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Lorazepam and dependence

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Imhotep

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My psychiatrist perscribed to me Lorazepam for panic attacks and it does help apparently. However I'm worried about all the tolerance, dependence etc.
He says that as long as I keep it up to 3 pills daily I should not worry about these things, is this true?Currently I'm using 1-2 a day and it does reduce the severity of the attacks.
 
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nightmare57

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I was prescribed Diazepam and was worried about dependence but after 3 weeks on 2mg twice a day I didn't become addicted and IMO Diazepam is stronger than Lorazepam. I think they will take you off them before you become addicted. You will be fine.
 
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natalie

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I am on Lorezapam, only for as and when, away on holiday/vacations. I am on half a dose at night, so as it's such a low dose, I'm not at all worried, about to use an expression, becoming addicted, to this med.
 
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I have some lorazepam to take when I suffer insomnia, in 2.5 mg tablets, but I did get some withdrawal symptoms when I stopped taking them after six weeks taking them regularly during a difficult period... so if you take those kinds of doses I would say keep an eye on it.

The withdrawal was marked by a lot of restlessness, it was quite difficult.
 
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are you planning on taking it long term? where are you from?