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Anti-anxiety drug Ativan

i'm starting to take anti-anxiety drug today.. After starting to cry in the Doc's office (where I simply went just to get my birth control prescription renewed), he said he definitely wants me to go on something, I wasn't sure, so he said let's try this for 30 days and then see if any more permanent/long-term anti-depressants would be needed. Scared. The drug is called Ativan, generic Lorozepam. Any thoughts? Please help.

Tue. Apr 24, 10:21pm

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Hi, I take ativan every nite with my requip for my restless leg syndrom and it helps me to relax and also helps me get a good nite sleep.

Tuesday, April 24, 2007, 10:35 PM

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Oooh, I took that for 30 days or so. I was told it was basically to help me sleep better. Don't be scared: they start you out on a tiny dosage anyway. I swear a lot of the effect of these meds is the belief one has in them. So just believe in it. You can always come back off it once you get the anxiety under control again.



Tuesday, April 24, 2007, 11:43 PM

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why were you crying? What's going on with you? Is there added stress in your life or did you just have a melt down (which is pretty rotten, I know).



Wednesday, April 25, 2007, 7:46 AM

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Hi, thanks for all your answers..
It's just been really down time lately. Not one specific thing, but a combination of extreme loads at work, plus I'm thinking about all that stuff at home, then some family / friend issues here and there - nothing really bad. But my mood swings are from absolute rages to non-stop crying I can induce on myself just by thinking about it. The doc had suggested already a while ago that he suspects me having panic attacks and that i'm developing depression, but I never agreed .And now, yesterday, I don't know, I started crying just because he looked at me and asked how do i deal with my stresses. And I just broke down and cried a river, I don't know why, so sad for myself.

Wednesday, April 25, 2007, 9:14 AM

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i suggest trying out some form of therapy before trying out some form of medication. medication ruined my body and only aqfter 2 years after going off of it am i starting to see any return to normal. if the therapy available in your area is very limited, there are on-line support groups that you may find helpful (much like PT). by trying the prescriptions first, you'll never get a strong idea of how much just a small change in your overall approach to stressful situations can make a huge difference in your emotional responses. the medication will be available in the future, but the opportunity to dissect your reactions, drug-free and non-medically influenced, will not be. i suggest seeing where you can go without relying on some pills that many see as the first step when, in my own experience, they should have been an available step, but not the first one. take care of yourself! and remember that crying is a natural expression, just like sporadic fits of laughter. it doesn't always need to be something more than that.

Wednesday, April 25, 2007, 9:33 AM

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