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    Lorazepam question

    Is 3 lorazepam a lot to take in one hit ?

    I take 3 as soon as I wake and doesn’t really help ?

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    Re: Lorazepam question

    Well, to me it would be yes. I've not used lorazepam in almost a year, but when I did I had the 1mg tablet prescribed and only needed a quarter of one of those (so 0.25 mg) to go to sleep. I did up the dose to 0.5 mg and then 0.75 mg once a few years ago after using it for a couple of weeks and finding I quickly became used to it.



    So, what 3 tablet strengths are you taking and how long have you used it?

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    Re: Lorazepam question

    Only 1mg and been using for years , I’m aloud 4 a day and just wondered if 3 might be why I’m feeling shit

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    Re: Lorazepam question

    So, you've been using it everyday for years and are now finding that 3mg first thing in the morning makes no difference to you?


    I'm really surprised that you have been allowed a max of 4 mg everyday for years, you will be needing a big dose to get any effect after that period of time, they are meant to be short-term use only. I've heard also that large doses in themselves can start to make people feel anxiety symptoms. You shouldn't just stop cold turkey either! Who manages this medication?

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    Re: Lorazepam question

    Psychiatrist

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    Re: Lorazepam question

    SO, you generally, every single day take 4mg ?

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    Re: Lorazepam question

    Yep , have done for years many be 2 or more

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    Re: Lorazepam question

    On your other thread you are also talking about your lorazepam dose. I really think you need to discuss this with the prescriber (I really am surprised to hear that you could have been prescribed this for 2 years, every single day), as you shouldn't make a quick reduction even if its no longer working for you. Maybe its time to talk to your psychiatrist about something else to take long-term?

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    Re: Lorazepam question

    How often is your medication reviewed, Tristan?

    ---------- Post added at 19:50 ---------- Previous post was at 19:45 ----------

    Do you just put in for repeat prescriptions?

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    Re: Lorazepam question

    I've been prescribed lorazepam three times in the last 3 or 4 years - each time I was not allowed more than 10 x 1 mg tablets. Each time they were re-prescribed the GP wanted to know how often I had taken them, and ran through a series of checks about if I was become dependent or tolerant. That would have been pretty tough to become tolerant or dependant on 30 tablets in 3 years LOL !!! Anyhow, the point I am making is that they are prescribed with caution.

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