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Can I take ativan (lorazepam) before work?

Can I take ativan (lorazepam) before work?

Carefully: Ativan (lorazepam) is a valium derivative that is used for anxiety, tension, and for seizures. The side effect is sleepiness. Low doses are usually well tolerated and will relax you and allow usual function. Higher doses will put you to sleep. Understand why you are using it. Balance the benefit to the side effects. ...Read more

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Pain Relief (Definition)

A recent study showed that in a hospitalized group of patients it was not the actual degree of pain relief that determined patient satisfaction. It was the perceived concern on the part of the heath care providers and their attempts to alleviate the degree of pain that mattered. Even ...Read more


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Would a benzo like Ativan be better for anxiety or is an ssri like lexapro (escitalopram) better for anxiety relief. I need it to be quick acting.

Would a benzo like Ativan be better for anxiety or is an ssri like lexapro (escitalopram) better for anxiety relief. I need it to be quick acting.

Anxiety: An SSRI would be the best bet for longer relief, would be once a day dosing, and you’d not have to think about it, being benefited by having the anxiety treated 24/7 with minimal commitment and medical repercussions. However, it takes time to work; in that case, a benzo works faster, and sometimes using a benzo while waiting for the SSRI to take effect can be useful in some cases. ...Read more

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Dr Rx'd. 5mg Ativan (lorazepam) 1x/day as needed for short-term relief of recent anxiety & assoc muscle tension. Am worried abt dependence. How do I avoid that?

Dr Rx'd. 5mg Ativan (lorazepam) 1x/day as needed for short-term relief of recent anxiety & assoc muscle tension. Am worried abt dependence. How do I avoid that?

You're right.: Benzo's do promote dependence if unchecked. You have awareness of this, which is a good prognosticator. Talk with your doc, but you could alternate the ativan (lorazepam) with other things that do not have as high a dependency-inducing profile. Valerian root comes to mind. Stay away from alcohol. What about aerobic exercise (including sex)? ...Read more

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Can I drink yogi honey lavender stress relief tea that contains chamomile, lemon balm, and lavender with 1mg of ativan tonight?

Can I drink yogi honey lavender stress relief tea that contains chamomile, lemon balm, and lavender with 1mg of ativan tonight?

Yes: That tea will have benefits in terms of helping you to relax, and, of course, the Ativan will also help you to relax. Both the tea and Ativan may make you sleepy so you'll be more sleepy and relaxed if you take the tea and Ativan together than Ativan alone, but it is safe to take both. But maybe if you take the tea you could get by with 0.5 mg of Ativan. The tea is healthier for you than Ativan. ...Read more

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I was diagnosed with erosive gastritis, GERD, and hiatal hernia. I have terrible stomach pain. Why is Ativan (lorazepam) the only thing that gives me any relief?

I was diagnosed with erosive gastritis, GERD, and hiatal hernia. I have terrible stomach pain. Why is Ativan (lorazepam) the only thing that gives me any relief?

Stress: Because everything you described could be caused by stress.
Ativan is a good stress relief medication, that why you feel better with it, as you know it is not enough, with it you need to take all the medication that have been prescribed to you to allow the digestive system to heal.
find a way to relax, like yoga, or meditation.
your stomach is a mirror of your mood.
fix your mood.
good luck. ...Read more

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How is ativan (lorazepam)?

For what condition: Please give us a little more information. Otherwise you can look it up on wikipedia. Com and simply type in Ativan (lorazepam) if general information about the medication is all that you desire. Best wishes. ...Read more

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What is ativan (lorazepam)?

What is ativan (lorazepam)?

A Mild Tranquilizer: Ativan (generic lorazepam) belongs to the benzodiazepine family of medications. Ativan when prescribed and taken appropriately can be used for the short-term relief of mild anxiety. It is addictive and has potential for abuse. Close monitoring is important. Use the lowest effective dose for the shortest interval. Other members of this family include valium, xanax, (alprazolam) and klonopin. ...Read more

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Is ativan (lorazepam) addicting?

