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If I took 1mg of Ativan for 1 month do I have to taper.

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If I took 1mg...

If I took 1mg of Ativan for 1 month do I have to taper

Doctor's Assistant: How is your mood? Are you experiencing regular sleep disturbances (e.g. trouble falling asleep, waking up early)?

Trouble falling asleep I only took it for my rapid heart beats

Doctor's Assistant: Anything else in your medical history you think the Psychologist should know?

I was on 50mg of Zoloft for four days

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Pharmacist: Dr. Phil, MD, Medical Doctor replied 9 months ago
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Pharmacist: Dr. Phil, MD, Medical Doctor replied 9 months ago

yes you do

do you only take 1 mg per day

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Customer reply replied 9 months ago
1 took mg every 8 hours
Pharmacist: Dr. Phil, MD, Medical Doctor replied 9 months ago

1 mg every 8 hours?

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Customer reply replied 9 months ago
Yeah it says on the bottle to take every 6 to 8 hours
Pharmacist: Dr. Phil, MD, Medical Doctor replied 9 months ago

definitely need to wean off

I would take 0.5 mg three times a day for 1 week

then 0.5 twice a day for one week

then 0.5 daily for one week

then stop

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Customer reply replied 9 months ago
What medicine can I use to ween off with
Pharmacist: Dr. Phil, MD, Medical Doctor replied 9 months ago

ask for vistaril

it is a prescription though

it is non addictive

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Customer reply replied 9 months ago
Why darazapam
Customer reply replied 9 months ago
Why not darazapam I heard it’s much easier
Pharmacist: Dr. Phil, MD, Medical Doctor replied 9 months ago

It is just as addictive as ativan

I haven't had good success with it

you can try but I would advise vistaril

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Customer reply replied 9 months ago
But I heard you would have less withdrawals
Pharmacist: Dr. Phil, MD, Medical Doctor replied 9 months ago

You will have less with vistaril too

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Customer reply replied 9 months ago
Ok I took that once and made feel like my chest was on fire
Pharmacist: Dr. Phil, MD, Medical Doctor replied 9 months ago

I would go with diazepam then

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Pharmacist: Dr. Phil, MD, Medical Doctor replied 9 months ago

Thanks for this question.

I strive for 5 star service for all customers.

If you have more questions, just reply :)

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Customer reply replied 9 months ago
Well my dr wouldn’t give me anything ween off the Ativan he just told me to cut the pills in half
Pharmacist: Dr. Phil, MD, Medical Doctor replied 9 months ago

I would take 0.5 mg three times a day for 1 week

then 0.5 twice a day for one week

then 0.5 daily for one week

then stop

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Customer reply replied 9 months ago
If Ativan is starting to causing rapid heart beats should I take it still
Pharmacist: Dr. Phil, MD, Medical Doctor replied 9 months ago

withdrawal causing it?

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Customer reply replied 9 months ago
No cause I’m still taking the same 1mg
Pharmacist: Dr. Phil, MD, Medical Doctor replied 9 months ago

I certainly wouldn't stop ativan abruptly

maybe lower the dose a bit

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Customer reply replied 9 months ago
See what happen was I went down to .5 then all of sudden I started having rapid heart beats so then I went back to 1mg and it’s still doing it I explain to my doctor my body has grown torlence to it so I need to upping my dosage
Pharmacist: Dr. Phil, MD, Medical Doctor replied 9 months ago

that is why you need vistaril to wean off

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Customer reply replied 9 months ago
He wouldn’t give me anything!!! To wean off with
Pharmacist: Dr. Phil, MD, Medical Doctor replied 9 months ago

I'm sure he would give vistaril

it is not controlled or addictive

did you ask for it by name?

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Customer reply replied 9 months ago
this doctor is a asshoe!!!
Pharmacist: Dr. Phil, MD, Medical Doctor replied 9 months ago

I'm really sorry to hear that.

That is terrible.

I would go with benadryl then

buy it OTC

it helps but not as much as vistaril

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Customer reply replied 9 months ago
I got a question??? Answer truthfully please!!!
Pharmacist: Dr. Phil, MD, Medical Doctor replied 9 months ago

sure no problem

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Customer reply replied 9 months ago
Why doctors like to use the Heather Ashton method when it comes to tapering off
Pharmacist: Dr. Phil, MD, Medical Doctor replied 9 months ago

honestly, it is just a lack of knowledge on the subject

let me know if you have other questions.

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Customer reply replied 9 months ago
Wow !!!!!!so will detox be better instead of taping off
Pharmacist: Dr. Phil, MD, Medical Doctor replied 9 months ago

yes I believe so

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Customer reply replied 9 months ago
why isn’t recommended??? By the doctors
Pharmacist: Dr. Phil, MD, Medical Doctor replied 9 months ago

like I said....they don't know about it

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Pharmacist: Dr. Phil, MD, Medical Doctor replied 9 months ago

Thanks for this question

I strive for 5 star service for all customers.

If you have more questions, just reply :)

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