting, anxiety, insomnia, ...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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I have been taking. 5 mg of lorazepam for 2 years. Would stopping such a small amount cause withdrawal symptoms?

Ativan (lorazepam): Although the dose is low, the duration of being on it is long, hence withdrawal is possible. Consult your prescribing doctor for safe gradual taper plan. ...Read more

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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

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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?

Yes: If you are only taking one daily, there may be mild symptoms, more with larger daily amounts. There is risk of seizures or serious problems with abrupt discontinuation with high doses of lorazepam. Consult with your doctor for advice. ...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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Given 2 mgs lorazapam by mistake passed out and feel agitated drugged etc can one high dose cause damage or withdrawal symptoms?

Given 2 mgs lorazapam by mistake passed out and feel agitated drugged etc can one high dose cause damage or withdrawal symptoms?

On its own, no: However, what else was accidently taken along with it. There should be no agitation from lorazepam, rather, just a drugged feeling. There will be no withdrawal unless you have been on it for several months. ...Read more

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What are the symptoms of lorazepam withdrawal and what helps ease the symptoms?

Quite a few.: Sweating, stomach cramps, dizziness, blurred vision, nausea, irritability, insomnia, ringing of the ears and in severe cases, convulsions. There should be a gradual withdrawal, decreasing the medications a little bit at the time with your doctor's help. If you had been on it for a long time on a dose exceeding 3 mg. Daily, it might be best to do the gradual reduction in the hospital. ...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

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What would some symptoms be for in between withdrawal with benzos. Ex. Ativan (lorazepam) which works about 5-6 hours?

Mostly recurrance: The most likely effect is recurrence of anxiety. If you are dependent on it, you could experience muscle aches or twitches, insomnia, agitation, irritibilty. If severe, one can get seizures. If you experience yhese severe symptoms go to er. Otherwise, work with professional to find alternative treatments for anxiety. ...Read more

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Symptoms are tingling quads and headaches. Can it be withdrawal from lorazepam. Took 1 mg twice daily for 6 wks now on. 5 once daily?

Symptoms are tingling quads and headaches. Can it be withdrawal from lorazepam. Took 1 mg twice daily for 6 wks now on. 5 once daily?

Lorazepam monitoring: It is likely that tingling quads and headaches are due to rapid decrease of Lorazepam from 2mg/day to 0.5mg once daily - 75% Decrease. These symptoms can also be due to Stresses of life causing Anxiety. Discuss with Psychiatrist • Severity of Anxiety symptoms for taking Lorazepam • Lorazepam dose needed for symptoms • Therapy for stresses in your life • Breathing Relaxation • MeditationYoga ...Read more

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What is it like to suffer from withdrawal symptoms?

Withdrawal: Sense of discomfort with other physical symptoms depending on the substance u r withdrawing from. ...Read more

Dr. James Hall
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Lorazepam (Definition)

A medication of some versatility, a benzodiazepam of brief duration, that can be employed to stop ongoing seizure activity, can be used to control anxiety, assist as a sleep aide, and employed by a ...Read more