Ativan Withdrawal and Tapering Help

Stanley Bell invented the drug Ativan (Lorazepam) and it was introduced onto the market in 1977 for the treatment of anxiety. Dr. Bell held 170 patents including discovery of other benzodiazepines. His work has left millions seriously addicted.

Among all benzodiazepines, Ativan has an extreme physical addiction potential due to its high-potency and short acting mechanism. As tolerance to Ativan occurs, anxiety and insomnia increase while new memory formation is reduced. 



 Yahoo News recently reported that using any benzodiazepine, including Ativan, to ease holiday stress can cause dependence before the season is over.

Ativan targets GABA, the most prevalent calming neurotransmitter in the nervous system. GABA functions as the body's natural nerve-calming agent but is also instrumental in inducing sleep, reducing anxiety and controlling the excitation of Dopamine and Norepinephrine. As the body adapts to Ativan and down-regulates the GABA receptors, the calming qualities lessen and the nervous system becomes hyper stimulated with increased anxiety, insomnia, muscle pain, weakness, fear, cognitive imbalances, coordination problems, headaches, depression and many other symptoms. Often the signs of initial tolerance to Ativan are misinterpreted and additional drugs are added, or the dosage of Ativan is increased. Once tolerance is experienced, the cycle of stress will continue until the nervous system heals from the dependence to Ativan.


 
Ativan, like all benzodiazepines, can cause paradoxical effects such as increased hostility, aggression, outbursts of anger, and psychomotor agitation. These effects are seen more frequently with Ativan than other benzodiazepines. In addition, Ativan has relatively strong amnesic effects that can impair memory formation and interfere with cognitive ability.


 Recent events with Martin Shreli, a hedge fund manager that increased the price of a drug from $13.50 to $750 (price hike of 5555%) highlighted the over-pricing of medications. Ativan quadrupled in price (as of 1998), yet had been in generic form for many years, which should have brought the price down.


 Abruptly stopping or rapidly withdrawing Ativan is not recommended due to the severity of withdrawal symptoms that include the risk of seizure or dangerously high blood pressure. A gradual dose reduction is necessary for your safety and to minimize the potentially debilitating symptoms.


 Escaping the addiction to Ativan takes time as tapering slowly is the only way to ensure the GABA receptors have the opportunity to readjust. But many find the withdrawal symptoms far too challenging, even with a slow titration. That is why our team of experts utilizes slow titration schedules combined with calming all-natural Nutraceuticals to calm the nervous system and ease the Ativan Withdrawal Symptoms.



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How Point of Return can Help You

The Point of Return Program is an in-home tapering program that allows you to gradually lessen the amount of Ativan while also implementing the use of all-natural, calming nutraceuticals to ease symptoms.  Ativan is dangerous to abruptly or rapidly stop and our program is a proven, viable, low-cost option to continue living your life while tapering.

We are prescription drug experts that specialize in Benzodiazepine withdrawals.

How Our Ativan Withdrawal Program Works:

  • The nonprofit team at Point of Return expertly guides you throughout the Ativan Tapering process.
  • Our Enhanced Nutraceuticals are provided to help minimize Ativan Withdrawal.
  • We eliminate Interaction items to help make Ativan withdrawal more comfortable
  • Our physician recommended schedules allow your doctor to taper you off Ativan correctly.

If you'd like our assistance to taper Ativan please send our nonprofit a confidential inquiry, telephone tollfree 866.605.2333 or get started on our program today.


 

 

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Ativan Withdrawal Symptoms May Include:




abdominal pains, aching, agoraphobia, anxiety, blurred vision, body vibrations, changes in perception, diarrhea, distended abdomen, feeling of unreality, flu-like symptoms, flatulence, food cravings, hair loss, heart palpitations, heavy limbs, increased allergies, increased sense of smell, insomnia, lethargy, loss of balance, metallic taste, muscle spasms, nightmares, panic attacks, paranoia, persistent & unpleasant memories, severe headaches, shaking, short term memory loss, sore mouth and tongue, sound & light sensitivity, speech difficulties, sweating, suicidal thoughts, tinnitus, unusually sensitive, fear

Ativan Abrupt Discontinuation Symptoms May Include:

Abrupt discontinuation of treatment may be accompanied by extreme withdrawal symptoms including headaches, terror, increased anxiety, fear, depression, insomnia, restlessness, confusion, irritability, sweating, rebound phenomena, extreme fatigue, dizziness, derealization or depersonalization, over-sensitivity to sound, numbness/tingling of extremities, hypersensitivity to light or noise, physical contact/perceptual changes, involuntary movements, vomiting, diarrhea, loss of appetite, hallucinations/delirium, convulsions/seizures, abdominal cramps, muscle pain, agitation, heart palpitations, tachycardia, panic attacks, over-responsive reflexes, short-term memory loss, and elevated or lowered body temperature.

Ativan Side Effects May Include:

dizziness, sedation (excessive calm), unsteadiness, weakness, agitation, change in appetite, depression, eye function disorders, headache, memory impairment, mental disorientation, nausea, skin problems, sleep disturbance, stomach, intestinal disorders, tolerance and dependency. abdominal pains, aching, agoraphobia, anxiety, blurred vision, body vibrations, changes in perception, diarrhea, distended abdomen, feeling of unreality, flu-like symptoms, flatulence, food cravings, hair loss, heart palpitations, heavy limbs, increased allergies, increased sense of smell, insomnia, lethargy, loss of balance, metallic taste, muscle spasms, nightmares, panic attacks, paranoia, persistent & unpleasant memories, severe headaches, shaking, short term memory loss, sore mouth and tongue, sound & light sensitivity, speech difficulties, sweating, suicidal thoughts, tinnitus, unusually sensitive, fear

Other Names for Ativan are: (Lorazepam, Temesta, Lorabenz)


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