I take ativan for when I have anxiety attacks and venalflaxine (anti-depressant, anti-anxiety med)
to reduce the number of episodes I experience. I was on paxil for a couple of months and it did very little for me. I have had undiagnosed anxiety since I was a kid, and now that I'm getting treatment my quality of life has improved.
I use some cognitive therapy (grounding... ect.) for when I experience anxiety and try not to take the ativan if I can. I found ativan very addictive so I avoid it if I can, but it really helps when things are too much for me to handle and I carry a couple tabs with me whenever I leave the house.
i take .05 of ativan, but if things are really bad I'll take a second one. Since starting the venalflaxine I've went from experiencing numerous attacks a day to one every couple of days.
I wasn't big on being on an anti-depressants, but they make a huge difference my mood has picked up and I don't worry so much.
Hope that was helpful :D
Diagnosed with Fibro - October 2008
Gabapentin 300mg/Paroxetine 40mg/Armitriptyline 40mg to help me sleep and anxiety
Lorazepan... when things get real bad.
And I'm not fond of people who don't label pill bottles.