Lorazepam Taper

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My GP has made me taper off lorazepam, reducing 0.5mg everyday

Today wed 19/07/17 3mg

Thursday 20/07/17 2.5mg

Friday 21/07/17 2mg

Saturday 22/07/17 1.5mg

Sunday 23/07/17 1mg

Monday 24/07/17 0.5mg

Tuesday 25/07/17 0mg

Wednesday 26/07/17 0mg

Thursday 27/07/17 0mg

Does this not sound too fast? What should I expect when it coming off this fast? I've been on it since march, will I be really ill?

I suffer with anxiety which comes with severe chronic nausea which can bedridden me.

Obviously today I've taken my 3mg of lorazepam along with my emergency 10mg of diazepam. I don't feel too bad now but initially today felt horrible. Will update you as the week progresses. I hope I don't feel too unwell this week as I really don't feel ill cope . But I'm so excited to be off these medications. To be tablet free.

Im also being challenged to not take any stemitil an anti nausea tablet for 7days as part of facing my emetephobic fears.

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  • Posted

    You can only see how you get on I suppose, if things get really bad contact your GP and do a slower taper. 
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    Just my opinion but that seems really fast.  No experience with Lorazepam but after 20 years on Xanax and Klonopin my doctor has me reducing by .125mg every two weeks.  Keep in mind the dosages are different.  I was taking 3.5mg/daily which is comparable to a higher dose of Lorazepam.  I don't know how long you were on it or your tolerance but do be careful.

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    The way my body would react id taper off weekly instead of daily for sure! Give your body a chance to adapt and if all seems well after a week than cut down again. If you fell apt to it reduce and if not continue another week on the same reduction smile slowly but surely!
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    That is fast. Too fast, I think.

    Ask him for 30 days of your regular dosage and then use that to taper slowly by halves every week or 10 days until you run out. You should be fine by then.

    On a side note, this is why I kept a stash of a months supply of lorazepam...in case I was ever in your position.

    Best wishes,

    Shul

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    That was an ungodly fast tapering. Good thing you can take your emergency valium. I used heroin for three years and compared that w/d with benzos......well it's a joke. I'm not trying to scare you away from the detox. I'm coming of now 25. Mgs myself now. I'm not feeling well butter keeping talking to us helps. Let's do it together. BTW my skin is crawling right now but I'm gonna do it.

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  • Posted

    Down to two a day with no issues! Thinking I might contact my gp tomorrow and change it to reducing 0.5mg every week!

    Does that sound better? Or is that still too fast?

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    Contact me via email k? and let me give you some serious help a lot of people who are on here are serious and then again allot are not. Email me and I will talk and be more encouraging. I'm going through the same as you remember.?....Lets talk privately I live in South East Georgia don't know where you're at but anytime is o.k.. I'm looking forward to hearing from you.

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    Down to 2 a day, reducing to 1 is honestly a struggle. Only done it every other day.
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