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  1. Hypertension and Anxiety? Help
    ... Most of the time I get through them and take an extra Ativan . My normal BP with 120mg Sotalol 2 times a day and ... 110 range. Yesterday went to ER, they gave me more Ativan and another BP meds and then let me go home when BP...
    ... extremely high, but it concerns me. Do you only take Ativan for anxiety, or anything else?...
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  2. Hydrochlorothiazide & Potassium - Megan E. Boris
    ... holding my own right now. He also suggest I take .25 ativan twice a day which I do plus my 2 Univasc. It seems...
    Medications also discussed in this post: Potassium Univasc

  3. High BP questions
    ... attacks back in January. I was put on Benicar 40mg and Ativan 1mg. After therapy for a couple months, the panic...
    Medications also discussed in this post: Benicar

  4. Just started Coreg - advice?
    ... did blood tests, EKG, chest x-ray. He prescribed an Ativan and I started to feel better. He then gave me the...
    Medications also discussed in this post: Metoprolol Toprol

  5. sudden spike in pressure
    ... out after the Dr. gave me Lopressor in my IV and an Ativan under my tongue. He sent me home with a prescription...
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  6. Does Cartia XT(Cardizem CD) Cause Anxiety???
    ... been since having a bad reaction to and getting off Ativan about 3 years ago...I am afraid to risk it. Can anyone...
    ... have led a pretty sedentary life since getting off Ativan for the most part...was sick on and off and I even...
    Medications also discussed in this post: Cartia

  7. Severe Skin Bruising and BP Medications
    ... caused by blood pressure medication? I have been on Ativan for about 2 years now (12.5 mg. daily), and in the...
    ... realized I stated in my first post that I was taking Ativan for my B/P.....and I meant to say Atenolol! But, Bathsheba...
    Medications also discussed in this post: Atenolol

  8. Propranolol withdrawal symptoms?
    ... Along with that I was taking anti thyroidal drugs, and Ativan (Lorazepam). I was bedridden for about 3 months...
    Medications also discussed in this post: Lorazepam Propranolol Zoloft

  9. Desperate 26yr Male - Sudden onset of Hypertension 1 month ago.
    ... went back for general physician and he prescribed ativan thinking i just had anxiety. It did help somewhat...
    ... is definitely not run-of-the mill. (Replace the Ativan with some Valium (diazapam)...Ativan is the worst...
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  10. Red Cross Hypertension
    ... my doc and if it is still high perhaps ask for some Ativan to take before I try to donate blood again. Anyone...

  11. White coat and surgery
    ... a deep sleep. Also, he gave me a valium and an ativan which I took when I arrived at the hospital. My pressures...
    Medications also discussed in this post: Valium

  12. Thyroid affecting blood pressure?
    ... made me scared too but they are giving me 6 mgs of ativan to take 1/2 hr before i go my hubby is taking me of...
    Medications also discussed in this post: Benicar Toprol

  13. Tylenol PM
    ... your doctor for an Rx for a benzodiazapine...but not Ativan . If you are rich you can get an Rx for Ambien or Lunesta...
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  14. Diovan Problems and Questions
    ... Ativan withdrawal can be a horror, but in my estimation there...

  15. Anyone taking Lotrel, Ativan, and Dilantin?
    ... give you TWO of the half dozen drugs I hate worst: ATIVAN and NORVASC (amlodipine in your LOTREL.) You haven...
    ... I despise Ativan because it is short acting and ends with a panic....
    Medications also discussed in this post: Lotrel Norvasc Cialis Diazepam Dilantin

  16. Is there a BP med w/o side effects becides diuretics?
    ... occasional other health problem, BUT I have been on ativan for that. I looked catapres up on the internet...
    Medications also discussed in this post: Diovan Lasix catapres

