Things are better but I have an update that I'd like you to review and give me your opinion and guidance please. I just bite the bullet and tried to get off the Ativan.
Below is my recorded doses and reactions.
9/8/11 .50mg 7am Woke with high panic/anxiety/sweating, etc.
9/9 .25mg 7 am
.25mg 3 pm
9/10 .25mg 7 am Woke with high anxiety, not relieved w/ .25mg, waiting it out.)
.25mg 12 noon Anixety broke at 6pm
9/11 .25mg 7 am low anxiety this am. Ate w/in 15mins of waking
.25mg 10pm tried to wait it out til right before bed to see what happens.
9/12 .25mg 7 am felt low anxiety upon waking. ate. Had break in anxiety but it returned around 11 am.
.25mg 3pm Tired but ate well today
9/13 .25mg 7 am low anxiety and digestive issues
.25mg 3pm very tired today
9/14 .25mg 7 am woke at 5 am with anxiety...fairly heavy anxiety, no panic
.125 mg 3pm
.125 mg 10pm
9/15 .25mg 7 am
.125mg 8pm Anxiety and feeling like withdrawals all day
9/16 .25mg 7am
1/8th of mg 1:30pm..........had upset stomach, shaking, sweating and anxious.
Nothing at bedtime.........up and down during night..
9/18 1/8th mg 11:00 am
Nothing the rest of the day but took 1000mg of Glycine today. It seemed to take the edge off.
9/19 Nothing all day so far.... took 500mg glycine at 7 am and again around 1pm before lunch.
Have had brief breaks of no anxiety today but still feeling that attention grabbing, "anxiety"...
My question to you, am I doing this too fast?
Can I take more than 500mg of Glycine 3 times a day, along with the rest of the stuff Iím taking, which I gave you the list earlier emails? I dont want to go back on this stuff but I dont want a relaspe either with uncontrolled panic and anxiety. No longer waking in the middle of night with high anxiety and feeling like cortisol is running wild through my body. But, do have nights of not sleeping well.
How long will I experience this kind of anxiety and withdrawal? I know that my stress daily is not helping and I'm trying hard to keep my focus on getting better and not panic. I'm also looking for another p/t job to take the financial stress off of me.