A 53-year-old male asked:
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i'm flying in a week, and having so much anxiety, can i start taking ativan (lorazepam)?

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Dr. Patty Crocker
29 years experience Anti-Aging Medicine
Why?: It is much healthier to treat anxiety without pharmaceuticals. Physical activity like walking or jogging, hobbies like knitting, reading, meditating, yoga, watching a movie, cleaning the house and generally staying busy will take your mind off the upcoming trip. You should not drive or drink alcohol when you take Ativan (lorazepam) - save it for the flight!
Answered on Sep 28, 2014

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