ATIVAN Reviews

Average Rating: 3.3 (701 Ratings)

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 3  Insomnia and Anxiety When I couldn't sleep I broke 1mg pill in half. It helped to get me to sleep, I felt groggy the next day. When .5mg quit working I began taking 1mg as needed. That worked for a short time but I became irritable the next day. It stopped working for sleep issues but did calm anxiety. Doc said I've been taking it too long and discontinued my prescription. Prescribed Ambien for insomnia instead. Have not started Ambien yet. Crestor increased issues that I already had with Insomnia, requiring Ambien to help me get to sleep. I have stopped crestor because of insomnia and other negative side effects. Might not use Ambien since I've eliminated a major cause of Insomnia (Crestor) and ask Dr to renew my prescription for Lorazepam because it did help to reduce anxiety. M 67 10 years
1mg 1X AN
9/27/2021
 5  Anxiety None. Iím hypersensitive to the side effects of every med Iíve ever taken except this one. It works perfectly, quickly bringing me to a calm and peaceful state of mind. I can cope and think much better. Itís a miracle drug for me Ö I take one only when I feel debilitating anxiety coming on (not every day). It brings quick and long-lasting relief. F 52
.5 1X AN
7/27/2021
 3  Anxiety & Insomnia Tired all the time. Cant sleep without it. At first it was a godsend. Now its hell. You build up tolerance quickly. So take more. Then when you dont have it, its a nightmare. Trying to get off them is horrid. Bad withdraw. Good short term use. Bad for long term use. 46 7 years
2-3mg 1X D
6/7/2021
 1  Anxiety during a hard time Took only once a month or less, then consecutively for 2 weeks as per doctor, because of panic. I now know all my symptoms were from Ativan. PLEASE donít take this drug. It will ruin your life. Took me 3 months to taper, and I am now 5 months off and still feel disabled. If you arenít sure of my account, peruse the BenzoBuddies website and see how tens of thousands of people are impacted by benzodiazepines! This drug should only be used as a one-off treatment! This class of drug is EVIL F 42 4 months
0.5mg
3/12/2021
 5  To put up with Montana bs of None Don't know why people bellyache about this drug M 61 5 years
1 mg 1X D
1/4/2021
 5  PTSD ANXIETY PANIC DISORDER None yet. I forgot what sleep was until Ativan. I usually only take my nighttime dose about 1 and half pills. This pandemic and all that life has became, I would be in the ER or worse with my panic attacks. I have not had my panic attacks some I was about 23. And no anxiety since I was about 34. This Pandemic / 2020 has been so overwhelming. I plan to stop taking my Ativan when I can take back some control over my life. F 51 7 months
2MG 2X D
12/2/2020
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 2  Every day anxiety I didn't experience any negative side effects during the brief time that I was taking Ativan. Honestly, Xanax works a lot more effectively than Ativan. I didn't want to take Xanax anymore because of all the horror stories I read about Xanax online, but Ativan pretty much did nothing for me. I didn't feel anything when I took it. It provided no relief and didn't alleviate the symptoms of anxiety at all. It just flat out didn't work. I even gave it a week and kept trying but never felt any relieving effects. M 22 7 days
1MG 2X D
8/21/2020
 5  Depression and anxiety No side effects but a little tiredness. Saved my life when my son passed. I never take more than one a day. I try not to take them every day so lots of time between doses. Just knowing I have them is comforting in itself. F 66 5 years
1 mg
6/29/2020
 5  Detox None M 36 1 months
30mg
5/10/2020
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 3  GAD/SAD/Panic Disorder None This isn't the most effective benzo on the market, sometimes it worked and sometimes it didn't. When I went to the dentist, I took 1.5mg and within an hour it gave out. A few nights ago I took 3mg, nothing good happened. Then I took 1mg a day later and it worked. Klonopin is better for me. M 38 2 months
1mg 2X W
3/14/2020
