Lorazapam & strenght of mg taken with Venafaxine.

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I have been taking venlafaxine with 1 1/2mg of Lorazapam for the past 6 weeks. I'm concerned about the Lorazapam as all literature that I have read says that 2-4 weeks maximum on this drug. I have had several periods of depression over the years and have always managed to come off anti depressants when I was well.  This is the 1st time that I have taken Lorazapam routinely , ,because the. anxiety was so overwhelming and I lost a lot of weight.

I'm hoping that when the depression lifts my need for Lorazapam will also go. Has anyone had a similar concern ?

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    I was on lorazepam for a year or so. Did the trick, but dosage kept gettint stroner to work. Finally decided to wean off. Took four months....slowly so no problem.

    This drug will grab you quickly. Even after a few weeks, I would taper down, June. No big deal.

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    Lorazepam really helps but is very addictive. It took me a determined effort to get off it. I was on 2mg and it eventually lost its effectiveness. You have to come off slowly else you won't sleep at all. Good luck with it

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    Honey, you've been on lorazepam long enough to be addicted, I'm afraid.

    When your depression lifts, you'll need to taper SLOWLY off the lorazepam.

    Post here again when you reach that point. I was on all the benzos for forty years and I know how hard it is to come off them and how imporrtant it is to do it correctly.

    Right now, concentrate on the depression, ok?

    We'll be here to help you every step of the way when you're ready to come off lorazepam, I promise. Don't be worrying about it - if done properly it isn't difficult.

    Love Tess xxx

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