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Stopping Lorazepam
Oct 7, 2008
Hi, I was put on 2 x .5mg daily of Lorazepam because I experienced awful anxiety from a different medication (Metoprolol). Last week I was weaned off the Metoprolol and now I don't feel I need the Lorazepam anymore. Since I've only been on Lorazepam for about 11 days is it ok to stop it cold turkey or should I wean myself off this. If so, what is a suggested weaning program?

Thank you!
If you wanted to just cut down to 1 .5 mg for a few days then quit then you should be fine. I have been on it for almost 2 years i take .5 once a day and i can go weeks without it and im fine.
Ok, I think I will give that a try. I don't need to take the lorazepam at night to sleep...I sleep just fine without I guess I will cut that one out and see how it goes. Worse comes to worse I'll keep them by the bed and if I need one I can take one. I just want to get off this asap because I see so many people have withdrawals when they try stopping after being on it a long time. I didn't know how long you have to take it before your body becomes dependant on it.

Thank you!
Your very welcome. Everyone is different when it comes to these medications. Like i said i take .5 once a day, usually at bedtime and i have been for about 2 years and i can miss a few nights or so and i do not notice any effects of not taking it. Good luck with this and just wean yourself a little at a time and see how you feel.

Well, I tried to go without it last night and half way through the night woke up with major electric feelings through my I broke down and took one. Guess I will have to maybe cut down to 0.25mg per night and see how that works??

Ya i would just cut it in half and start. If you would not have had any issues then i would say just keep not taking it at night but since you did i would do it slower.

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