I'm considering taking Ativan for my anxiety. I've been laid off work for a couple months now and have noticed my anxiety has increased.
I suffer from Fibromyalgia, chronic neck pain, and anxiety. I've tried Lexapro, Lyrica, and Cymbalta. Lyrica and Cymbalta gave me very bad side effects and in fact increased my anxiety. So, I'm concerned about taking Ativan. Can you take it when you want to? Say, for just those "bad days".
39 year old female. Not overweight, non-smoker, non-drug user, occasional drinker
Diagnosis: Fibro, TMJ, IBS w/constipation, Sinus, some anxiety/depression, trouble sleeping
X-rays -normal, shock test of nerves-normal, bloodwork including thyroid/lyme-normal
Current Meds: Lyrica 150 mg. a day, Skelaxin, Tramadol (Ultrum) 50 mg., Ambien, Nasarel nose spray for sinuses, Bed Buddy.
Former Meds: Cymbalta, Nortriptyline, Lexapro, Percocet
Supplements: Multi vitamin, B-12, Omega3, Psyllium Husk for constipation, Malic Acid/Magnesium