Is ativan (lorazepam) addicting?

Yes: Ativan (lorazepam) is a benzodiazipine, this class of meds can be addicting, even small doses used over an extended period of time can be very difficult to stop. Some people take them as prescribe and find it very hard to stop, others can be more overtly addicted and continue to take higher and higher doses. In general best for short term use only. Try to avoid if history of addiction like alcohol. ...Read more

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How dangerous is Ativan (lorazepam)?

How dangerous is Ativan (lorazepam)?

Ativan (lorazepam): Mainly sedation, depends on dose. Also since it is short-acting, tolerance & abuse can develop with continued use. ...Read more

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Is it okay to take ativan (lorazepam)?

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Is it okay to take ativan (lorazepam)?

Ativan (lorazepam): As prescribed, and along with counseling, yes. ...Read more

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Can you die from 100 ativan (lorazepam)?

Can you die from 100 ativan (lorazepam)?

Overdosing: If you are considering overdosing on Ativan (lorazepam) or any other medication or substance, please don't. You can go to an emergency room, dial 911, or call 1-800-273-talk (8255) -- the national suicide prevention lifeline. They will connect you with local resources to help you. ...Read more

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Can I take ativan (lorazepam) before work?

Carefully: Ativan (lorazepam) is a valium derivative that is used for anxiety, tension, and for seizures. The side effect is sleepiness. Low doses are usually well tolerated and will relax you and allow usual function. Higher doses will put you to sleep. Understand why you are using it. Balance the benefit to the side effects. ...Read more

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How can I use my ativan (lorazepam) wisely?

How can I use my ativan (lorazepam) wisely?

Wise Use of Ativan: I commend you for wanting to use Ativan wisely.
Use Ativan for following symptoms if their intensity is 7 or more on a Scale of 10:
• Excessive worrying and brooding
• Mind racing
• Restlessness
• Difficulty in concentration
• Irritability
• Upsetness
• Muscular tension
•Physical symptoms due to Anxiety
•Avoid Alcohol
Dose, frequency and duration of Ativan should be monitored by your Psychiatrist. ...Read more

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Ativan (lorazepam) tolerance, what to do?

Ativan (lorazepam) tolerance, what to do?

Wean off ativan (lorazepam): Ativan (lorazepam) is meant for short term use or occasional rescue use only. This is because people will develop tolerance and dependence on ativan (lorazepam).
For persistent anxiety an long term anxiety controller medication should be used.
Ativan (lorazepam) must be weaned off slowly to minimize withdrawal symptoms. ...Read more

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What sort of medicine is ativan (lorazepam)?

What sort of medicine is ativan (lorazepam)?

Anti-anxiety: Ativan (lorazepam) is a medication used to treat anxiety, panic attacks in particular. It is in a class of medications known as benzodiazepines which share similar properties such as valium, klonopin, xanax, (alprazolam) and Librium the advantage is that it works quickly, but the risks are developing a physical dependence (tolerance over time and withdrawal when stopping it) or an addiction. ...Read more

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Can I take ativan (lorazepam) and ibrophen?

Can I take ativan (lorazepam) and ibrophen?

Yes: No interactions were found between ativan (lorazepam) & ibuprofen using a drug interaction checker. That does not mean the a reaction isn't possible. ...Read more

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What are some common side effects for Ativan?

What are some common side effects for Ativan?

Ativan s/e: Mainly sedation, feeling sleepy. Dizziness or confusion can occur but less common with low doses. Tell prescribing doc if you are sensitive to meds in general or Ativan type meds. Ask for the lowest possible dose to start and increase gradually with doctor supervision. Take care. ...Read more

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Can 0.5 mg of ativan (lorazepam) make u high?

Can 0.5 mg of ativan (lorazepam) make u high?