  17. Palpations
    ... which he said was "beautiful". He wants me to take ativan :) or go back on atenolol :) As some of you may recall...
    ... something to get you through this rough spot. I take Ativan (1mg) and it has been a lifesaver. I used to get BP ... spikes all the time~but Ativan has stopped them almost completely. I know Lenin does ... not like Ativan :D but many of us do well on it. You can take it ... to Atenolol. For me the difference was the dose of Ativan I took. I used to take 1/2 mg and I felt spacey/weird ... one mg. works just fine. If you dont want to go with Ativan ~how about trusty Valium? If doc is willing to give...
    ... palps started. I went ahead and got the script for ativan cause I've got to try something. Did I understand...
    ... wondering, also, why some people on the board say Ativan is not good. Just curious....
    ... wondering, also, why some people on the board say Ativan is not good. Just curious. Ativan is a wonderful...
    ... HCT~again I declined. Then I made the choice to add Ativan daily to my BP regime and it has worked for me. Keep ... anxiety/stress was causing my BP scares~I thought Ativan would do the trick. I take one mg per day. There is ... lower dose(1/2mg). If that does not work~try 1mg. NOTE: Ativan will not work well if you eat a meal with it. I usually ... wont give it. Be glad you have one that will! Also~ Ativan is not metabolized in the liver like many meds are...
    ... wondering, also, why some people on the board say Ativan is not good. Just curious. I have taken it previously...
    Medications also discussed in this post: Atenolol Valium Cialis Xanax Diovan

  18. Elevated BP Waking Me Out Of Sleep
    ... always a panic reaction. You're not taking lorazapam ( Ativan ) are you? It's not the BP that's waking you up...

  19. Panic/Anxiety Disorder with HBP HELP?!
    ... aquatilly, I HOPE that medicine isn't ATIVAN ...one of my pet hate's in the drug world. Often...
    ... aquatilly, I HOPE that medicine isn't ATIVAN ...one of my pet hate's in the drug world. Often ... this site and was wondering about your opinion of Ativan . ... this site and was wondering about your opinion on Ativan . Hope you don't mind my asking....
    ... Hi Karen, My mother got strung out on Ativan and took it every night to sleep...for years and years ... lays his MAJOR suicidal depression at the feet of Ativan and documents it in a very tiny book called DARKNESS ... deepest depression I've ever seen. From ONE pill. Ativan (lorazepam)was developed as a "quick hit" benzo because...
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  20. Help!!! I need any info on extreme BP spikes!
    ... on any meds at this time. A doctor in ER gave her Ativan and it worked that night. She continues to take this...

  21. Edema And High Bp,,,is This Normal??
    ... must be sensitive to the salt i do eat, now i ma on ativan for the anxiety thing,but you think that the valium...
    ... anxiety but takes a day or two to work well. I think Ativan is the absolutely worst tranquilizer ever invented...
    Medications also discussed in this post: Valium Atenolol Norvasc Potassium

  22. Off Atenolol
    ... life. She took the combination of atenolol and Ativan ...which caused her to bolt awake every night at 3 ... panic. I told her, MANY times to get off at least the Ativan but she was addicted and took one every night at 9PM ... atenolol causing anxiety and the the prescription of the Ativan to "cure it" has got to be quite common. The CURE...
    Medications also discussed in this post: Atenolol

  23. Introduction/Need Advice
    ... diazapam (Valium...BEST) or temazapam...NOT lorazapam ( ativan .) Careful though, not for everyday use...just for...
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  24. Diovan
    ... I just take 80mg once daily~and with the help of Ativan to control occassional "spikes" I am in range. Keep...
    ... I just take 80mg once daily~and with the help of Ativan to control occassional "spikes" I am in range. Keep...
    Medications also discussed in this post: Diovan

  25. Persistent anxiety attack
    ... it works similarly. But I STRONGLY recommend agains ATIVAN ...it could be on the very TOP of my hate list, and...
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  26. Think I may put myself back on BP meds
    ... thinking it may be high. My doc has tried meds like ativan ( which also makes BP go high cause it makes me feel...
    Medications also discussed in this post: Paxil

