Ativan Side Effects 

Ativan Side Effects

Ativan side effects can challenge anyone's ability to endure without help. We recommend nothing less than careful medical oversight to guide a person through the sometimes scary, treacherous and murky waters.

Recovery from benzodiazepines can seem a million miles away without clear guideposts to mark your progressive steps, and unless practical help and encouragement can provide hope along the way. We understand the depths of despair and the relentless symptoms that can make recovering from benzos such as Ativan not only daunting but almost too painful, too debilitating to bear alone.

For these reasons, the Alternative to Meds Center has developed the most effective program available anywhere today that addresses the side effects of benzodiazepine drugs. Our rigorously trained, compassionate staff have more than a decade of experience helping clients to recover from the impact of medication use, and to recover from side effects that previously dashed all hopes of achieving a successful taper from prescription drugs. Your success is our success. We are here to help you in your quest.

How Long Should You Take Ativan?

Today's best recommendations from regulatory bodies across the world advise physicians and psychiatrists not to prescribe benzo type drugs beyond more than a few weeks, at most. However, the reality of so many is that drugs such as Ativan are continued well beyond this limit, no doubt because of the difficulties that arise when one tries to stop taking them.

Is It Possible to Comfortably Withdraw from Benzodiazepines?

Our program makes it possible to escape this trap and regain emotional and mental health after benzodiazepine use. We deliver the best medicationwithdrawal program anywhere, but before tapering, we provide a series of preparation steps that makes the whole process so much more gentle and tends to reduce the discomforts of side effects of Ativan markedly.

We employ lab tests and other investigative procedures to get a snapshot of neurotoxicity, hormone imbalances or deficits, nutritional deficiencies, and many more factors. We aim to begin stabilizing the neurochemistry, reduce anxiety, improve sleep and appetite, increase energy and a feeling of wellbeing. Then, the client can progress on to the taper steps, in a much more comfortable fashion.

Familiar With the Following Common Side Effects of Ativan?

Ativan induces sedation, calmness, euphoric highs, and slows the mind down by releasing extra GABA into the CNS. However, after a short period, there is no more GABA to release. These sedating and euphoric effects diminish, and symptoms change from calm to agitated, or from euphoric to lethargic, for example. Moods can darken profoundly.

Here is a list of common Ativan side effects:

  • Disturbed sleep, worsening of sleep apnea
  • Respiratory obstruction (difficulty breathing)
  • Depression
  • Burning feelings
  • Hallucinations
  • Loss of libido
  • Anxiety
  • Rumination, repetitive thoughts, worries, suspicions, doubts, etc.
  • Suicidality
  • Panic Attacks
  • Insomnia, disrupted sleep
  • Confusion
  • Mood swings, i.e., euphoria/crying spells/hopeless/angry
  • Fatigue
  • Asthenia (sudden weakening or cramping of voluntary muscles, sudden inability to finish a task, can result in unconsciousness and coma, and the condition can be lifethreatening)
  • Excessive tiredness
  • Headache
  • Stupor
  • Tremors, shaking of hands, feet, limbs
  • Daytime sleepiness
  • Impaired memory

Do not despair. We have helped thousands of clients to achieve their goal. We can help you too. Contact the Alternative to Meds Center for Help Today

You are invited to contact us at the number on this page. Our friendly and wellinformed staff are available to answer all your questions thoroughly and can tell you in much more detail about how our Ativan withdrawal program works. There is much to learn, and much we want to share with you. Insurance coverage is available and usually covers at least a portion of the fees. Call today and find out more about our gentle, safe protocols that can help you or a loved one with the most effective treatment available today for Ativan side effects.

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