Also, i know that ativan isn't even approved for daily usage. (is it?) i know it's not good. i've had a few ER or unfamiliar doctors flip out on me. "you can't take ativan every day!" but i do, and at last check, i have to. i'm thinking about going off of it for the summer and experimenting with the idea of taking it on an.
Peace, Wooster. have a LONG SLOW taper if you've been on a benzo for a while. I would however, based on what I've read from peoples' experiences. It takes a while for your brain to get used to life without it.
I can l you my own personal experience - I took ativan at least twice a day plus prn's for probably 10 years and most of that time while also taking prozac. no ill effects that i could attribute to either though at about 10 years i finally began to have a tolerance to the ativan and needed more, so i switched to klonopin which i'd been on prior to the ativan.
I've always taken it as directed by my Pdoc.
Benzodiazepines used to be prescribed frequently for insomnia but the FDA does not support this approach. What are the dangers of long-term I told him about my fear of addiction, and he said I should not worry unless I felt the need to take more than one tablet a night. He added that I might need to take.
That worries me. I told him about my fear of addiction, and he said I should not worry unless I felt the need to take more than one tablet a night. What do you think about taking this medication for a long period of time?. He added that I might need to take these the rest of my life if I want to sleep at night.
Go see a psychiatrist! I went to over 5 different GP’s and none of them would prescribe me Ativan for my insomnia even though 1mg works great for me.
I abruptly stopped taking it because I didn't want to have to take it everyday and I ended up going thru a withdraw. I then got vertigo for a couple months, which was absoluy terrible. BUT I think it you use this drug responsibly and do NOT take it multiple days in a row it can definiy come in handy. I also have high blood.
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works great 10/10". "So with my Schizoaffective disorder, in the mornings I get moody and grumpy and little stressed, so I take 1 mg before going to work and in 30 minutes exactly magic happens and I feel relaxed and calm which leads to better communication at work since I'm a peer support worker.
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"I'd been having problems with insomnia and anxiety, both conditions feeding off each other and making the other worse and creating mild depression.
For instance, according to the National Institute on Drug Abuse, 15% of heroin users were users of a benzodiazepine on a daily basis, with 73% using weekly. Ativan itself is normally abused by prescription users increasing their dosage for an experience in what the Ativan high is like. For more information on how to help.
It is sometimes used to manage intractable insomnia, and as a sedative for hospitalized or aggressive patients. The drug works to slow down the central nervous system of the person using it by boosting the effects of a neurotransmitter called GABA --lowering signs of physical tension and psychological anxiety. Ativan (generic name: lorazepam) is classified as a benzodiazepine medication used primarily for short-term treatment of anxiety and seizure activity.
Withdrawal from Ativan occurs soon after the last dose is taken, and places an individual at risk of unwanted, possibly dangerous symptoms.
But Ativan can be habit-forming if it is taken for nonmedical reasons or if the user takes more than the prescribed dose. A loss of interest or pleasure in daily activities; Withdrawal from social events and family relationships; Isolating in one's room; Sleeping too much; Unusual irritability or anxiety; A confused, drowsy.
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By calming this excessive activity, Ativan helps to relieve symptoms of anxiety, such as restlessness, tension, irrational fears, and irritability. But within a matter of weeks, the nervous system adjusts to the effects of Ativan, and a tolerance to the drug develops.