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Hi, because of having side effects starting Antidepressants the doctor gave me Lorazepam in January. Now I'm getting off Lorazepam while still on Mirtazapine (low dose that doesn't really help much) might try Fluoxetine or try to get off all the drugs.


• I need Information and taper advice

• I'm on Lorazepam

• Started on 0.5 mg 18 of january reduced down to 0.325 mg over some weeks (don´t remember exactly when I started)

• Started tapering reducing 10 % every 2nd weeks at 0.325 mg 18 of april

• At the moment I'm taking 0.167 mg (21 june) I take the most part of the dose 2/3 in the morning and the other 1/3 part in the afternoon/evening (because I'm on Mirtazepine as well)

• I use the titration method with water and dilute a 1 mg pill into 12 ml of water. I've been keeping the solution in a glass jar with lid in the fridge for 5-6 days and it seems to have worked well for me (today I froze half of the dose)

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Hello ihatebenzo, and welcome to the forum! It sounds like your taper is going well so far.


You'll find plenty of information and support here.  Our members have gone through all aspects of withdrawal, and you're likely to see  people who understand what you're going through and can tell you what has worked for them.  For those who are currently tapering, we suggest reducing no faster than 5-10% every 10-14 days.  One exception: very short-term users of a few weeks or less may be able to taper faster than that.


Here are a few links you may find useful:


Withdrawal Support Board


The Ashton Manual is an authoritative source on what to expect in withdrawal and recovery.  Dr. Ashton is an expert in the field.  She describes and explains withdrawal symptoms in Chapter III, and there is also a section with withdrawal/taper schedules.


Please take the time to Create a Signature.  This will allow others to see where you are in the process so they can better support you.


Again, welcome!





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