... a prescription for it ever since. I've tried many different SSRIs to help with the OCD, but nothing has really worked. I have very bad intrusive thoughts. I've used the Ativan almost exclusively at night, to help calm down the worries I accumulate during the day. I take 1.5 to 2 mg. around bedtime, and have done this particular dosage for several years. I'm now terrified because I've read the recent reports linking Benzo use to the onset of dementia. My question: does anyone else have a LONG term history of benzo use, and are you also concerned about the dementia risk? Many Thanks, Dave
Hi Dave good to check but this is not only now this study has been going around for years... And the dose your one is not bad at all... Myself i have been on different Benzo... for over 30 years and am not worried one bit i trust myself and my doctor to stay on top of it,,, If you are really worried talk to your doctor But you should not worry at this point. unless for some reason you have some types of problems... There are many Different Benzo and many people i know have been on them much longer than myself with no problems hope this helps have a good weekend my friend...
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