Has anyone through lorazepam withdrawals.

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    Molly76posted 2 years ago

    Has anyone through lorazepam withdrawals.

    Hello back in December 2015 I took lorazepam for 19 days and I stop cold turkey not knowing what I was in for. Anyway its been hell I couldn't eat couldn't sleep couldnt walk I thought I was going to die. I was walking around like a zombie. Crying depressed my legs and arms really weak lost weight not trying. I am tired unsteady on my feet brain fog, confused, dizzy,blurred vision,back pain, fear of everything and anything. Couldn't have lights on I couldn't hear loud noises I had anxiety attacks and panic attacks. I scared to go outside. I stop drinking caffeine and eating sugar.

  2. ronbergeron profile image86
    ronbergeronposted 2 years ago

    Why are you asking a bunch of strangers here? You should be talking to your doctor or nurse practitioner.

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      Molly76posted 2 years agoin reply to this

      Because i have asked doctors some maybe and others say its not possible. Thats why im asking here if anyone is going through the samething im going through. Doctors sometimes look at me like im crazy. Everything i mention started after the loraepam.

    2. ronbergeron profile image86
      ronbergeronposted 2 years agoin reply to this

      Wikipedia lists list of the symptoms you mention as possible withdrawal side affects, especially "on abrupt or overly rapid discontinuation of lorazepam". It says stopping medication should be done "via a slow and gradual dose reduction regimen".

  3. manatita44 profile image83
    manatita44posted 2 years ago

    Yes. These are some of what I see and hear from patients taking benzodiazepines. It is always best to withdraw slowly, with help where possible. One should be much better after it is completely stopped but may feel off for even up to two years. Much Peace.

  4. Sandi Kroeger profile image81
    Sandi Kroegerposted 2 years ago

    Lorazepam (also know as Ativan) falls into the "benzodiazpine" family of drugs. Another, more commonly know drug - Valium - also fall into this family of sedatives. This drug is commonly given in hospitals to help reduce anxiety in patients who may need assistance in resting for long enough period to "heal". As a nurse who worked in an Intensive Care Unit for over 15 years, I can say this was a drug ordered regularly by many doctors. For people who have been taking it for more than a couple of days, the reduction of a "benzo" drug is always TAPERED down to prevent the withdrawal symptoms you are talking about. And any reputable nurse or physician would have told you that. However, if you are still complaining of the symptoms after 4 months, it is possible you have something else going on and probably need to have a complete physical to rule out any other physiological issues that may be occurring.

 
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