I've been taking lorazepam off and on for almost ten years, but not very often--usually. I was told to take them "as needed" for panic attacks.
When I started, even though the pill is 1mg, I would take a quarter of a pill ten years ago, sublingual, to prevent a migraine (stress related) from starting and this worked well. I would take a half or whole mg if I had a full blown panic attack.
I have previously gone probably six months, maybe more, without need one. This year, I started a very stressful job and I took .5 or 1 mg almost every night for a couple weeks in mid-February. I didn't think about tapering or anything, but have been taking 1mg a few times a week since March. I haven't been tracking my doses.
I've had more panic attacks and keep going to the ER. I have several serious heart conditions that make it hard to figure out what is causing what.
I had 1 mg a few days ago and none since. I can sleep fine but I have noticed more irritability and depression, but I may have low iron as I suffer from that. I am making an appt to see my doctor to get my levels checked.
Obviously, I will ask about the lorazepam issue but wanted your thoughts here from people who've been through this.