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... ded for panic attacks or anxiety. It worked but I have been taking it only when I feel a panic attack coming on. Lately I have told my psychiatrist that I prefer to taper off Ativan. The reason is I don't like taking drugs unless I really absolutely must. The Ativan is addictive. I have recently tried to taper to . ... (1 replies)
... Nice to mech'ya. We're in the same boat. This will be a bit long as it is everything I have learned about tapering. ... (4 replies)
... I tapered off Xanax... a benzo like Ativan, but stronger. I tapered long and slow which is the way to come off a benzo. It is dangerous, very dangerous, to not go slow coming off a benzo. Too fast and hard can easily lead to seizures. I took months.. at least six.. coming off three .5 mg tabs per day. ... (19 replies)

... Okay first off NO, it won't be fatal, you may feel like you want to die, but you won't. The rebound sleep issues are normal, you have to "retrain" your body how to sleep normally without the meds. No TV or any other stimulant in your room, no lights. Get a sound or white noise machine... ... (11 replies)
... Hi there, I used to be on Ativan which is just as bad as what you are on and I did a taper as well.. I did it over a months time and it worked... quitting cold turkey is not good... you really feel like crap.. I had these horrid "brain zaps". ... (19 replies)
... I know nothing of the drug you wrote about as a way off of ativan. How did you learn of this treatment? ... (2 replies)
Question on ativan
Feb 23, 2007
... I can't answer your question, but I can share a bit of my story with you if it helps. I am almost done with the world's longest taper from Oxycodone. Long story, so I will just share what I think is pertinent to your question. ... (4 replies)
... Benzos are not all created equal either, as some such as Ativan and Klonopin are more potent, targeting more receptors than let's say, the weakest which is Valium. ... (33 replies)
... WAY TO GO! You have come so far and have SO much to be proud of. ... (15 replies)
... zoiegrace thank you for the reply. that means a lot. I appologize for taking so long to respond. Today is the big day, first day not taking any Vicodin. ... (12 replies)
... I am so glad that you are becoming proactive in dealing with this. Those trips to the ER are leading you to work with a primary care doctor and, in my opinion, this is such a great way to go. ... (19 replies)
Here's my plan!
Jul 9, 2008
... time Rx opiate junkie who has had many opportunities to develop a way to detox. ... (7 replies)
Detox Cocktail??
Aug 26, 2003
... time Rx opiate junkie who has had many opportunities to develop a way to detox. ... (12 replies)
Detox Cocktail??
Aug 26, 2003
... time Rx opiate junkie who has had many opportunities to develop a way to detox. ... (12 replies)
Mar 16, 2008
... have been taking vicoprofen for about 2 years now. Addiction runs in the family on my moms side, and I have fought addiction once before in my life when I was 19 to 22. Not with pain medicine though, other things but I am addicted to the pain meds. ... (0 replies)
... Glad to hear you are still fighting fit! ... (25 replies)
... Yes, I do hesitate to post how long it took me just to get decent sleep and that I still am not back to the way I slept before the drugs, because I don't want to upset or scare anyone into giving up. ... (128 replies)
... Well its no secret that I am having a difficult time psychologiacally with my latest withdrawal. My mindset in past years is awful and I know its attributing to my failures. ... (10 replies)
Lorazepam addict
Dec 28, 2005
... That's not my DOC, but it was many years ago. And the thing I can tell you is look at how much you're taking and figure a good taper plan. Make it one you can live with and if you can, get someone to dole out your pills, keeping maybe half or one pill in case you panic. ... (4 replies)
... What a rotten position to find yourself in. I am so sorry you are experiencing such pain and you are so young to be travelling down this awful drugs road. Please, please take action now if you can. ... (10 replies)

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