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I Take Ativan

Personal Stories, Advice, and Support 31 People

    A Bearable World

    I was put on Ativan in April this year, and found it to be very helpful,, I notice it helps out with these bad PMS symptoms I get,and when I get anxiety attacks from facing crowds that I have to deal with while shopping. Also,when my ex husband gets under my skin,it helps alot...
    cryingoveryou cryingoveryou 41-45, F 1 Response Jun 24, 2009

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    Today...

    This has been helping me a lot. ****. I don't want to go off of it. Eventually, I'll have to. And then what? If I'm on benzodiazepines for an extended period of time, I'll become dependent, and that's why I didn't want to take them in the first place.
    deleted deleted 26-30 5 Responses Nov 5, 2008

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    Maybe Addiction Is Ok?

    I wonder about Ativan...I've been on it for five years--first started when I spent a week on the psych floor of a hospital after I had one too many bad reactions to antidepressants. It calmed me down and had me back to normal within two days. I think I started taking 5 a day, now...
    scarecrowbelter scarecrowbelter 41-45, M 1 Response May 26, 2010

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    Hell

    I am glad that most people got a positive effect from this drug, but for me it made me ten times more nuts. I was given Ativan at the ER after having an intense panic attack from taking Zoloft. I took this drug for about three days and had non stop panic attacks, I honestly...
    Metanoia Metanoia 18-21, F 2 Responses Dec 23, 2009

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    I Do Now

    As of today, I start Ativan instead of Klonopin. I switched because it is covered on my insurance. but i still have to pay for it. I guess because the formulary was 2013! Hopefully in January I won't have to pay for it. I wonder what it will feel like..
    Kittychanel Kittychanel 41-45, F 1 Response Oct 31, 2012

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    Anxiety

    Ativan is the best drug I've tried for anxiety. It helps you relax so much. If you struggle with anxiety I suggest you ask your physician to give you a scrip for it.
    Warmthoughtsofyou04 Warmthoughtsofyou04 26-30, F 5 Responses May 14, 2008

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    Very Strange.

    I was recently prescribed Lorazepam (generic of Ativan), and when I learned it was a benzodiazepine, I was nervous to take it. My doctor gave them to me for anxiety. For about three years now I've been having anxiety attacks, so I decided to finally get help about it. Like I...
    oobergoobergreengirl oobergoobergreengirl 18-21, F 2 Responses Nov 29, 2010

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    Sick For 3 Years

    I  have finally realized that this drug I have taken for 3 years for anxiety and panic  has actually made me worse. I  have had several test's to rule out any  heart problems ( because of my symptoms) Had a heart scan & also an Angiogram. I couldn't breath &  my chest was...
    atlake atlake 66-70 1 Response Dec 12, 2011

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    W0ot

    I just took some. Hopefully it'll help me get to sleep so I can stop feeling so weird.
    Warmthoughtsofyou04 Warmthoughtsofyou04 26-30, F May 20, 2008

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    Very Strange.

    I was recently prescribed Lorazepam (generic of Ativan), and when I learned it was a benzodiazepine, I was nervous to take it. My doctor gave them to me for anxiety. For about three years now I've been having anxiety attacks, so I decided to finally get help about it. Like I...
    oobergoobergreengirl oobergoobergreengirl 18-21, F 4 Responses Nov 29, 2010

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    Fear Of Dentist

    I have always been afraid of the dentist since I was young. Just the sound of the drill just sends chills down my spine. Sometimes it feels as thought it will drive me up the wall. When I was in my late twenties there was a dentist who had the answer to my problem of avoiding...
    Sara600 Sara600 56-60, F Jul 14, 2010

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