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Lorazepam withdrawal symptoms - Online Doctor Chats

Date : 21-Feb-2012
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Doctor :   hi
User :   Hello
Doctor :   how can i help you
User :   I have been taking Lorazepam for about 5 months now about .25mg to .5 mg a day i want to stop taking the drug. do i need to worry about withdrawal?
Doctor :   You have to follow your physician instructions while withdrawl
User :   ok i just didn't know if there was a general idea
Doctor :   it may cause severe adverse effects , if you quit suddenly
User :   even that low of a dosage?
Doctor :   sometimes withdrawal mayleads to seizures too
Doctor :   even that is a lower dose
Doctor :   you are using them for a long period like 5 months , which matters a lot
Doctor :   you may suffer from physical dependence
Doctor :   and psychological too
User :   how the heck to i get off them then?
User :   :)
User :   oh well

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