I have been taking 1.5 mg. Lorazapam for 6 months in .50 mg.doses at 4am,8am,& 12noon. My anxiety seems to be minimal now, but since I can't just stop taking it cold, Does anyone have a successful trimming off the drug program that they can share with me?
Hello RE Express. Just curious, you state your anxiety is minimal now, do you think this is because of Lorazapam or life situations causing anxiety have changed? I agree don't stop cold, you risk a seizure. As for coming off, I would taper the doses. You state you take .50 mg at 4, 8, and noon. First I would discuss with my doctor about his/her recommendation for tapering. I am on Xanax and am physically dependent. When I tapered down I cut my doses in half for about two weeks. Then I would skip a mid dose completely. My script was for 4 x's a day. I'm down to 2 doses now. I take half dose in am and full dose at bedtime. I haven't had withdrawals. I still have panic disorder and triggers that will occur making me want to reach for the xanax, but have trained myself to breathe through it and am making it on reduced doses. Still... I am not a dr. nor am I suggesting that you should do what I did. I still think you should discuss with your dr., but what I have read and done, tapering to smaller doses then skipping doses, allows you to get it down and/or off without the horrible withdrawals. Talk to your Dr. and I wish you the best.
hey there, my suggestion would be to first speak with your doctor about tapering off first. But yes don't stop taking it cold. I have done that before and i will be the first to tell you it is not fun nor safe. So my suggestion is ask to be prescribed .25mg pills and start tapering off by cutting your 2nd dose in half . So like this 4am .5mg 8am .25 mg 12pm .5mg. After a few weeks then cut your morning dose in half. 4am .25 8am .25 12pm .5. Then after a few more weeks cut your last dose down. You will then not feel the need to take your middle dose. then you're morning dose... and then you'll be off of them :) (I'm currently doing the same but coming from 3mg daily 5am 9am and 1pm.
so far i have cut my middle dose and I'm about to start cutting my morning dose. It has worked great for me and i think it will work for you as well
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