Somebody can help. I ran out of my ativan that I've been taking on a regular basis for 6 yrs. My new script is due to be picked up this upcoming Thursday. Anyways, I was having severe anxiety after about 15 hrs after my last ativan dose. So I try to call my doctor, Holiday weekend, no luck. So I break down and go to the ER. The doc there gave me Valium enough to last till I get my ativan Thursday. I was so shocked. I said are you sure this will help me after being on Ativan. He assured me it would. Has anyone else done this? Switch to a different benzo for a couple days with no problems? Thanks. Sorry this is a short novel.
I hope in your state everything isn't all connected bc you can get into big trouble for going to the hospital. As long as you have any benzo in your system you won't withdrawal and have a seizure. That's why it's super important you take your meds correctly. This is why it's so hard for the rest of us to get treated properly. Benzos are the only thing I can take without wanting to kill myself like the other drugs do. The more people abuse them the harder it's for everyone who takes these meds. I've seen my doctor cut someone off who took 2mg 4x of Xanax a day and then she got kicked out bc she ran out early. They don't wean you off and you end up having a seizure or buying it off the street. I'm not close to that dosage but I've had a seizure and nurses/doctors are not nice when they found out it was from not taking my meds.
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