Withdrawal from Ativan needs to be methodical and gradual. Click the links
on the right side of this page to read How to Get Off Psychoactive Drugs
Safely. Ativan withdrawal can be accomplished.
Ativan withdrawal is accomplished by using a pre-taper method for the first
week or two and then, after you feel very well again and stable, gradually
reducing the Ativan. The Road Back program does not suggest you switch to a
different medication, such as valium, and then taper off the Valium.
You were probably prescribed Ativan for anxiety, however, as you now know
the Ativan withdrawal side effect is also anxiety. Many people become confused about
this anxiety; is it a return of the old anxiety or is the anxiety part of
Ativan withdrawal. One way to tell; if the anxiety started after you reduced
the anxiety, it is probably Ativan withdrawal. If you developed anxiety
again before reducing the Ativan, it can be due to tolerance and the current
Ativan dosage simply does not work any longer or the anxiety can just be a
common side effect of taking the Ativan.
The key to getting off Ativan is to do a few things before you even start
reducing the Ativan in order to lower the odds of Ativan withdrawal. Slow
and steady will win the race with Ativan withdrawal.
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We recommend 3 supplements to help with Ativan withdrawal; Relax Day, Relax
Night and the JNK supplement. These 3 supplements are formulated to help
with daytime anxiety, sleep and any type of nervousness.
The Road Back does not
How to Take the Supplements
JNK Capsules - Take 3 capsules when you first wake up in
the morning. If you take Ativan first thing in the morning, take it as
normal, wait 1 hour and then take the JNK capsules.
Relax Day - Take 1 teaspoon 2 hours after you take the JNK
capsules. Take an additional teaspoon of Relax Day every 2 to 4 hours
throughout the day or as needed.
Relax Night - Take 1 teaspoon 15-minutes before bedtime.
You you wake in the morning groggy, reduce to 1/2 teaspoon.
The supplements are available in most
countries. Click here
for locations and where to find.
Ativan info from National Institutes of Health
To search the FDA web site for Ativan