Hi Dr A. Need answr right away. Hopefully BEFORE 7pm tonight ----I have ONE crucial question. First, I cannot thank you enough for your email. HERE ARE THE FACTS: I switched back my 7am oral dosage of LORAZAPEM to pill .25mg I switched back my 1pm oral dosage of LORAZAPEM to pill .25mg My dosage reduction started this friday June 22 at 7pm. It cut my dosage from 1.5mg to 1.25mg Here are the facts you don’t know On Sat (or SUN AM technically )I had the following | FIRST – no sleep SAT NIGHT SUNDAY -total sleep was 3hrs one hour from 8:30 to 9:30am ( after switching back to 1st pill). Then After switching back to pill at 1pm – I slept additional 2 hrs (from 1:30 to 3:30pm) I woke up dehydrated, slightly woozy, mild tremor 114/82 p78. This ofcourse coincides with breakthru withdrawal I have for this time slot. Here is my concern: I know, I had no sleep Sat pm, but thought for a split second sound of water running when it wasn't. Didn't have anything like this after I slept. Please note until NOW I have only 3 hrs of sleep. QUESTION- The 7pm DOSING period - Is it safe to be at the NEW reduced rate of .25mg that I started friday. I know this is a judgement call, and yes I do want to go ahead…but with no additional problems. QUESTION-Was what I experienced 1 of the peak withdrawal time slots for the week? I can safely say now that I am catching up on sleep that changing back to pills was way to go. Plse give me green light to proceed with this weeks reduction or adjust back. I pray this gets to you in time. Prefer hearing medical judgement than just trying to plow ahead. Without you, I wouldn’t be this far…Your dedicated and happy customer. Margo
Confused- do I stick to .25mg reduction as I started this week?
none ofcourse - until maybe next week after we speak.
thanks so much. I will continue with this week as I began and check back
have a great night...will try to rest now.
URGENT --My mother thinks I am still not clearly conveying my thoughts to you because you wrote to wait until tomorrow for next reduction.
On friday 6/22 - I reduced at 7pm from .50mg dosages to .25mg . I kept the 1am at .50mg .
I am asking if I stick to this plan now..
I will have 3 dosages at .25mg and one at .50mg
I want to get thru this week correctly.
I will not to make another reduction until at least next friday.
The question is whether to go back to 2 dosages of .50mg and 2 dosages of .25mg
or stick to this new dosaging of 3 dosages at .25mg and one at .50mg.
You wrote no new reductions until tomorrw. why would I make another reduction this week when I am having trouble now.