Hello and welcome to Healthcare Magic. Thanks for your query.
Your symptoms of jitteriness, headache, etc. seem to be related to the benzodiazepine
) withdrawal. Yes, even a 1 mg daily dose is sufficient to cause withdrawal symptoms
- more so, because Ativan is a short acting medication and so has a higher risk for withdrawal effects.
Though benzodiazepines are prescribed for the short term management of anxiety
, it may not be a good idea to take ativan everyday. One reason is the addiction potential; the other important reason is that will only serve the purpose of symptom relief, but not resolve the the core problem in any way.
So, I would advise you to come down on the frequency of the Ativan and try other relaxation techniques
like deep breathing, etc. CBT will definitely be a very good option, which can give you long-lasting results.
Wish you all the best.
Dr. Jonas Sundarakumar