psychiatrist prescribed ativan... not sure about it

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Voix
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   Posted 8/30/2010 4:35 PM (GMT -7)   
has anyone been on this before? good/bad results? nervous about taking it.

Anne_S
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   Posted 8/31/2010 5:26 AM (GMT -7)   
Ativan...aka lorazepam: It calms my nerves when I fly, along with a glass of wine or two! Beware as it can be addictive.

Wikipedia states: Lorazepam is used for the short-term treatment of anxiety, insomnia... Long-term effects include tolerance, dependence... Due to tolerance and dependence, lorazepam is recommended for short-term use, 2–4 weeks only.

Bonne chance.

Post Edited (Anne_S) : 8/31/2010 6:33:07 AM (GMT-6)


mogli
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   Posted 8/31/2010 9:30 AM (GMT -7)   
I was taken off Lorazepam due to long term and some short term memory effects. I was on it for at least 6 years. Beware. Research it. To this day I have trouble remembering things.

I was switched to Klonopin (Clonazepam) and it helps with the anxiety and attacks just fine.

Best,
Mogs

PS Voix, not a good idea to mix with alcohol, although I know I don't need to preach this to you :)
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