How To Handle Symptoms Of Ativan Withdrawal

If you are withdrawing from Ativan, you have come to the right place to learn more about Ativan withdrawal. This article will discuss the symptoms of Ativan withdrawal and what you can do to reduce symptoms.

What are the symptoms of Ativan withdrawal?

Ativan withdrawal happens in two different stages: acute withdrawal and protracted withdrawal. During the acute withdrawal stage, you will experience both physical and psychological symptoms.

Symptoms of acute Ativan withdrawal include:

  • Cravings
  • Insomnia
  • Irritability
  • Hand tremors
  • Sweating
  • Difficulty concentrating
  • Confusion
  • Nausea and/or vomiting
  • Abdominal cramps
  • Headaches
  • Muscle pain
  • Muscle spasms
  • Anxiety
  • Mood swings
  • Changes to your blood pressure
  • Heart palpitations
  • Weight loss
  • Panic attacks

The protracted withdrawal stage comes after the acute withdrawal period is over. Not everyone will experience protracted withdrawal, but if you do, there are some mostly psychological symptoms to look out for.

Symptoms of protracted withdrawal include:

  • Anxiety
  • Depression
  • Dysphoria (a general sense of unease)
  • Cravings
  • Difficulty sleeping
  • Difficulty concentrating
  • Reduced interest in activities
  • Reduced ability to feel pleasure
  • Fatigue
  • Obsessive-compulsive thoughts or behaviors
  • Memory problems
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Rebound anxiety and insomnia are common when people go through withdrawal. Rebound symptoms are symptoms that return and are worse than they were the first time around. These symptoms are temporary but can be very hard to get through. It is common to relapse while dealing with rebound symptoms because it is so hard to manage the rebound anxiety.

What can I do to reduce symptoms?

There are a number of things you can do on your own to help yourself through your withdrawal. Eating a healthy, balanced diet will help, for starters. You can also practice yoga and/or mindfulness meditation in order to manage your anxiety and other symptoms. You will also want to have a therapist who can help you learn coping skills to deal with things like cravings and mood swings. Having the support of family and friends is critical to help you stay on track.

In-Home Detox For Ativan Recovery

It is very important to go through medically-supervised detox in order to prevent the development of severe withdrawal symptoms and to decrease the chance of rare side effects like hallucinations. Going through a professional treatment center is your best chance at having a successful Ativan withdrawal and recovery from addiction.

Contact Elite Home Detox today if you’re ready to kick your addiction. We’re ready to help you get through Ativan withdrawal and stay sober.

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