I take Ativan. I can take up to 2 mgs a day and I'm pregnant. The psychiatrist had to up my dose because the panic was getting worse.
I was on .5 mgs a day and now I take 1 mg a day but I have yet to try 2 mgs a day as I don't need to.
I like it except the side effects tend to be short term memory loss.... like I feel absolutely demented but it could also be from pregnancy amnesia... I don't know which to blame here.. but I'll forget whether I fed the dogs one day or put on deoderant... or that I even kissed my fiance like 10 mins previously and I'll get mad cuz I didn't think he kissed me when he got home but he already had.
AGAIN it could be my absentmindedness... who knows...
but I do like the Ativan... a lot more than Klonopin or Xanax.. those medications simply make me tired... Ativan I don't feel drowsy when taking it but instead I feel calm yet have energy.
However I don't recommend you take something unless you have spoken with your doctor.
"Be glad of life because it gives you the chance to love and to work and to play and to look up at the stars."
DX: Panic Disorder, Depression, TMJ (Temporomandibular Joint Disorder), Chronic Migraines
RX: Lorazepam (1 MG a day), Lexapro (20 MG a day), Tylonel for the TMJ and Migraines