Lorazepam (Ativan) addiction, de-addiction, tapering the natural easy way (with ayurvedic herbs ashwagandha, tagara) plus initially with the help of valium (diazepam). Its well known that lorazepam is a miracle tablet for reducing anxiety and panic attacks but when we become Dependant on this drug and take it for a prolonged time, it could prove very dangerous and as we cannot control many of our feelings and it goes beyond our hands leading to many quarrels and discomforts in life and some times even death or coma (as after some long time of usage we tend to increase the dose many a fold to make it work because the earlier dose no longer works). Some people even take it for recreational purposes and its very dangerous. Lets take a look in to the pros and cons of lorazepam and how to slowly avoid this medication for the good.
LORAZEPAM (ATIVAN) DE-ADDICTION, TAPERING, WITHDRAWAL
Lorazepam (Ativan) tapering, de-addiction, withdrawing the drug slowly with the help of other drugs.
lorazepam comes in dosages of 1mg, 2 mg strengths. Its absolutely safe for liver and has very less side effects regarding liver health. It should be taken only whenever necessary or for a stipulated period of time. Doctors never prescribe lorazepam for longer durations and regarding addiction, they suggest you to discontinue use as soon as possible. But sudden discontinuation (cold turkey as many call) is dangerous for people with a weak mind and all the anxiety retuns back double fold.
Lorazepam How to Stop, Taper, De-Addiction
First of all analyze why you started taking this medication
is it because of alcohol withdrwal symptoms or using it to defy the urge to drink alcohol?
Alcohol is a very dangerous habit and it destroys / wipes away your life. So if you are taking lorazepam regarding this issue. do it so for a short period of time and keep in mind that you never ever touch alcohol again in your life. There will be instances in your life where the mind creates self induced anxiety to higher the urge to consume alcohol but stay away.
Is it because of anxiety / depression
Lorazepam 100 percent works to make your mind cool and tension free. You will also have to write down the factors that are making you annoyed in life (is it people around you, or failures / dissapointments in your life, or constant abuse by other person, or lonliness). If you are facing any factors mentioned in the brackets, first get away from people, places that disturb you. if it is your work environment that is hampering you, then find suitable ways to keep your mind cool and never get into arguments, fights, unwanted discussions. Always keep in mind that your mind is always working in the background to somehow dump you again into negative thoughts.
NOW FINALLY – THE STEPS FOR TAPERING LORAZEPAM SLOWLY
The dosage of lorazepam should be reduced slowly. Buy Valium (diazepam) tablets. This will be a two month program
1mg of lorazepam = 10mg Diazepam
Hence you should substitute 1 mg of lorazepam with 10mg of Diazepam. But you should keep in mind that the content of lorazepam should be always taken along with the substituted dose. Valium comes in doses of 2mg, 5mg and 10mg.
So of you are taking 1mg of lorazepam.. substitute with 5mg valium and 0.5mg of lorazepam by cutting the dosage in to half. Same will be the case for other strengths of lorazepam you are adicted to.