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Hi ladies, me again....y'all have been so supportive that I thought I'd post this discussion here in the hopes that someone could offer me some comfort or wisdom (although I know that most of you are going through this without the aid of medication)....my GP prescribed 0.5mg of lorazepam (Ativan) for me to take on an as-needed basis (up to twice a day) to help manage the physical symptoms of anxiety that I've been feeling daily for months now (shakiness/internal trembling, racing heart, perceived muscle weakness, headache, blurryish vision, etc)....since August 8, I've taken it six times for a total of 1.25mg over the nineteen days (I only take 0.25mg at a time, and don't take it every day)....I last took it on Saturday (August 23) evening (0.25mg). I'm feeling very jittery and anxious today....is it possible that I'm feeling withdrawl symptoms? It feels like my "normal" anxiety symptoms, but I spent some time consulting Dr Google this morning (bad, I know, but I couldn't help myself), and now I'm terrified that I'm going to have violent withdrawl symptoms, even though this seems like a very small dose for a very short time.
I should add that I took this same medication last year for a longer period of time, and had no issues when I stopped taking it last November....or could what I'm feeling now be some sort of wacky delayed withdrawl? Stupid Google has me worked into a right frenzy over this....what to do?
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