3 doctors weighed in:

Hopeless at coming off of ativan (lorazepam). Was on 1mgx3 a day tapered down to .5x2 a day ended up in ER with withdrawal/anxiety attack. Is there a easier way?

3 doctors weighed in
Dr. Pamela Pappas
Psychiatry
2 doctors agree

In brief: Challenging

Tapering benzodiazepines can be challenging, especially if the anxiety problem you have is still active.
I don't know if you're working with a psychiatrist or psychologist on your anxiety itself, or have been receiving Ativan (lorazepam) from your family doctor. There are helpful psychotherapies for anxiety and panic, and you may want to consider these before tapering your Ativan (lorazepam) further.

In brief: Challenging

Tapering benzodiazepines can be challenging, especially if the anxiety problem you have is still active.
I don't know if you're working with a psychiatrist or psychologist on your anxiety itself, or have been receiving Ativan (lorazepam) from your family doctor. There are helpful psychotherapies for anxiety and panic, and you may want to consider these before tapering your Ativan (lorazepam) further.
Thank
Get help from a real doctor now
Dr. Eric Weisman
Board Certified, Neurology
35 years in practice
9M people helped
Continue
100,000 doctors available