Lynnwood, Co-Moderator: Lupus ForumSLE(’00), Sjogren's Syndrome, Raynaud's Syndrome, SAD, Depression, Herpes Simplex 1Piroxicam, Plaquenil, Cellcept, Prednisone, Xanax, Trazodone, Fosamax, Wellbrutrin SR, ValtrexOTC Daily: Multivitamin, Calcium, B-12, C, D; As Needed: Ibuprofen, Tylenol Sinus
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I agree with lynn about talking to your doctor about this. I started taking Xanax a couple of weeks ago after stopping Klonopin and it has taken the edge off my anxiety, but I still have some jitters and plan on dicussing this with my doctor on Friday.
I have never taken ativan either, but the ones that do should come along soon to help you out, like lynn said. Good luck with this and keep us updated. You are in my prayers.
I also agree with Lynn and Babs, however, my personal experience was, I was given ativan while in hosp, and I was sure it was a placebo, because I felt no change. Then when I started suffering from high anxiety, they switched it to xanax, and even though I am on a low dose, I find it very effective. If you do discuss it with your doctor, ask his/her opinion about xanax and xanax ...darn..I forget the initials..I think its XR? I am going to ask mine because if that stands fror extended release, then it wud be better than reg xanax? because you wud need less dosage? oh well..I am rambling..hope this was helpful