Dr_Anderson : Greetings! Let me answer each question in turn, but before I do I think the running water experience youj had was more a function of being sleepless and "punch drunk" than due to withdrawal (although the withdrawal is what has led to the poor sleep). (1) I think that the new dose schedule is fine. The key is to keep the dosing intervals and doses as even as possible. Keepin in mind Ativan has a 6-8 hour life span, so if doing the dose 4 times a day, with 1. 25 mg total daily, each dose should be 0.25 mg with one of them being 0.5 mg instead. (2) It sounds like this was the peak, and you are on the down slope, but I'd wait until tomorrow to execute the next reduction to be on the safe side. If you feel the same or better, then proceeding with the next decrease is the way to go.
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Confused- do I stick to .25mg reduction as I started this week?
Dr_Anderson : Yes, stick with it - I'm suggesting no NEW reduction yet. :)
none ofcourse - until maybe next week after we speak.
thanks so much. I will continue with this week as I began and check back
Dr_Anderson : Excellent, keep up the great effort. This is tough, but you are a real trooper and are hanging in there quite bravely.
have a great night...will try to rest now.
Dr_Anderson : Thank you, XXXXX XXXXX to have a good night, too!