User Reviews for Ativan
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Reviews for Ativan to treat Nausea/Vomiting
"This med. Was given as anti anxiety medication. Straight knocked me out an hour after taking. Girl friend took it. She some how functioned to go to work. I was completely unable to cut hair, even unable to get out of chair. Anxiety was gone. And u should only take this drug short term then wean off it.My girl friends Dr. doubled her dosage from 1mg to 2 mg and without it she completely freaked out, yelling, screaming at me. She completely changes her personality if without it. When she stopped taking it, it was like she was coming off heroine. Was a worse situation coming off it, Dr. Did not lower her dose slowly, nor gave her something that could help her come off it. Mixed with cymbalta? Even worse. Mass hallucinations, both bad drugs."
Ziggy marps (taken for 1 to 6 months) March 2, 2017
5 users found this comment helpful.
"Ativan helped with nausea tremendously.... I've been dealing with nausea for 8 months ...stress related ...."
Miss thangggg (taken for less than 1 month) December 27, 2016
15 users found this comment helpful.
"Have Gastroparesis. Gag reflex problem. Helps smooth the large muscles. Cannot tolerate side effects of Reglan. Use with Zofran at times."
7527 (taken for 10 years or more) May 13, 2016
23 users found this comment helpful.
"For post-chemo nausea, this works better than ondanestron (Zofran) for me."
LeniRose December 23, 2014
54 users found this comment helpful.
"Ativan is the only drug that can stop my vomiting when I'm in the middle of a bad cycle (I have cyclical vomiting syndrome which is triggered by neurally mediated hypotension.) I've never had any nasty side effects. I just get pleasantly loopy and very sleepy which is usually a blessing after staying up all night. I don't have a prescription for it so I end up in the ER a few times a year which is when they give it to me. (By the time it's that bad, I need IV fluids anyway so...)"
Optiaine (taken for 2 to 5 years) November 6, 2013
55 users found this comment helpful.
"I have Menieres Disease and taking Ativan helps settle my balance down so I can go to work and function."
geo. May 14, 2012
32 users found this comment helpful.
"This is amazing! It helps so many things. But the 3 main ones are nausea, insomnia and panic disorder. I also have fibromyalgia. I do try to keep the dosage as low as I can. I am prescribed a 1 mg pill 4 times a day. I take 2 of those at bedtime with a muscle relaxer and I sleep all the way through the night. I try to keep it to only 3 pills a day. I also take 60 mg of Cymbalta a day. Combined with the Ativan it keeps me and my husband sane. I also do yoga 2 to 3 times a week and walk. Exercise is a must with fibromyalgia."
Anonymous March 18, 2012
55 users found this comment helpful.
"Lorazepam is the only thing that touches my nausea after having chemotherapy and for break-through nausea from the chemo. I was not aware that this was a medicine used for nausea until my Dr. prescribed them for me and told me to dissolve them under my tongue for the nausea. It almost always helps immediately and doesn't make me too drowsy to function. I just use 1mg. dosage and only when needed for the nausea and that is improving so I am very thankful."
Anonymous March 17, 2012
80 users found this comment helpful.
"This medication did not work at all to control my nausea. It made me intensely sleepy, but I was still nauseated."
PlainJayne October 26, 2010
19 users found this comment helpful.
"Ativan is a great medication..It doesn't have any side effects..It really works!"
lorina January 26, 2010
42 users found this comment helpful.
"I was completely non-functional as a result of persistent nausea (which seemed to be somewhat stress-related). A combination of therapy with Ativan, Phenergan and Reglan has allowed me to resume somewhat of a normal life."
Randi442 March 24, 2009
50 users found this comment helpful.
"Great for anxiety. Not great alone for nausea. Works well with other drugs like Zofran though. Helps take the "panic" out of being sick."
robbyyz January 10, 2009
68 users found this comment helpful.
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