Re: Ativan vs. Xanax....anyone??
I take 4 1.0 ativan a day, sometimes less, sometimes more. It has worked well for me. I still have just as much motivation as I ever had, I can go to the gym work out for an hour and a half, do my housework, take care of children, and also study college courses, and pass them. I came off antidepressants a year ago, and have stuck with ativan ever since. I know there will be a time when I will wean off them, done it with paxil, (not so easy), but right now, mostly caused from external events, I am sometimes, not living my life, because I am worrying about the past and worrying about the future. I am going to get psycotherapy, hypnotherapy for anxiety, soon, the power of suggestion in your subconcious. Worked for me to stop smoking, and it can work for GAD, hypochondria and panic too!!(I have all 3) I finally feel the light at the end of the tunnel! So, for all of you that believe benzos are soo dangerous, try taking other meds that haven't been around that long, that affect the chemicals in your brain, and that may also affect organs in your body, then tell me all the huff about benzos. They've been used for yrs, they are safe, and no more addicting than effexor, paxil etc, just a bit different in their withdrawal symptoms. See, there are some positives!!! Just gotta have an open mind and see what works for you. Good luck to all Wendy