Hi, I am well into withdrawing from Ativan but I did a gradual switch over to Valium which is the better drug to use for withdrawal. It is a long-acting, slowly metabolised benzodiazepine. It is one of the most slowly eliminated benzodiazepines. It has a half-life of up to 200 hours, which means that the blood level for each dose falls by only half in about 8.3 days.
I am having success using the Valium slow withdrawal method. I was on Ativan 4mg at bedtime.........= 40mg of Valium.
I copied the article in this link and off to my Pdoc I went, left the info with her so she could research it and she agreed to the methods on this site.
It may not be to your liking but I thought I would share it with you.
This is just for your infomation only. I am down to 11 mg of Valium a day. I now take 1mg in am and 10 mg at bedtime. Next week I drop the morning dose.
Moderator Anxiety ~ Panic Disorders
Dx: Anxiety/Panic, Depression
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