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    Old 06-19-2006, 03:26 PM   #1
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    Question R U Taking Only Ativan/Lorazepam 4 Seizures????

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    Old 06-19-2006, 05:00 PM   #2
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    Re: R U Taking Only Ativan/Lorazepam 4 Seizures????

    I've been on Zoloft for over a year because I get stress-induced temporal lobe seizures. Since starting the Zoloft, I was seizure free for over a year but now I was home from work today because I had seizures all day long. However, I am very stressed because my mother died last month and I'm just starting to grieve now, so I'm not surprised that I had seizures today. I used to take Ativan and Lorazepam years ago for stress but I've "graduated" to the Zoloft because I started getting the seizures when I'd get super-stressed (the seizures started in 2003). It's important to remember that anti-anxiety and anti-depression drugs like the ones we're on don't take our anxiety, stress, and depression away totally, they just "take the edge" off of our conditions to make it easier to deal with life. They're not "happy pills" or "miracle cures." I'm going to see my neurologist on Wednesday to see if she wants me to "graduate" to anti-seizure meds.

     
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    Re: R U Taking Only Ativan/Lorazepam 4 Seizures????

    Generally, lorazepam is used for stopping seizures that won't stop- not as a primary seizure medication.....

     
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    Old 06-19-2006, 07:17 PM   #5
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    Re: R U Taking Only Ativan/Lorazepam 4 Seizures????

    Good point. Everybody responds to things differently....it's just an 'off-label' use for a primary seizure , like other meds are good for pain, but are primarily antidepressants .

     
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    Old 06-20-2006, 11:56 AM   #7
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    Re: R U Taking Only Ativan/Lorazepam 4 Seizures????

    Yeah, Dilantin is often used for trigeminal neuroalgia, and other AEDs for neurological and chronic pain...Antidepressants are commonly used for chronic pain. Lots of "off label" uses, although there are more that are becoming "on label' uses.

     
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