While it is always best to taper off, going cold turkey is harsh, but it won't hurt you. If you're feeling THAT bad, even taking 1/2 might take the edge off the uncomfortable symptoms you are experiencing. You can do that each time it gets a little too much to deal with, or you can just stay off them, and work through it. They symptoms shouldn't get worse or "dangerous". A call to your doctor is also in order. He/she should know about this.
Benzos are tricky drugs and the withdrawal is a *****. It's very dangerous what you did. You cannot just stop taking a drug like Lorazepam, Xanax ect they are narcotic drugs. You're physically dependent on the chemical and your body is expecting to get that chemical in the am and pm to relax and calm your nerves. Your nervous system has gotten used to the drug and the routine and you most definitely will not feel right if you abruptly discontinue the drug. The withdrawal will not get worse if you introduce 1mg in the am and 1mg in the pm. Talk to the prescribing doctor and tell them you dont want to take the medication anymore. He will instruct you on how to safely taper you off.
Don't mess with narcotic drugs without consulting with your doctor. It can be extremely dangerous on your body (like seizures). Good luck to you and hope I helped you.
These drugs are "benzodiazepines", not narcotics. Two different classes.
The content of AmyLC's post is accurate regarding quitting Benzos cold turkey being dangerous. A taper is always better under the supervision of your doctor. Not only is cold turkey harsh, it CAN hurt you.
Never argued that, though it person is obviously different. I've been there, and done that. I was never "hurt", just uncomfortable, and got through it fine.
I'm glad you got through it and hope you are still doing well. You are very lucky. Not everyone fares that well. Seizures can be very dangerous during an abrupt cessation of any benzo. Again, I'm glad you did well.