what is a normal dosage of ativan? 8mg? or would 8mg put me out?
Out like a light!!
"normal", anxiety-fighting doses of Ativan range from .25 to 2mg, depending on the person and their benzo tolorance. 1mg of Ativan is roughly equilivant of 10mg valium, so your assumed dose would be a massive dose for a non-benzo-tolorant person. don't just assume your doses of drugs, it's a good way to end up in the ER (or the morgue).
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buddy 8mg is a little to the extreme i take 1mg 3 times a day..it sounds like you want too be out for awhile be careful,ativan is strong
That sounds like a lot to take in one day. I take .5mg three times a day. But talk to your doctor if you think that it is too much and don't self medicate with this because like someone else said, you would end up in the ER or the morgue.
when most people start taking ativan it is 0.5 mg 3x daily im on 1mg 3x daily right not and it doesnt help i think ativan is useless
I think that .05 is enough to begin with. Then you could slowly increase your dosage if that is not sufficient. I think that many people find this to be enough to send them off to sleep.
It's very important to be prepared for rest when the medication kicks in. Keep your room completly dark, cool and free of distractions. Be in bed, comfortable and ready for sleep.
Well i tried to get off xanax and try ativan 2mg 2 times a day and it doesn't works like xanax. For my own experience xanax is the best medication to treat anxiety. Also i discover by myself that xanax treats the vertigo better than any other medication. I suffer from anxiety and vertigo and xanax 2mg a day is all i need to get true the day. I have tried different medications and nothing works like xanax. And i cant stop talking it if i do probably ill end up in the er. Ill been on it for 20 years and trust me i have tried to stop little by little and it doesn't work i end up taking the xanax. So now i learn how to live with xanax in my life with no worries. So don't worry be happy and take a xanax. Also the generic brand is good to.
I am in Melbourne Australia and I have recently been put straight onto 2.5mg twice daily.
Is this a lot for anxiety?
No not really that much.
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