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Old 09-13-2012, 09:40 AM   #1
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help tapering off Ativan

I need advice (tried and true) to help me taper off Ativan 6 mg daily. I have a good support system at home but am very nervous about attempting this. I have been taking this anti-anxiety drug for many year. Advice please.

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Re: help tapering off Ativan

I hope someone with mire experience with this drug answers... But please know some of the anti anxiety drugs must be tapered very slowly due to seizure risk. I'm not sure if that applies to your med... but please check before you start. You can search the board also for similar questions as I'm sure it's been asked before... and taper suggestions have been posted.
The board has been pretty slow lately, but I hope you get your answer and have a safe taper.

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Old 09-16-2012, 05:15 AM   #3
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Re: help tapering off Ativan

thanks Wendy very kind of you, I will take note and do it very slowly no matter what!

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Re: help tapering off Ativan

You might want to check out 'Ashton Withdrawal' Dr Ashton from England has specialized in safe and slow withdrawal from all benzodiazapines. You will find a wealth of useful information. Best of luck !

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Re: help tapering off Ativan

I had major anxiety and addiction issues, I went into a detox program to seek help. I was taking Xanax for anxiety and had a hard time tritating off of it, I left the detox program due to over medication, addicted to Librium. Xanax is similar to Ativan it's hard to get off of. I went to a doctor who had me read a book called "The End Of My Addiction" by Olivier Ameisen MD, I suggest that you order, borrow, read it. It opened my eyes, I was self medicating due to anxiety, my doctor prescribed me Baclofen it's an amazing drug. I have nothing to do with the publishing, distribution or sale of this book, all I know is that I am now clean and sober after struggling for 20 plus years.

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