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The Ativan Withdrawal Timeline Chart

The Ativan Withdrawal Timeline Chart

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Duration Of Ativan Withdrawal

Ativan (main ingredient lorazepam) is in the benzodiazepine class of drugs. It is a psychoactive drug that carries with it addictive potential. How addictive is Ativan? Very. This is why doctors usually do not prescribe Ativan for longer than a few months. In fact, physical drug dependence on Ativan forms within the first several weeks of daily dosing. In cases of drug dependence, people experience withdrawal symptoms from Ativan upon quitting or significant dose reduction.

How long does Ativan withdrawal last? We review a visual and descriptive timeline in our infographic. Here, we’ll break down withdrawal symptoms by day and week, as we outline specific symptoms and time of their occurrence. Finally, your comments and questions are welcomed in the comments section at the end, and if you like the infographic feel free to use it or share it. The embed code is right below the image.

Ativan Withdrawal Timeline

Withdrawal from Ativan may last from several days to few weeks, and even months after the last drug intake. The first Ativan withdrawal symptoms happen when the last dose of Ativan fades away, and its peak occurs 48 – 72 hours after the dose.

What can you expect during Ativan withdrawal? We explain below in the detailed Ativan withdrawal schedule:

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24-72 hours after the last Ativan dose:

  • Confusion
  • Headache
  • Increased blood pressure
  • Increased heart rate
  • Rebound anxiety
  • Sleep disorder
  • Sweating
  • Tremors

4-7 Days after last dose

  • Abdominal cramps
  • Concentration difficulties
  • Heart palpitations
  • Nausea
  • Vomiting
  • Weight loss

Week 2 after last dose

  • Anxiety
  • Cravings
  • Depression
  • General malaise
  • Headache
  • Irritability
  • Nausea
  • Vomiting

Week 3 of symptoms of Ativan withdrawal:

  • Cravings stabilization
  • Feeling better
  • Lack of motivation
  • Mood swings

How Long To Withdrawal From Ativan?

The length of Ativan withdrawal is different from each individual, and it depends from various factor such as:

  • individual’s general health
  • individual’s metabolism and system
  • Ativan dosage
  • frequency of Ativan use

Long-term Ativan users may experience protracted acute withdrawal syndrome (PAWS) which may last for a longer period of time. Some symptoms of Ativan PAWS include:

  • Depression
  • General malaise
  • Lack of motivation
  • Mood swings

How to address Ativan withdrawal and addiction? The safest way to manage withdrawal from Ativan is under medical supervision where you can get all support you need.

Ativan Withdrawal Timeline Questions:

Are you or a loved one facing Ativan withdrawal? Don’t wait until it’s too late! Call our 24-hour hotline at 1-877-736-9802 for more information about your treatment options.

If you still got any questions, feel free to write them in the comments section at the end. We will try to respond promptly and personally.

Reference sources: Medline plus: When you feel like changing your medicine
NCBI: Using medication: What can help when trying to stop taking sleeping pills and sedatives?
NCBI: A physician’s guide to discontinuing benzodiazepine therapy
NCBI: The benzodiazepine withdrawal syndrome

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4 Responses to “The Ativan Withdrawal Timeline Chart
Michele
7:08 pm July 8th, 2017

I had been on some sort of benzo such as xanax, ativan, clonazepam for 17 years. Went to a detox center a month ago. They gave me hydroxyzine and phenobarbitol for 2 days. On the third day I was released. Had an extremely difficult time with my mind and heart racing, tremors, not sleeping, rapid eye movement, oversensitive senses such as hearing, smelling, tasting and touch, fatigue. I literally felt like I was going crazy. Currently in counseling and have recently started the hydroxyzine 25mg 3-4 times a day. It helps slightly with the anxiety but am still experiencing the shakes, trembling or quivering sensation in the body, insomnia, nonfocused mind, lack of energy or motivation, depression and fear to go anywhere. I struggle to make it daily to counseling. It has been a month since I have had any benzo’s. Shouldn’t my symptoms be better?

Lydia @ Addiction Blog
5:58 pm July 11th, 2017

Hi Michele. The length of benzo withdrawal depends from various factors such as frequency of use, dosage, length of use, general health, metabolism, etc. You may want to take a look into the Ashton Manual: http://www.benzo.org.uk/manual/
It is a manual that can help you with dealing benzodiazepine dependence and withdrawal.

Suzanne
2:06 pm August 7th, 2017

I’m so afraid for my son. He is 17 years old and has low functioning autism. His psychiatrist prescribed ativan a year ago and now I’m trying to wean him off of it. He can’t tell me how he feels and he gets aggressive. Ive been giving him benedryl and ibuprofen to help with his aggression and discomfort. I tried to get in touch with a rehab center and was on hold for an hour and a half, left a message but no one called me back. Any suggestions would be appreciated.

Lydia @ Addiction Blog
5:02 pm August 11th, 2017

Hi Suzanne. First, consult with your son’s doctor on quitting Ritalin. Then, call the helpline you see on the website to get in touch with a trusted treatment consultant.

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