Need information about Ativan

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I am taking.usually having to take. .5 MG of Ativan 2 times a day on rare occasions I have taken 3 times or even just 1.

I am taking 20mg of Citalopram and am on my 6th week so I am beginning to benefit from it at this time.

Does anyone think I am taking too much Ativan, I am trying to gut it out, but fighting off anxiety gets exhausting and that is,when I take the Ativan.

Thanks for any information

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    That sounds like the general prescription for Ativan, I'm prescribed .5 twice daily as needed. I haven't taken any yet t though. I would say that if that is what your doctor prescribed then it is fine, just make sure to not stop using them abruptly to avoid any withdrawal symptoms.

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    I have taken Lorazepam which is same as Ativan. I took 1 to 11/2 a day for quite awhile and it was very helpful. If you take it every day, at some point when you are better and come off it, you will need to wean slowly. I did it myself when dose got up to 2.1/4 a day. Took me 3 months, but it wasn't bad. i don't know about the other drug. If Ativan helps, especially while finding other helpful things like how to eat right and not aggravate the condition with the wrong foods, why not use it. Check with your doctor if still not sure. You'll be okay. Stay with this forum, lots of helpful and caring , knowledgeable people.smile

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    Im supposed to take .5 to 1mg twice daily as needed , i usually only take half of the .5 just to take the edge off , and more if i need it .
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