 3  Anxiety/insomnia When I first started taking it it was a god send. I was trying to quit alcohol and wasn't having success due to anxiety and panick attacks. I got off of alchol for awhile but then suddenly lost my health insurance so there went my ativan prescriptions after being on them daily for 2 years. The withdrawls were terrible and I ended up in the emergency room a couple of times. Only to get 1 ativan and then sent home. I have been off them for about 6 months but had a couple of relapses by taking my wife's ativan. Only to end up feeling withdrawl symptoms again each time. This is a very hard medication to stop taking, even trying to taper off of. I advise to stay away from it if can. Only a last option. If you do take it, quit as soon as physically possible with a doctor's assistance. M 48 2 days
.5 mg/1.5d
12/19/2019
 1  Insomnia Acute panic attacks, heart palpitations, tremors in body, electric shock feeling, anxiety, depression, extreme fatigue, agoraphobia , bad tinnitus Worse drug ever taken. It is poison and should be taken off the market. Stay away! Still having acute withdrawal symptoms after 3 months. F 68 60 days
.5 1X D
11/29/2019
 5  Had panic attacks Absolutely none I have taken this medication for over 40 years. I had severe panic attacks that attacked at anytime. I began taking 3 mg. I had to give long presentations which unnerved me. 3 mg I could talk to any crowds. I dropped it down to 2 mg and take both in the morning. I have never had any complications. Very mild. Usually only 1 mg should do it. M 71 40 years
2 mg
10/3/2019
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 5  Anxiety Disorder No side effects at prescribed dosage. I have had an anxiety disorder for most of my life. Ativan helps to keep it under control. I have never developed a tolerance, so am able to keep the dosage low. M 71 28 years
2 mg 1X D
10/2/2019
 1  Anxiety This stuff provided me with no major positive effectts at all. plus, the side effects were so bad, till one day of use was all that I could possibly stand. I got all day nausea from it, it had me feeling very fatigued and weak. It also gave me indigestion, everytime I took it,it made me feel dizzy and off balance, I experienced loss of appetite, and just feeling like total crap. In no way, shape, or form does this pill act as potent as Xanax does. If you have anxiety, the best pill for that, I don't care what nobody else says is Xanax. Total waste of time trying this stuff. F 1 days
1mg 2X D
9/19/2019
 4  Insomnia, daytime anxiety Only side effect is I can't sleep without it. Wish I had tried Valium instead but this is long lasting. Tried one night taking Benadryl and melatonin instead but didn't sleep well and felt bad the next day. Was sleeping great with Benadryl and Melatonin but didn't sleep solidly so tried this. Now I sleep for 6-7 hours straight but it's not enough. Takes 2 hours to work. F 75 80 days
1mg 1X D
9/18/2019
 1  Anxiety, panic attacks, insomnia Depression, suicidal thoughts, weakness, burning skin and organs, nerve pain, muscle twitches und muscle, joint and tendon pain, severe Insomnia, Tinnitus, dizziness, headpressure, heartracing, shortness of breath, airhunger, constipation, stabbing stomach pain, bodywide vibrations, bone pain, numbness, Intolerance of Food, supplements and medications, Weight loss, hypoglycemia symptoms, overstimulation by any kind of stimuli like light, Sounds, people, warm weather, scents. Adrenalin rushes, nightmares. No Life. After 8 months on ativan my boyfriend committed suicide because of ativan side effects. M 37 8 months
2/13/2019
 5  Trouble sleeping and anxiety No side effect, it has helped me so much with my sleeping problems. 10 years ago I was diagnosed with a tumor on my spine. It could not be removed, I was told I would slowly lose all function from the waist down. I had so much anxiety from that and the big change in my life. Ativan was my life saver, I would never sleep without it. F 54 10 years
2 MG 1X D
1/17/2019
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 3  For anxiety and depression Unsteadiness, feeling weak, insomnia twitching. Lightheadedness. Very horrible feelings. Pain in arm and back. Horrible feelings. Please help. F 67 0 weeks
0.5mg 3 ti
4/18/2018
 5  Anxiety and massive panic attacks No side effects at all Helps me sleep F 58 24 years
6 mg
1/2/2018
  

ATIVAN  (LORAZEPAM):  This medication is used to treat anxiety. Lorazepam belongs to a class of drugs known as benzodiazepines which act on the brain and nerves (central nervous system) to produce a calming effect. This drug works by enhancing the effects of a certain natural chemical in the body (GABA).   (Sources: U.S. Centers for Medicare Services, FDA)

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