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Dear Dr Andersen: My endocronologist has decided that I stay status quo - just reducing Ativan. He repeated the thyroid test to be sure it was accurate and asked I return in 2 months to be re-tested. In the meantime, I have another matter to review with you:
My first taper -June 10th , second was 5 days later June 15.
Total reduction is from 2 gr to 1.50 gr.
I see my doctor tomorrw for next .25mg reduction if I agree to begin friday June 22. He leaves it to me.
Q 1-Will my symptoms be similiar or more intense with next reduction?
Q 2- My worse withdrawal symptoms are in the AM - I feel dehydrated and dizzy mainly. Afternoon before 7pm pill some anxiety that I do deep breathing. Still my
pulses remain 2---82 ..mainly in high 60's and 70s.
Would it be better to cut the 7pm or 1am (from .50mg to .25mg) to minimize these morning withdrawal symptoms. My doctor is leaving me the choice.
Here was my last pattern - moderate/severe withdrawl symptoms day 2&3 and moderate 5.
Q3- Tapering once a week by .25mg - is that too severe this week and next week?
Q4- Do you know of how to get 12 and half mg liquid titration so I have even dosages.
I probably will want to slow down at that point and want some piece of mind. Cutting tiny pills leaves huge room for error. Your interest and help is greatly appreciated.