I stopped taking ativan after taking it for 10 years every day. I experienced NO withdrawal symptos

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I stopped taking Ativan after being on it for 10 years taking .5 milligrams a day I had no withdrawal symptoms whatsoever I'm going on my second week it doesn't have to be the nightmare that everybody talks about

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    Ativan is a Benzo right? I take alpraezolam daily. Even though you were on a fairly small dose,it was an extended period of time. I know 0.5 is not the largest dose,but people are affected differently by Benzos. Anyone on it for an extended period of time if I am correct is NEVER advised to stop cold turkey. For some it can be very dangereous. You are lucky. Xx
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    Oh, you have no idea how fortunate you are!!!!! I have never, not even once, heard of this. I just called my sister-in-law, who has been a nurse for 35 years. She said she has never heard of this either.

    It took me four months to taper off atavan...with few ill effects. Please don't tell others to go cold turkey...especially if they are dealing with anxiety already.

    I came off another drug cold turkey that should have been tapered. That is what sent me to the Urgent Care Unit and I was diagnosed with anxiety from the cold turkey drop. I may be dealing with this for the rest of my life. If I were as lucky as you, I think I might head for Vegas.lol

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      I tapered off it took me about two and a half weeks the first week I take it off from .5 milligrams 2.25 the second week I took just a tiny crumb it was even less than that and then finally I just didn't take any I'm pretty Amazed by how well it went I hope that you have an experience like that as well I only for one hour experienced on the fourth day about 1 hour of feeling a little nauseous and then it passed what I did was I ate dark chocolate and kind of comfort foods that kept my serotonin level feeling like I was being rewarded or happy

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    This makes no sense at all. Not on the drug, not on the dosage and not on the length of time. 
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