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hI - i WAS PRESCRIBED ATIVAN BUT HAVE BEEN TAKING XANAX AND HYDROCODONE - NOT A LOT - ABOUT 1.5 10MG HYDRODCODONE PER DAY AND ABOUT 1.5 XANAX BARS PER. hOW CAN i DTOX MYSELF USING ATIVAN THAT HAS BEEN PRESCRIBED AND THEN LET MY DOC GET MY OFF OF THOSE? tHANKS!!
Well, I hate to tell you but you can get addicted to Ativan just as the others. I know I'm addicted to Xanax and have been advised not to even try to come off without professional help. I used to take Ativan before the Xanax. I had to take Hydrocodone for awhile due to broken arm but never bothered me when I just quit it. Good Luck. I know how hard it is.
I am tapering using the ashton taper. I was taking 5 mg. xanax every 4 to 5 hours and got on 80 mg of valium and tapered that down to 30 mg. at night. Now i am at 1 10 mg tablet and 3/4 of another. I taper 2.5 mg valium every 2 weeks. I should be done about the end of August. Yes, Ashton taper. I am also tapering from percocet and cutting that by a 5mg a day. I started at 7 10mg tablets and am presently taking 3/4, 1/2, 3/4, 1/2. Tomorrow is all 1/2's. I think i have the numbers right...I'm detoxing.