How to stop using ativan

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I ve been on ativan for few years now. Any links or info how to stop it completely. I don't think the anxiety is there anymore I am addicted to this horrible med. Help

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  • Posted

    I went off by cutting my dose by a quarter every 2 weeks. The only withdrawals I suffered were headaches everytime I cut the dose.

    Good luck.

  • Posted

    What dose are you taking and how many times a day?
    • Posted

      I take 2 mg twice a day sometimes 3
    • Posted

      I would suggest seeing your GP because you are taking quite a high dose of Ativan for such a long time you will need a proper tapering schedule and careful monitoring as it can be easy to relapse when you feel awful or anxious. The Doc may even switch you to a longer acting med like diazepam.

      I hope you reach your goal.

    • Posted

      I ment to say 1 mg twice a day. I've been taking it for almost 4 years.
    • Posted

      Got to benzo buddies forum....knowledgeable message board.

      You will learn a lot. Slow is better..taper methods.

    • Posted

      Thanks for the info like the site­čśŐ
  • Posted

    Look up "THE ASHTON MANUAL" it will tel you all you need to know!
    • Posted

      I have already started cutting the doze the Ashton manual is very useful.
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    Sure wish I knew about the Ashton manual as my doctor took me off in  4 days and I am worse than ever at 32 months off.

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