what is a normal dosage of ativan? 8mg? or would 8mg put me out?
"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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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.
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