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Old 10-05-2006, 06:15 AM   #1
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Question Ativan Side Affects?

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.

Anyone have experience with this med??

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Old 10-05-2006, 06:27 AM   #2
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Re: Ativan Side Affects?

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?

 
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Re: Ativan Side Affects?

I have a prescription for .5mg...which doesn't sound like a lot....so maybe it won't knock me out.

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Re: Ativan Side Affects?

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.

 
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Re: Ativan Side Affects?

Thanks so much for your input....it always helps. I'm just a little obsessed about new meds.

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Re: Ativan Side Affects?

I hear ya! I'm the same way. Good luck and let us know how you make out

 
Old 10-05-2006, 08:02 AM   #7
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Re: Ativan Side Affects?

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.
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Old 10-05-2006, 08:04 AM   #8
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Re: Ativan Side Affects?

I take it as needed and I think it's a great drug and no side affects on me.

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Re: Ativan Side Affects?

It made me feel really sleepy and drugged. I did better with xanax.. Just my experince! Hope you get better results..

 
Old 10-05-2006, 01:27 PM   #10
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Re: Ativan Side Affects?

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!

 
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Re: Ativan Side Affects?

I'm so glad your feeling good today!!!!!

 
Old 10-06-2006, 12:35 PM   #12
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Re: Ativan Side Affects?

Thank you! and still feeling good today (after a small "set back" this morning). Hope everyone else is having a great day!!!

 
Old 10-06-2006, 12:57 PM   #13
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Re: Ativan Side Affects?

Sounds like your on the right track here!!!! I too have been having a good day! I just stated Xanax XR today...so we will see!!!!

 
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