I was given "ativan" to take as needed.....but still haven't tried it.....for fear of side affects. I already have enough side affects from other meds I take....plus I don't want to feel like a zombie...if it makes you drowsy. I need to go out shopping for a birthday present for my niece....and I thought it might help me get through it.
It's always good to try a medication when you don;t have to drive or go out anywhere to see how you respond. It really helped me get through some bad times. I took a very small dose. How much were you planning to take?
I depends on how your body reacts to drugs. I used to cut those in 1/2 and that worked for me. I would try that before taking the whole pill. Just to see how you feel. You can always take the other 1/2 if you don't get a respons.
I am on that same amount. The only thing that I felt when I first started taking it was I was tired..but I get tired when I am having an attack. After the first couple times of taken the ativan I have had no side effects. I have to say it helps...it does for me anyway. Try taking when your at home or you don't have to drive or do anything to see how you react.
My doc just put me on Ativan today! (I was on 1mg Klonopin 3 times a day). I took the ativan about 3 hours ago, and I feel so good! Not at all sleepy like I would get with Klonopin. He put me on 1mg of Ativan 3 times/day. I know it's only been a few hours, but I feel good!