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Ativan/prozac Withdrawl

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Posted 14 May 2007 - 11:05 AM

I have been taking .5 mg tablet of ativan at night to help me sleep for about a year. I want to quit takng them, and last night i skipped the dose and had a horrible time trying to sleep (racing mind). What is a good way to come off the small dose i am taking? Anything i could take to help me sleep and relax? I am also weaning offof 10mg of prozac that i was taking for the past 3 months. Any advice on how to minimize discomfort while coming off of these?
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Posted 14 May 2007 - 12:38 PM

It may not be wise to try weaning yourself off two addictive meds at the same time. I think the Prozac should go first, and the sleep aid when you have beat the Prozac addiction. Because the Ativan will help you sleep when you are withdrawing from the Prozac.

Take it very slow, or you will have awful withdrawal symptoms. Buy a pill cutter if you don't already have one, and eliminate something like 1/4 of a pill a week. I wouldn't dare go faster than that.
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Posted 28 May 2009 - 06:21 AM

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Posted 29 May 2009 - 12:59 PM

Dr. Carolyn Dean wrote about Ativan and magnesium defiency on her blog today. You can read the short piece on her website. Magnesium will help you as you withdraw and going forward.
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Posted 02 August 2009 - 08:01 AM

Wish I had seen this post earlier but here goes. 20 plus years ago, I was having some problems with anxiety and my Doc prescribed ativan, a fairly new drug. I specifically asked him if they were addictive because I wouldn't take anything like that, and he assured me that they were not, so I started taking them. I took them for about a year as prescribed. Then one day I thaught I don't really need these anymore, so I stopped taking them. Within 24 hours, I was convulsive and felt like I was going to die. I asked my husband to call the pharmisist ( not the Doc), and he told him to give me a drink and get a refill asap. So, I was back on an addictive drug. I knew I needed help, so I checked into a rehab facility. But, I was so addicted, that I snuck in some ativan "just in case". After a week of this, I knew I was lieing to myself and to them. So I left. It took about 3 months of gradually and slowly reducing the dose, but I finally got off them. And people wonder why I don't trust Docs!

The above advice is good. Start with the prozac , and then slowly wean yourself off the ativan and buy yourself a PDR. Hope you succeed. Keep us posted.
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