I have severe anxiety. I am going through menopause and I take Lorazepam, 1 mg at night so I can sleep. My anxiety causes me to be terrified to try new meds, in fear of side effects and making me feel worse. Please help!!! I really want to try this, and I would love to be able to eventually stop taking Lorazepam after 11 years of being on it.
You can google Hydroxyzine for a list of side effects. It is usually used for sleep and anxiety. It can be sedative. You have been taking lorazepam a long time and should get a taper schedule from your doctor. It is no easy task to quit a benzodiazepine after years of use. Talk to your doctor about how best to start one and taper the other.
Hope it all works out for you.
Hi Dalen: I have taken lorazepam in the past. I now take hydroxyzine per as needed for nights I have a harder time going to sleep, and when I take it, I sleep like a baby. I take the hydroxyzine hydrochloride, 10mg. tablets, one or 2 at bedtime. They really help a lot, and I like that I only have to take them as needed.
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