How are you and Happy Labor Day!!
I wanted to update you about this Ativan withdrawal. Well, like I said, my husband got off of it and all his panic symptoms left. He is hardly taking any valium, it is really knocking him out, but no panic attack!! Praise God. He did get a stupid migraine yesterday, which he used to get bad years ago, so that is a downer.
Now, as for me. I was taking ativan and have been transferring to valium also. Let me tell you, in one day of taking 1/2 and 1/2 3x a day, I feel the difference. Yesterday, was the first time in a long time I believe that I didn't feel so down as I have from my pain and my pain has been less, again Praise God. I really do believe like the doctor was saying on that site that Kitt so lovingly sent me, that the ativan raises your blood sugar and drops you quickly and I do believe although I wasn't having panic attacks, I was very emotional and these past 2 days of cutting down the ativan has already changed it.
So far, there has been no problem in switching over. I felt like I didn't need a week for the 1/2 and 1/2 at night and I realize everyone is different. I think I am ready for just valium at night w/o the ativan, we'll see.
I still have to see my doctor on this. I started this on Friday and he wasn't in. I'll call him tomorrow and also ask him about seeing someone about my knee pain. If they won't look at my back problems maybe I thought someone might consider me a candidate for arthroscopic surgery on my knees. I think that would really help me, if my knees felt better. But yesterday was the best day I had in awhile and I had to tell you that. Except for my husband's migraine.
Hopefully that too will pass.
God bless you all,
Swallow your pride, you will not die, it's not poison.- Bob Dylan