  27. Went to ER.....Very worried!!!!
    ... Lowers it a LOT. I'm getting ready to switch back to Ativan though, I like it better than Xanax. Xanax calms ... but at the same time, makes me feel kind of edgy. Ativan just made me feel "warm and fuzzy". LOL And I won ... in switching, I did that a year ago and Xanax and Ativan are just about the same thing, there's on one "ingredient...
    Medications also discussed in this post: Toprol Xanax

  28. Trouble with Toprol XL
    ... them if you do become addicted. I did that once with Ativan , and had no trouble at all. Dr. did it slowly, over...
    Medications also discussed in this post: Toprol Xanax Ziac

  29. Stopped Diovan--Hurrah!!
    ... Okay~I take Diovan and synthroid and a tiny dose of Ativan daily(to control bp spikes and anxiety). Where do...
    Medications also discussed in this post: Diovan Synthroid

  30. SPIKE update and question?
    ... report that since I have been taking the 1/2 to 1mg of Ativan daily~my bp has come down :) Now the question~my pulse...
    ... report that since I have been taking the 1/2 to 1mg of Ativan daily~my bp has come down :) Now the question~my pulse...
    ... Hi!!!!!! I'm so glad to hear that the Ativan is working for you. I kind of figured that it would ... though. What's your blood pressure running with the Ativan now? Melanie...
    ... report that since I have been taking the 1/2 to 1mg of Ativan daily~my bp has come down :) Now the question~my pulse ... Red, I think you are fine. :) Glad to hear Ativan helped with BP. BTW, 1 Mg. is very smalll and it is...
    ... ANYthing for me? I am tempted to quit it and stay on just Ativan ;) Can Diovan be stopped cold turkey? I am one of ... I thought was impossible for me to acheive~but the Ativan has helped drop it. Stumper~thank you for the re-assurance...
    Medications also discussed in this post: Diovan Synthroid

  31. How dangerous are SPIKES?
    ... constant motion until the "episode" subsides. I have Ativan which calms me~but in the hour it takes to work~I ... it is REAL and very scary. I have only had to use Ativan 2 or 3 times a month~but with this going on I wonder ... can straiten this mess out. What I mean is~take the Ativan as a preventor rather than waiting for the spike/anxiety...
    ... If I were you, I'd consider taking the Ativan everyday till you can get to another Dr. I take Xanax ... everyday, I have to. I've been on Ativan too, and if you do develop a tolerance to it, it's...
    ... worry :) I know that with my son here anyway, the Ativan will lower his BP fairly quickly. Relieve the stress ... Have you tried checking your BP after you have taken Ativan ? What was it? Whatever you do, do not be afraid of ... Ativan if it helps lower your BP. I know that alot of folks ... with stress/anxiety are worried about ativan because ALOT of people scare them by telling them...
    ... Your advice was good~because I do plan to take the Ativan everyday to help prevent these "spikes". Trying to ... and all. It is comforting for me to know that the Ativan can be used long term if need be. I have never felt...
    ... Your advice was good~because I do plan to take the Ativan everyday to help prevent these "spikes". Trying to ... and all. It is comforting for me to know that the Ativan can be used long term if need be. I have never felt...
    ... read about it. Well, enough rambling. Just try the Ativan , it's good stuff, and let me know how you do. And...
    Medications also discussed in this post: Diovan tenormin Codeine Tylenol Xanax Verapamil Atenolol

  32. Causes of Increased Heart Rate
    ... induced catecholemine sensitivity. You aren't taking ATIVAN at night are you? Try some relaxation techniques...
    ... thanks for the advice. But wondering.. why can't Ativan be taken at night. I haven't taken that pill yet but...
    ... think it's the best of the benzos. Trouble with ativan is that it wears off after a couple hours, and that...
    Medications also discussed in this post: Atenolol Valium

