I am in the waiting game with Zoloft, I already know from past experiences that it takes a full 8 weeks for it to really work. Meanwhile I'm taking 1 MG ativan as needed - and I need it pretty often. The Doc says I can take it 1 to 4 times a day, the most I've done in a day so far is 2mg
My initial strategy was to go into each day trying not to take the Ativan at all, suffer as long as I could and hope to make it through the day without it. But more than half the time I would cave-in and take it, sometimes mid morning, sometimes I'd make it to late afternoon. I'd be kind of proud if I got through a day without it, but that also would have been a day of suffering.
I've decided now to just take 1MG of ativan every morning with the zoloft along with my first meal. It really helps me get through the early part of my day, which is typically the hardest. and I usually don't need to take any more after that.
Of course I wish I didn't need the Ativan, but I'm taking just 1mg a day it's working pretty good for now. And I'm hoping the Zoloft takes over soon and I don't need the Ativan at all.
I guess I'm just looking for re-assurance that this isn't such a bad thing. The ativan feels like cheating, and I know there's the addiction concerns, and it's possible I'll build up a tollerance, etc.
Please share your situations and experiences with the fast-acting "rescue" drugs.