LORAZEPAM: FDA Approved Drugs and User Comments

User Comments:

Ativan (lorazepam) for Insomnia: “I used to take sublingual ativan for sudden anxiety and panic attacks and it worked well and quickly. I did find it calming, and so I didn’t ever use it for insomnia per se, I did sometimes take it in the evening to relax and it did a fine job of that.”

wcforan (taken for 1 to 2 years) March 12, 2018

For Anxiety: “I’ve been taking lorazepam off and on for about 10 years. My former PCP prescribed it because I have panic attacks when I fly, and I was going to be flying from the US to Australia. It worked wonders. As I was subsequently diagnosed with an anxiety disorder, I’ve been consistently re-prescribed this medication. Fortunately for me, I don’t have the anxiety attacks I once did, so I don’t take this nearly as often as I used to (once a week, maybe?), and I never took it often enough to get addicted, but I can certainly see how easy it would be to get hooked. Still, it’s truly helped me when I needed it most, and still does when the nerves, nausea, and lightheadedness creep in. I’ve tried Xanax, and it didn’t work nearly as well. Correction: I tried Xanax, and it only worked for about half an hour. Also, it did nothing to ease the nausea my anxiety brings about, but it works for my two closest friends, where Ativan doesn’t. Guess it all depends on your chemical makeup.”

SJ March 9, 2018

For Insomnia: “I have been taking lorazepam for many years I started with the highest dose my dr began to lower it until I was taking just half of 0.5 mg. I am afraid am I going to have problems. But I have been wishing to leave it for I long time am I going to have withdrawal. Please let me know”

Lori (taken for 10 years or more) March 9, 2018

Ativan (lorazepam) for Anxiety: “Prescribed by G.P. for anxiety 4mg. A day approximately 10 years ago, along with Zopiclone for 15 mg. for insomnia. I started to abuse both about 2 years ago. Sitting in a Treatment Centre for Drug Addicts, while I type this. Do not take Ativan or Zopiclone, easy to become addicted to both. Went through Hell detoxing and it took 19 days to get off the Ativan. There are better medications out there for you.”

Diamond Lil (taken for 5 to 10 years) March 9, 2018

For Panic Disorder: “I must admit lorazepam is the only med that takes the edge of an anxiety attack , when I am in a crisis I might need up to 4 mg’s to calm down. I was on zoloft, but rather then take every day zoloft I use now and then lorazepam when needed is better. If you have panic disorder or anxiety attacks you are really helped with this med.”

mrjones (taken for 1 to 2 years) March 8, 2018

For Insomnia: “I started on Ativan quite innocently. About 10 years ago my doctor prescribed 1 mg a day for anxiety. But I had problems with falling asleep. I was told to take them at night. Then I became dependent on the to sleep. Years later I had to increase to 2mg together the benefit. Now, I guess I have become immune again as I am not sleeping well. So I am trapped. I don’t want to increase the dose, don’t even know if I could. No other sleep aids I have tried work. Don’t know the answer, but know I need sleep. What to do? ..,”

Keli (taken for 5 to 10 years) March 6, 2018

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