  33. Atacand~anyone heard of it?
    ... me he has had it for many years. I took my trusty Ativan before my appt and I felt CALM but my bp was up and ... because I used my new home monitor. Never thought Ativan could be "accelerating" me when I feel totally "CALM...
    Medications also discussed in this post: Atacand Benicar Diovan

  34. Question about Ativan?
    ... the same reaction. While I was completely relaxed on ativan I could have BP of 180/90. My doc said while some...
    ... That aspect of clonidine interests me a lot (I hate Ativan worse than poison however:D:D.) When I mentioned...
    ... to the thread title, I also have a prescription to Ativan I got one time when I told my doctor I don't sleep...
    ... mgraylorn~I encourage you to try the Ativan during the day. I am always fearful of any med but ... Ativan is the exception~it has saved me from myself~LOL! ... that the high bp numbers I got(when I had taken an Ativan ) were to blame on the machine at Walmart. Many on ... new home monitor and my bp has been fine today(with Ativan ). I only take it 2-4 times a month. I take one half...
    ... That aspect of clonidine interests me a lot (I hate Ativan worse than poison however:D:D.) When I mentioned ... Hi there:) Just wanted to let you know that Ativan and Klonopin are both benzodiazepine medications....
    ... I was prescribed Ativan for the periods of anxiety that I have every so often...
    ... misunderstood. Sorry about that:) When you said that the Ativan may have given you high blood pressure, I started ... what happened to me except I take Klonopin instead of Ativan . I have never had high blood pressure before. About ... been good. so, maybe you are right in saying that the Ativan cause your high BP. Sorry I got you confused. Chantel...
    ... Chantel~I was the one who commented that Ativan had raised my BP. I have always felt so CALM when ... the 90-100's~but I cant FEEL it. So it may be that Ativan is to blame for the irregularities in my bp and pulse ... web high and low~and not once was it indicated that Ativan raises pressure......all data claims it lowers it ... with it. The Klonopin you take is very similar to Ativan . Both can be lifesavers for anxiety/panic. My concern ... have risen to a dangerous level and all the while,the Ativan had me so chilled and calm~I was unaware/oblivious ... carefully between the BP med-the thyroid med and the Ativan (when needed). All 3 of these affect the heart/nervous...
    ... I was given Ativan last year because of HBP that wouldn't respond to...
    ... red-rider]Chantel~I was the one who commented that Ativan had raised my BP. I have always felt so CALM when ... the 90-100's~but I cant FEEL it. So it may be that Ativan is to blame for the irregularities in my bp and pulse ... web high and low~and not once was it indicated that Ativan raises pressure......all data claims it lowers it ... with it. The Klonopin you take is very similar to Ativan . Both can be lifesavers for anxiety/panic. My concern ... have risen to a dangerous level and all the while,the Ativan had me so chilled and calm~I was unaware/oblivious ... carefully between the BP med-the thyroid med and the Ativan (when needed). All 3 of these affect the heart/nervous...
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  35. Weening off Beta Blockers
    ... had a wacky fast pulse(like you). The doctor gave me Ativan which worked wonders. When I weaned from Tenormin ... I could not be "still". It was awful~The Ativan helped me for sure. Now I'm taking Diovan(which is ... not working) to lower my bp. This time around the Ativan is helpling my "nerves" but not my bp. Maybe you could ... call your MD and ask for a med(like Ativan or Valium) that will calm you while you wean off....
    Medications also discussed in this post: Diovan Valium tenormin

  36. Are store machines accurate?
    ... gauge my BP from one bad store reading. I had taken an Ativan yesterday(1/2 of 1mg tab) which I do for occassional ... and I only take a tab once a week maybe. Could the Ativan have had a paradoxal effect on me causing my bp to...

