Hi all, I am reposting in case no one read of my sucess as well as my husband's in getting off of this drug. I am stating this because what the both of us have found to be alarming
changes, for the BETTER!!!
He, as I have said suffered for almost 2 years from daily panic attacks. He read from the same doctor I found out, that Kitt recommended that ativan causes a spike in your blood sugar and a rapid drop.
For my husband, it was the panic attacks. As soon as he stopped the ativan, guess what, the panic stopped!!!
For me, I too was taking ativan, for pain relief and anxiety. I found myself crying WAY too much. But I thought, well, I have things to feel bad about and I am an emotional person.
Guess what? The very next day that I cut my ativan dose in 1/2 by switching to 1/2 of valium, was the best and first day in a long time, with NO crying and it has been that way since.
We told our doctor, he didn't know. And all I can say is thank you Kitt for recommending the schedule to get off ativan by switching slowly to valium. It works.
Myself and husband are proof!!!
Blessings Kitt, Lynn and all who have given me such great support, advise and encouragement for some very DARK days. I blame it on ativan in our cases.