Ativan (lorazepam): "I will always take Ativan for my mild-to-moderate panic. The only problem is, it can become addictive. So I try to use other methods for my anxiety before I reach for the Ativan.".
CCMoonnsong (taken for 1 to 2 years) October 17, 2017.
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"I am now 46, I started experiencing panic Attacks a year ago, The Daily Life Stress and Depression Attributed in my opinion to my Panic Attacks. You Guessed it, Lorazepam 1mg. I Had the worst one in Sept/2015 I called 911,I was at home alone, I truly believed my time has come and that I was about to die.
Tried a 1mg tablet while panicking, and the effect is just unpleasant. I definiy feel that there are less 'voices' in my head; everything is much more quiet. But I'm also extremely drowsy.. so much so that I doubt I'd be able to take ativan at work (where my anxiety actually occurs). I'm also having strange muscle pains.. just.
Do not take this medication (taken for 1 to 6 months) August 8, 2017.
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ANXiousfriend (taken for 5 to 10 years) August 1, 2017.
25 on occasion and now I'm having withdrawal symptoms!Can anyone answer my question about Ativan being addictive with only.
Lorazepam is a benzodiazepine. It is approved for the treatment of anxiety, status epilepticus (continuous seizures), and as a medication given right before anesthesia. However, benzodiazepines are also commonly used to treat difficulty sleeping and alcohol withdrawal.
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Lorazepam may be taken with or without food. Take with food if you experience an upset stomach.
Your healthcare provider will determine the dose and method of taking the medication that is right for you based upon your response.
This can occur as early as with the first dose. Some people taking benzodiazepines develop a severe allergic reaction and swelling of the face.
If you miss a dose of lorazepam, take it as soon as you remember, unless it is closer to the time of your next dose.
I used to take this and although I liked how it made me feel physically, the fear of dependency outweighed the benefits it gave me (if only temporary). If I recall correctly this drug can be addictive extremely quickly. If so I would take it as a last resort. I know when anxiety (panic attacks) hit it feels like you're.
Thanks everyone for the advice, I think I will see to switching to something more long term friendly.
Ativan As Needed Ativan As Needed ( self.Anxiety ).
Please do I took. It's very similar to ativan.
You could be asked to take just one single dose (if it is before a medical procedure, for example), or to take regular doses for a short while. If you are to take lorazepam regularly for anxiety, you will probably be prescribed two or three doses to take a day. If you are taking it because you.
Lorazepam has a calming effect. It is prescribed for several different conditions.
This medicine is for you. Never give it to other people even if their condition appears to be the same as yours.
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The calming effect is also used to relax and/or sedate people who are having certain medical investigations or treatments. The calming action also helps to relax muscles, so lorazepam injection is used to treat fits, such as those caused by epilepsy.