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Ativan For Back Pain
Lower back pain, spasms, hurt bending coming back up about a week ago. No better; which med Mobic, (meloxicam) Flexeril or Tyl/codeine? Take 0.5 Ativan 1 a day.
Talk to your doctor: Typically non-steroidals and rest is best. No heavy lifting. Conservative treatment over several weeks. ...Read more
I take Ativan 2 mg to help me sleep. Have been experiencing severe back pain and would like to take 10 mg of norco (hydrocodone and acetaminophen). Is it safe to take together?
Not safe.: Using Lorazepam that is ativan together with Hydrocodone that is norco (hydrocodone and acetaminophen) may increase side effects such as dizziness, drowsiness, and difficulty concentrating. Some people may also experience some impairment in thinking and judgment. You should tell your doctor about all other medications you use and get approval of your doctor. ...Read moreSee 2 more doctor answers
I started taking ativan (lorazepam) 1 week ago. I am unable to have an erection. If I stop taking ativan (lorazepam) will I get my erection back is it reversible? Thanks
Ok: If due to med will probably get better when med stopped. ...Read more
I took. 5 mg of klonopin (clonazepam) at 8am and it didn't seem to agree with me, how long do I have to wait to go back to the 1 mg Ativan?
Decreasing prn meds due to all the meds I take for back issues. Is l-theanine a good substitute for ativan (lorazepam) for anxiety? How effective is it?
Complex situation: I don't know what dose of Lorazepam you are on or how long you've been on it. I would not however utilize l-theanine as a substitute for lorazepam. You would first have to gradually, and I mean very gradually taper down the dose of Lorazepam under the supervision of your prescribing physician. L-theanine has shown to be as effective as Lorazepam in some studies. However, it does not block Lorazepam withdrawal. After you were to withdraw from the lorazepam, your doctor would some point introduce the other over-the-counter substance to see if it would help in terms of your anxiety. ...Read more
Will ativan (lorazepam) have still have some effectiveness that expired back in July a year ago? I got a prescription back in 2014 and it expired last year.
Expiration dates: Indicate when a batch of a medication can no longer be sold or distributed. The medication itself likely remains effective for more than two years. Take only as directed by your prescription/prescriber. Best regards for relief. ...Read more
Was only on ativan 6mg for 16 days then switched back to my klonopin (clonazepam) 2mg which I been for years before the switch how long will the ativan hang around?
Special restrictions: Ativan's half life is about 7 hrs. ...Read more
2.0 klonopin (clonazepam) 7 weeks. Useless...Dr. Switching me back on 2.5 to 3.0 ativan without any taper-alright?
OK: They are both benzodiazepines.Get a more detailed answer ›
Since I switched from ativan (lorazepam) 6mg back to clonazepam 2mg I don't have to take 2mg somedays just. 5mg is because of the ativan (lorazepam) leaving my system?
Klonopin (clonazepam) is more: Potent than ativan, (lorazepam) and this varies a great deal between people. However, if you have a history of seizures, and you are on a significant dose of benzodiazepines, sudden reductions may increase the chance of having more seizures. There are better ways to treat anxiety over the long haul than using benzos - psychotherapy (esp cognitive behavioral therapy or cbt), antidepressants and other meds. ...Read more
Ok my dr ain't in until monday this ativan (lorazepam) is not working aniexty is horrible can I quit and go back to my clonazepam what I was taking before ativan (lorazepam)?
Switching meds: None of us know you well enough to answer that question. You may to go to the er so they can help. ...Read more
Was on klonopin for years switched to ativan (lorazepam) 6mg for 15 days now switched back to my clonazepam 2mg on my 4th day bavk on klonopin noticed mypulse been a little low high 60 to low 70's is this normal?
Ok so I'm on my second day back on clonazepam 2mg I switched from ativan (lorazepam) 6mg snd pulse is low it's 65 should I be worried?
Treating Anxiety: These drugs are so similar there will be no discernible difference. The side effects will be exactly the same. And, remember these drugs are not curing or preventing anxiety. You need a fully different approach to do that. These drugs are sedatives. They do not prevent or cure anxiety. ...Read more
I take Ativan (lorazepam) for my anxiety. Will a week off of it make my urine test come back negative? How many days until it's gone? It was. 5 mg.
Drugs of abuse (DOA): If you have been taking it daily for a while it will show up in your urine for up to seven days or so. BUT this may not be a drug your lab checks for..... If you are taking the med for a legitimate purpose and your position allows it you should not fear the drug test. ...Read more
BP is 97/77. Cut Ativan and Norco in half to help, not helping. Been taking Toprol (metoprolol) 50mg for years. Then at night it goes back to normal. Why???!?!
Ok ativan (lorazepam) 6mg making my aniexty worst dr is gone till monday should I go back to my clonazepam 2mg is it safe only been on ativan (lorazepam) 15 days?
I been taking. 5 mg of ativan for about 2 mos. If I stop will I have withdrawal or do I need to taper? I also started back taking Effexor (venlafaxine) for 1 mo now
Is it safe to take 1 mg of ativan (lorazepam) divided up within 7-8 hours. I took. 5 last night around 8 and now another hour ago I woke up in a panic and can't get back to sleep. Perscibed 0.5 2x a day as needed?
It is safe: As long as not doing this regularly. But you should not drive or participate in any potentially dangerous activities while taking Ativan (lorazepam). Taking Ativan (lorazepam) regularly can lead to tolerance, dependence, and/or addiction. It is safe to take on an as needed basis. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer