Hi everyone. I've been on Ativan for over 2 years now. I started taking it for social anxiety, but over the past few months it hasn't been helping my anxiety. In some cases, it will actually make my anxiety worse when taking it. I know my tolerance has gone way up, but even in higher doses, it just doesn't work. What is a sensible alternative to Ativan? Anybody ever have similar effects?
Ativan- Is not working for my anxiety anymore. What is a good alternative?
Question posted by dizishere on 10 Feb 2011
Last updated on 19 March 2017 by Anonymous
Im experiencing exactly what your giing through. I going to talk to a psychologist tomorrow about it, because i gotta be able to live without suffering
Have you thought about Klonopin? Valium? Xanax ER? It may be time to switch to another BDP. It's common to grow a tolerance to them. Please talk with the doctor and let them know they have lost its' effect.
Good luck to you and hope you find a better medication. Anxiety can be very debilitating.
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