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Withdrawal from lorazepam can vary in duration depending on several factors, including the dose and duration of use, as well as individual factors such as age, overall health, and any co-occurring conditions. Generally, withdrawal symptoms can begin within a few hours to a few days after the last dose of lorazepam, and may last for several weeks or longer.

The acute phase of lorazepam withdrawal typically lasts 7-14 days and includes symptoms such as anxiety, insomnia, tremors, sweating, and increased heart rate. After this acute phase, some individuals may experience more protracted withdrawal symptoms that can last for weeks or months, such as depression, anxiety, sleep disturbances, and difficulty concentrating. In some cases, these protracted symptoms may persist for several years after discontinuing lorazepam use.

It is important to seek medical help if you or someone you know is experiencing lorazepam withdrawal symptoms, as complications can arise and medical supervision can help to manage symptoms and prevent potentially serious complications.