My doctor prescribed mg 10
Capsules of activan .5mg. I had never taken it before, so I tried the Eve before my travels and it seemed to work. The next morning I took one cause I was already crying about having to go to the airport. I then took a gravol ( which usually knocks me out ) while i was in the cab. When I got to the airport and was in security I took the second Ativan .5, I was still a wreak. About to not get on the plane. So I took another .5... So I have now taken 1.5 mgs and super nervous. While in flight I was crying and shaking having a panic attack, so I took one more hoping it would work, but to no avail. So I then took another gravol hoping that would knock me out... Once again nothing! I took 2 mgs of avtivan and 2 gravol and spend my whole flight Panicking. Is there anything that would work better than this ? I want to travel so desperately. I've even talked to counsellors etc. what other anxiety meds would work better ?
I have a fear of flying and have taken Ativan to no avail I took 4 .5mg's and still suffered extreme
- 13 Dec 2014 by Megnesium
- 12 Jan 2018
- ativan, anxiety, sedation, anxiety and stress, fear, doctor, prescription, crying
My doctor prescribed mg 10
Megnesium i can relate prior to all the flights i have take to phoniex,,when my sister was very sick doctor gave me xanax but really its light tit for tat..you have to change your mindset i kept thinking in my life hardly any plane crashes and when the good Lord decides to take me it does not make any difference if i have a 500 lb seat starped to my butt or if im sitting hear in my chair.And just kept thinking positive stuff i did not even have to take the second one except one the way back..it can be done its alot in the mind set and i am agorophobia to beat..fear of small rooms and places and much more..I have even been written up because of some of my success's i could even work until i physcally got hurt and also almost to the top of my head off in a car accident i got stuck between cars i was pulling..think positive have faith and think of all the great things your going to see when you get where you are going... I find lots of people are much more compassion you don't have to spill your life story but you can get there Chuck1957 Portland,Oregon.
Have you tried talking to your Dr about xanax or klonopin ? Those would work better... don't take that many pills exspecialy two different ones u could have hurt yourself then the plan
Don't feel bad I have the same problems when I fly and I have to fly from sc to Fl and back every couple of weeks... MUSIC make a play list of all your fave songs and keep listening to them while flying works for me bring a friend along with u also might help
I know this is a super old post, but part of the problem is that Gravol is actually a stimulant. Look it up. Yes it has a mild sedation effect, but it’s also a stimulant so you can take it and still function. My guess is that you took too small of doses of the Ativan and doubled up on the stimulating effect of Gravol.
“However, it was discovered by those who suffered from anxiety who took gravol to relieve their motion sickness that they felt calmer and slept better. The ingredients used in gravol have a mild sedating effect on the body which calms the nerves and thus reduces the feelings of anxiety. Interestingly enough, gravol contains theophylline which is actually a stimulant used to counteract the effects of drowsiness, but it is only present in mild amounts which means that the calming effect remain mild and does not interfere with normal, daily activity.“
So my guess is you mixed a “real deal” prescribed Benzo (Ativan) if taken in a high enough dose would have you not caring about anything... and you mixed that with the OTC Gravol that normally has a mild sedation effect but also can be a stimulant. Point being, this mix obviously didn’t work for you and you have to research what you’re mixing so you get the desired result.
I’m thinking higher dose Ativan or other Benzos like Xanax or Klonopin along with prescribed beta blockers (beta blockers block adrenaline so you don’t feel the symptoms of anxiety like rapid heart beat, sweating, breathing, etc). would work for you. But, obviously run this by your doctor and not some random strangers online :)
- Ativan Information for Consumers
- Ativan Information for Healthcare Professionals (includes dosage details)
- Side Effects of Ativan (detailed)
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