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Condition: Anxious
3/19/2015 11:54:47 AM

Reviewer: Lorijean67, 35-44 Female on Treatment for 5 to less than 10 years (Patient)

Effectiveness

Current Rating: 4

Ease of Use

Current Rating: 5

Satisfaction

Current Rating: 4

Comment:
This medication has been very helpful for me. It is an additive medication,but when you go thou the panic attacks that I go thru. This medication has reduce the number and made it much easier to get past.

Condition: Anxious
2/23/2015 11:56:20 AM

Reviewer: jenib, 25-34 Female on Treatment for 10 years or more (Patient)

Effectiveness

Current Rating: 5

Ease of Use

Current Rating: 5

Satisfaction

Current Rating: 4

Comment:
Ativan helped me for many years although it made me very tired you also build a resistance and it is very hard to get if youre prescribing doctor is on holidays because it is a controlled substance. Always follow what you're dr prescribes don't drink with it either. Also caused me to have bad sleep apnea I switched to clonazapam and i don't have sleep apnea anymore. Pls be careful Also ... Show Full Comment

Condition: Anxious
1/25/2015 2:53:14 PM

Reviewer: No Xanax, 35-44 Male on Treatment for 5 to less than 10 years (Patient)

Effectiveness

Current Rating: 5

Ease of Use

Current Rating: 5

Satisfaction

Current Rating: 5

Comment:
Ativan is the best fast acting benzo available. Although it does have potential for abuse like others, unlike Xanax, Ativan is a fast acting yet smooth panic reliever that works smoothly on the way and down. I highly recommend you take Ativan before ever trying its rival, Xanax.

Condition: Anxious
1/11/2015 6:34:04 PM

Reviewer: Skippy, 55-64 Male on Treatment for 1 to 6 months (Patient)

Effectiveness

Current Rating: 3

Ease of Use

Current Rating: 4

Satisfaction

Current Rating: 3

Comment:
I developed a major anxiety or panic disorder. It was so intense and it continued for several days. It was so intense my wife took me to the ER. She thought I might be having a heart attack. Could catch my breath, could barely walk, had to be rolled into the ER by a couple of paramedics. They kept me overnight. Set up a heart cath, and put me on Lipitor and Ativan. Went back to work the next day a ... Show Full Comment

Condition: Anxious
12/13/2014 5:27:51 PM

Reviewer: linsalato, 45-54 Female on Treatment for 5 to less than 10 years (Patient)

Effectiveness

Current Rating: 5

Ease of Use

Current Rating: 5

Satisfaction

Current Rating: 1

Comment:
I have been on 2mg twice a day for 9 years. it works great for anxiety and insomnia, however I feel like I am a slave to this drug because I cannot sleep at all without it. I usually have refills on this script, but when I'm out of refills, my doctor takes forever to contact the pharmacy. I did not sleep more than a couple miserable hours every other night for 6 days. Other than that, I highly ... Show Full Comment

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