When I first started my mental health walk I was given a short supply of Ativan. I didn’t know what it was. I just knew that I was supposed to ask for more of it. The beginning steps I had to keep checking in to take Ativan. I tried to go cold turkey and I slept two days straight. It was too physically hard to get out of bed. I was told GO BACK ON MEDS.
It took a year to get me off benzodiazepines and I asked to be off the entire time. The psychiatrist even said she didn’t want me on it, it was just a long process. Psychiatric drugs aren’t bad, it’s just it’s a process and they have to figure out what works