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I was taking 7 and 1/2mg of Ativan per day with 10mg Doxepin. Was in the hospital for a week on Tegretol and went down very fast to 1 and 1/2mg Ativan. At home I stopped the Tegretol because it made me sick and went back up on Ativan to 4 and 1/2mg per day. I also went back on the Doxepin which has been great. I started reading this website and it has so much support for withdrawal. I plan to stay on the Doxepin because of it's antihistamine and that it helps me to sleep, takes care of my allergies and gives me an appetite. I am starting to get use to this reduction of Ativan and become more stable with not much withdrawal. Then I plan to very slowly taper down another very small dose of Ativan. I am also a born again Christian and could not have done this without the Lord.
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Hi and welcome to BenzoBuddies, miss kim.

 

I tapered off the generic Ativan nearly 3 years ago now so I know it can be done.  I'm so glad you've been able to work out a plan that results in minimal withdrawal symptoms.  Hopefully that will continue throughout  your taper.  Let us know how we can help support you on your journey.

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miss Kim ...Hello and welcome here to BB..Wow I am so glad you are stable with  the dose your on rt now..I think when your ready to taper you will get the best information and support you need :thumbsup:..Jenny
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Hello Miss Kim and welcome to BB! I am glad you are stabalizing on the lower dose of Ativan. What is your taper plan? Most find cutting no more then 10% of their total dose every 1-2 weeks as a guideline works for them. Let us know how we can help, glad you found us.
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  • 2 months later...
Thank you all for the friendly welcomes. I posted a question in the taper plan section titled "Librium." I need help with how I am going to start to taper. This Ativan is one wicked drug. If I knew back then what I know today about it, when the doctor offered it, I would have told him a big NO!!
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