it.I thought she'd want more info about my past or whatever, but instead she prescribed me Lorazepam... I havent taken it yet.I thought she had said I could take it before school (the anxiety is worst when I'm around alot of people) but the pharmacist said I should take it b4 bed.I feel like I really need it during the day,and I also have to drive and care for a baby, so I'm a little scared. Does anyone have any advice that has used it? I'm also glad I found this website, I had no idea so many suffered from anxiety. It feels like a nightmare that can ruin my life if I let it win, & I'm determined not to let it win anymore.
Just wanted to let you know some things about your lorazepam (Ativan): 1) It can cause drowsiness, so if you need to be really careful while driving-that's probably why the pharmacist told you to take it before going to bed. 2) It's a benzo, so it can become habit forming... it's really not supposed to be used for everyday stress or for longer than 4 months (Personally, I'd ask for something that has less chance of becoming addictive). 3) It causes dry mouth so you'll want to keep plenty of hard candy or gum on hand. I do not take this medication, but it is a staple in my hospital's medication cart. Hope this helps.
- Lorazepam Information for Consumers
- Lorazepam Information for Healthcare Professionals (includes dosage details)
- Side Effects of Lorazepam (detailed)
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