By Taking Ativan When It Wears Off Can It Make You More Nervous?


Asked by sleepless in ms

By Taking Ativan When It Wears Off Can It Make You More Nervous?

I was on seroquel for bipolar and have recently discontinued it. The doctor gave me neurontin and ativan. The neurontin helps me with fibromayalgia too so it is to an advantage. I also started taking ambien cr due to I suffer with a sleep problem. I can go nights without sleeping and that doesn't feel too good. Today I went without the ativan and I started itching. I wondered if this ativan is already getting addictive? I had red splotches all over me. I took an ativan earlier and have somewhat of a relief. Anyone experience this?


Hi Susan,

Here is some information about Ativan here. Below is an excerpt:

"This medication may cause dependence, especially if it has been used regularly for an extended time (more than 1-4 weeks), if it has been used in high doses, or if you have a history of alcoholism, drug abuse, or personality disorder. In such cases, if you suddenly stop this drug, withdrawal reactions may occur. Such reactions can include seizures, trouble sleeping, mental/mood changes, increased reactions to noise/touch/light, nausea, vomiting, diarrhea, loss of appetite, stomach pain, hallucinations, numbness/tingling of arms and legs, muscle pain, fast heartbeat, short-term memory loss, and very high fever. Report any such reactions to your doctor immediately. "

You could be experiencing withdrawal symptoms, but the best person to ask is your doctor.

I hope this helps. Stay in touch and let us know how you are doing!

Vicki M