A 48-year-old female asked:

My husband is on a pain reg & 0 works. fentanyl, oxycontin, vic, perc, morphine, dilaudid.. by chance at an er doc gave him 1mg of ativan & he said he finally wasnt in pain! his pain doc refuses to give him ativan says due to addiction? help?

1 doctor answer1 doctor weighed in
Dr. Gurmukh Singh
Pathology 51 years experience
There is a risk of addiction but the risk much lower than that for opiates. It may be prudent to see a different doctor for a second opinion.
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