  37. 210/137 Bp
    ... Resently I started having panic attacks and am on Ativan as needed, my BP at the doctors was 210/137 so I went...
    ... Instead of calming my bp-it sent it thru the roof. Ativan saved my sanity. I still use it but only very sparingly...
    ... Resently I started having panic attacks and am on Ativan as needed, my BP at the doctors was 210/137 so I went...
    ... feel the same for a female?) anyway had to take 2 ativan tabs (thank god for them). The doctor did say that...
    ... things a person can have. It's great that you have the ativan ( I have some too ) but in the beginning I didn't...
    ... I think ATIVAN CAUSES PANIC ATTACKS...I think it is one of the 5...
    ... I think ATIVAN CAUSES PANIC ATTACKS...I think it is one of the 5 ... market! Just to clarify Lenin's statement here. Ativan and the other benzodiapines (sp?) can cause dependency...
    ... I also have ativan and take it only when needed and find it very effective...
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  38. Traveling Causes BP to Go Up
    ... condtion that needs treatment. When we give him an Ativan his BP will drop to his youthful optimal ranges of...

  39. Pretty high systolic with very low diastolic 152/51
    ... state and can't sleep without them. I have tried Ativan but it doesn't seem to help. I also bought a new...
    Medications also discussed in this post: Potassium

  40. Moms blood pressure above 200
    ... ychiatrist? I get better anxiety control with an occasional Ativan (lorazepam). I agree with the others get another...
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  41. blood pressure spike
    ... roof" mine went to 240/110 on lexapro. I had to go to Ativan to control my anxiety. Cass...
    ... I need something for anxiety, my doctor prescribes Ativan . I have no problems with spikes when I take Ativan...
    ... I agree with bharkins. Ativan works like xanax. It makes my BP go down. The SSRIs...
    Medications also discussed in this post: Lexapro Xanax

  42. How do we REALLY know what our pressure is?
    ... antidepressant Lexapro. Benzodiazipines such as Xanax or Ativan are good for short term concerning anxiety but the...
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  43. METOPROLOL Blood Pressure medicine...Listen to This ???????
    ... blocker + any benzodiazepine tranquilizer (xananx, ativan , halcion.) Panic, anxiety, and suicidal ideation ... falling into a LONG suicidal depression from the combo ativan -atenolol. That was the SAME combo my mother was on...
    ... am confused and can't sleep at night so he gave me ativan o.5 and ambien 5mg. i was taking ativan and amben...
    ... blocker + any benzodiazepine tranquilizer (xananx, ativan , halcion.) Panic, anxiety, and suicidal ideation ... falling into a LONG suicidal depression from the combo ativan -atenolol. That was the SAME combo my mother was on...
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  44. New, my HBP story with lots of Questions
    ... a day. It took 2 doses of clonidine and a shot of ativan to get my BP down to normal at the ER. The ER put...
    Medications also discussed in this post: Clonidine Paxil

  45. coming off toprol xl
    ... Last night I started feeling very weak so I took an ativan to help with sleep cuz I have had insomnia, only sleeping...
    Medications also discussed in this post: Toprol

  46. The Next Logical Step???
    ... results. All she wanted to do was give me Paxil and ativan . You already know what you get with these types of...
    Medications also discussed in this post: Atenolol Paxil

  47. What is considered high blood pressure?
    ... this happens to you? My dr tried to get me to take Ativan because of my White Coat but I refused. Just curious...
    ... this happens to you? My dr tried to get me to take Ativan because of my White Coat but I refused. Just curious...
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  48. Weight Gain on Inderal!
    ... horrible to say the least. She then tried lexapro and ativan . Same results. I tried for months to take them but...
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  49. Some questions about Atenolol
    ... the doctor didnt prescribe a low dose of Xanax or Ativan for your anxiety attacksfor about a month rather than...
    ... the doctor didnt prescribe a low dose of Xanax or Ativan for your anxiety attacksfor about a month rather than...
    Medications also discussed in this post: Atenolol Xanax

  50. Dose effectiveness
    ... my!!! After reading that, you had better add the Ativan I was given for when I am feeling anxious. No,...