Maybe: What dose can give you a feeling of euphoria depends on multiple things. Dose, age, height, weight, metabolism, etc can all be a factor. ...Read more

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How often take 1mg ativan (lorazepam) safetly?

Ativan (lorazepam): What does your prescription say? Ativan (lorazepam) is generally prescribed every 6 to 8 hours but you should take it as prescribed by your doctor! ...Read more

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Can I take. 5mg of Ativan with 3mg of lunesta?

Can I take. 5mg of Ativan with 3mg of lunesta?

Not a problem if: Ok if the same MD is prescribing or if different MDs that they both know. Also be careful w Ativan and Lunesta both addicting ...Read more

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How high a dose of ativan (lorazepam) is. 5 mg?

Not high: Depends on what it is used for an frequency and person receiving the medication. For sedation or pre procedure anxiolysis, higher doses are required ...Read more

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Anyone familiar with ativan (lorazepam) dosage?

Anyone familiar with ativan (lorazepam) dosage?

YES: Ativan (lorazepam) comes in. 5mg 1mg 2 mg and can be given as an injection or iv. ...Read more

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How to reduce. 75 ativan (lorazepam) taken 2x a day?

Anxiety, Ativan: Accuretic for Blood pressure side effects may be- dizziness, headache, sleep problems, upset stomach, and diarrhea.
Anxiety can have similar symptoms.
Let wise woman in you ask:
• Stresses in life causing anxiety
• Reasons to take Ativan 0.7m/day and Duration
• Tolerance
• Use of Alcohol
Discuss with Psychiatrist
• Medication benefits, side effects
• Decrease dose
• Therapy for stresses ...Read more

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What's the best benzo to replace ativan (lorazepam)?

Depends: This question is not specific enough, sorry. It all depends on what you and your doctor are seeking to treat, duration needed, and other variable that are specific to you. ...Read more

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Need help. Is 10 days on ativan (lorazepam) too much?

YES/NO: In general as dr. Nemerof explained, it is used for short term use. At our center we have been using it only for short term in acute stress, dentist, flight or other specific infrequent phobias, due to its short action and interdose withdrawal with consequent elevation of baseline anxiety, we have not been using it for generalized anxiety disorder /long term
good luck and feel better. ...Read more

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How long does ativan (lorazepam) stay in your system?

How long does ativan (lorazepam) stay in your system?

6 to 8 hours active: Ativan (lorazepam) is a mid range benzodiazepine with an active period of 6-8 hours of sedation. After 6-8 hours, Ativan passes again through the liver. Now the liver breaks the Ativan into 2 parts- each part has no psycho-active effects. Lower dosages are used for geriatric adults and medically debilitated patients. Their bodies are slower to metabolize Ativan into its 2 inactive parts. ...Read more

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What is it like to be on the drug ativan (lorazepam)?

What is it like to be on the drug ativan (lorazepam)?

Sedative: Fairly immediate onset benzodiazepine, the class of drugs that are used to reduce anxiety, sedate or put to sleep, also used for seizures (to stop them quickly) and sometimes for dizziness or nausea because of the sedation, but also can cause amnesia. Sometimes used to relax muscles but the reason is because of the CNS sedation. Useful, but very addictive. ...Read more

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Is it ok to take 5 mg ativan (lorazepam) twice a day?

Is it ok to take 5 mg ativan (lorazepam) twice a day?

Very high dose: 5 mg of Ativan (lorazepam) is a very high dose, and may not be safe to use twice a day. It could be if your doctor prescribed it, and you've developed that much tolerance to it -- but this could be a different kind of problem. If you've left out a decimal point and mean. 5mg instead, this could be safe if your doctor prescribed it that way. Please review with your physician. ...Read more

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Ativan (Definition)

Ativan (lorazepam) is a medication used to treat a person with anxiety or anxiety related to depression. Lorazepam is a type of medication called a benzodiazepine. It slows the activity in a person's brain, so he is ...Read more