I have severe panic attacks and was taking Xanax but they changed my mindframe to much, I was on klonopin for awhile then my dr I go to now does not like klonopin so she gave me lorazepam(Ativan), im just wondering if for anxiety/panic attacks and being bi polar, is Ativan or klonopin best for me? I have a naturally HUGE tolerance to medication, so I have to take high doses, so which will keep my panic attacks/anxiety under control and give me energy or atleast not make me pass out.
Without looking it up, I suspect wafers enter the blood stream faster then pills. As far as which benzodiazepine is best, it depends on whether you have intermittent anxiety such as panic attacks which responds to the quicker-acting meds like Xanax and Ativan or more pervasive anxiety which, like mine, responds well to Klonopin.
I hear Ativan takes longer to work but is faster acting and some doctors feel the abuse rate for Ativan is lower than other benzos. All you can do is try it and see how it works for you then talk to your doctor.
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