I wake up every morning and take 5mg Ativan 1mg used to be enough for me and over the course of 6 years it's gotten bad so I take about 10 to 15 mg of Ativan a day because I get a 60 supply but I'm scared and I end up running out in 5 days in & my heart really really wants to let this go I would have never started taking it if I knew side effects would be this bad they almost made me feel like I was going schizo. I got no sleep for 13 days .. I stayed in my room for a week..I couldn't hold a conversation.. I got bad thoughts like a crazy person. Never have I ever felt these horrible withdrawals. I guess..
This life is not what I could have ever imagined for myself a 27 yr old can't keep a job can't and my family notices. Anyone else with success stories after years w this hell of a drug. Any crazy natural remedy or alternative.
For that heavy dose, you MUST TAPER VERY SLOWLY! Don’t go down more than 10% a month. Will take you 10 months and expect two years of recovery after you stopped. Also ZERO alcohol during this time. It works like a benzo and you will not detox the drug while drinking.
I am sorry you are going through this. Your question is rhetorical as it is apparent you are aware of the consequences of taking too much Ativan. You have become habituated to Ativan and have built up a large tolerance. Despite the seemingly lower anti-anxiety properties, due to your high tolerance, the large daily dose is having adverse effects in a number of areas. It is important that you find a Doctor or a program that allows you to wean off Ativan through the substitution of other medications as well as cognitive approaches. There are many clinics and rehab centers that specialize in recovery from benzodiazapine addiction. I suggest you reach out to someone you know and trust to help find a facility near you. Or maybe others will weigh in with advice based on where you live.
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