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    Old 03-05-2007, 07:50 PM   #1
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    Am I addicted to Ativan?

    I recently saw my psychiatrist, and expressed my concern that the 1 mg. of Ativan 4x a day just wasn't cutting it...I've been on benzos for almost 2 years and was most likely becoming tolerant...so he hesitantly upped the dose to 1.5 mg. 4 x per day.

    Well, after some particularly troubling depressive times, I decided to take 2 1 mg. tabs mg. for a total of 8 per day, just to see what would happen. I felt great.

    Recent events have led me to increase my dose to 3 tabs 4 times a day, and I feel FANTASTIC. Outside the realm of normal things that would depress anyone, I haven't really felt the lows. I'm productive, energetic, talkative, outgoing...

    Could this be the result of my high dose of Ativan just taking away the anxiety and allowing me to let go of my inhibitions, or perhaps I'm in a manic phase?

    Am I addicted to this stuff? Should I tell my therapist or psychiatrist? I don't want a med change, I feel fine!

     
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    Old 03-06-2007, 04:09 AM   #2
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    Re: Am I addicted to Ativan?

    Anyone?? :/

    I have to see my therapist in an hour, and I usually end up confessing everything to her, but this, I'm not so sure about...................

     
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    Re: Am I addicted to Ativan?

    I don't know what to do! ((

     
    Old 03-06-2007, 06:16 AM   #4
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    Re: Am I addicted to Ativan?

    Well, I told her.

    Now I'm under orders to tell my psychiatrist.

     
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