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   Posted 12/4/2006 4:39 PM (GMT -6)   
I have been riding the wave of a hypomania. Was in the hospital a couple of months ago, but still up to my old tricks. Pdoc put me on ativan,(or actually lozipam i think). 1mg twice a day. I wish I had known about this stuff years ago! The doc says I will only stay on it until I get stabilized. Rats! Says its addictive, but that a chance I'm willing to take. Whoo Hoo!

Good stuff, man.
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Date Joined Nov 2006
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   Posted 12/5/2006 10:01 AM (GMT -6)   
You mean lorazepam? Sort of a Xanax drug. Yes, addictive, but probably worth it, considering the trade offs. When I took it, I said I am not one to be addicted to anything and take it in the long term. If I get addicted to this, I'll face it when the time comes. Right now, I need the drug.

Did the doctor mention to you that this drug can cause hypomania? Not widely known, not widely understood, but it can make a person worse if they have Bipolar II.
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Yes, it was me...I know because I was there when I did it. Lupus sufferer, bipolar II sufferer. Currently on Indocin for chronic pericarditis related to lupus, and cherishing every deep breath without pain. Currently in graduate school for mental health counseling, class of Fall 2007. Vegan and loving it!

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   Posted 12/5/2006 11:44 AM (GMT -6)   
I take this med for Anxiety and panic and for me it has worked great I have been on it for yrs ..........
Glad it is helping you
take care
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Date Joined Feb 2003
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   Posted 12/5/2006 12:49 PM (GMT -6)   
cool  Hey Capnin Hapnin, Whazz Up dude? I love your name!
I'm glad you got something to get you out of your rut! It's sooo nice when you find a GREAT drug that makes you feel "Feelin Good!"
I was prescribed Xanax for my anxiety a long time ago. It too was my Great drug. Sadly for me I started abusing it and using it with alcohol and got addicted to it. Ended up in the hospital.
I still take it now but once a day. But many times I am tempted to go just a little overboard. It is a struggle at times. You know how that goes when things just seem to be moving too slowly for us.
I hope you're smart and use it as directed by your doc. He'll get you back to feelin good some time soon. "Hang Tough" is always a great one liner for me. "I'm just Hangin Tough".
Wishing you wellness. And enjoy it while you can.
Sincerely, ~Sukay~*
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