  51. Newbie
    ... dropped dramatically. I say it dropped because of the ativan . Not sure if the blockage was from a car accident...
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  52. Very high BP of since I was a little boy!
    ... EKG. Was at 180/110 with a pulse of 130. Gave me an Ativan and told me to come back in 1/2 hour. BP was even...
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  53. My Experience With Doctors
    ... doesn't cause me a problem. I also have anxiety (take ativan ) I'm sorry! but they all sound like quacks. But GEEZE...
    Medications also discussed in this post: Atenolol

  54. Has ANYONE ever gotten off a beta-blocker??
    ... in my experience the benzo's, Xanax, Klonopin or Ativan are best for nipping the nervousness. The anti-depressants...
    Medications also discussed in this post: Klonopin Paxil Xanax

  55. Anxity and BP Meds
    ... Benzo's-are Anti-Anxiety medications ie Xanax, Ativan , Klonopin, Valium, etc. No jitteriness, no sexual...
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  56. Need help
    ... told me I was having a panic attack and put me on Ativan for about 2 weeks. Well, since I've ran out of the ... Ativan , I've felt more and more anxious and even thought...
    ... worst drug combination possible, it would have to be ativan -atenolol addiction. My mother got strung out on the ... state of panic (thanks to the short acting quality of ativan .) The drug should be BANNED!...
    ... and shaky and went to the ER. They gave me a shot of ativan for the nervousness and I think it fully wore off...
    ... tranquilizer and I use it often. I have my mother's ativan from years ago (I can't bear to throw drugs out.)...
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  57. 25yr old with tachycardia out of the blue!
    ... Another thing that was weird was they gave me Ativan and it didn't make me sleepy or make a difference...
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  58. Perplexing change in BP
    ... for a midnight stroll on their own! Took 0.5mg of Ativan , popped another 80mg of Diovan (you definitely can ... He then told me to go home equipped with some more Ativan for future fun and games :D Next morning after ... Decided to take another of those happy pills 0.5mg Ativan , with 10mg propranolol, and some 200mg aspirin for...
    ... wr, First order of business: throw away the Ativan ....it's the WORST pill ever invented. It's supposed...
    ... saves the day... :) What you've mentioned about Ativan (luckily I haven't been on them long) shocks me, frankly ... get it generic, it'll probably be cheaper than the Ativan I think (where I am, there's no such thing as medical...
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  59. Switching from Atenelol to Toprol?? help??
    ... terrible dependency problems. My own mother was on the Ativan (similar to Xanax)-atenolol route and it MANGLED her ... on for years....when she died I found a bagful of Ativan bottles....
    ... first hand experience off and on with anxiety and ativan . I can recommend, however, an excellent book: The...
    Medications also discussed in this post: Atenolol Xanax

  60. Is there need for concern?
    ... what is causing these headaches? Oh, I took a .05 ativan one hour before my second BP reading just to see if...
    ... what is causing these headaches? Oh, I took a .05 ativan one hour before my second BP reading just to see if...
    ... what is causing these headaches? Oh, I took a .05 ativan one hour before my second BP reading just to see if...
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  61. unstable/dizzy feeling- please help
    ... anxiety for a few years now (Im 21 yrs old ) and Im on ativan currently for anxiety. During my "attacks" alot of...
    ... when you are feeling this way. It could be that the ativan is lowering your blood pressure enough to give you...

  62. Mistake or High Blood Pressure
    ... the while addicted to daily tenormin (atenolol)and ativan (lorazepam)...a HORRIBLE combination of frighteningly...
    ... the while addicted to daily tenormin (atenolol)and ativan (lorazepam)...a HORRIBLE combination of frighteningly...
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  63. Propranolol withdrawal symptoms?
    ... anxiety but not sure. I am trying to not take any ativan ( lorazepam) if I don't have to. I don't want to get...
    ... and can't get back to sleep. Even if I take 1/2 an ativan before bed. So far all bloodwork fairly normal...
    Medications also discussed in this post: Lorazepam Toprol