I have been taking 0.5mg of ativan as needed (usually once per day) for the last 3 months. I do skip several days sometimes. Will I need to taper off the Ativan to avoid withdrawal? I am scared of the withdrawal symptoms I have read about. I wish I never took this drug!!!
If you can skip several days without withdrawals you may find you are not in its grip yet. People who take the medication habitually without regard to need are more likely to have problems.
Good luck. :-)
Stephen gave you really good advice.
If stick to the 0.5 mg, the lower dose, at all times. Follow Stephen's advice on slowly skipping your your days.
O.5 mg is a good dose.
If you notice it's not working it means you have become tolerant. If this happens, I'd be more concerned about having to go through withdrawal.
Basically, only take it when you need it.
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