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Condition: Anxious
9/13/2013 12:30:58 AM

Reviewer: Alphanubilus, 25-34 Male on Treatment for 1 to 6 months (Patient)

Effectiveness

Current Rating: 4

Ease of Use

Current Rating: 4

Satisfaction

Current Rating: 5

Comment:
Like any red blooded American, as soon as I was prescribed this drug, I immediately googled it on the web and saw countless horror stories. I read about all the terrible things that happened to people while on Ativan, and to be honest I haven't had any of the problems people say it caused. Back in Aug I was diagnosed GAD and my doctor prescribed to me Ativan .5mg to help cope with my anxiety. ... Show Full Comment

Condition: Anxious
9/2/2013 10:26:41 AM

Reviewer: lacygirl8667, 45-54 Female on Treatment for 1 to 6 months (Patient)

Effectiveness

Current Rating: 5

Ease of Use

Current Rating: 5

Satisfaction

Current Rating: 1

Comment:
WATCH OUT for the side effects and WITHDRAWALS with ATIVAN (lorazepam)! The hospital placed me on this medicine 3 1/2 months ago (May 19 - 29) to help with anxiety and sleep. I continued it with my primary care physician for the past 3 months, quantity 90 per month, or three 1mg tablets per day was prescribed. I abused it by taking more than my prescribed dose, and ran out 2 or 3 days ago, ... Show Full Comment

Condition: Anxious
8/27/2013 11:38:44 AM

Reviewer: Female (Patient)

Effectiveness

Current Rating: 4

Ease of Use

Current Rating: 5

Satisfaction

Current Rating: 5

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Condition: Anxious
8/15/2013 1:05:28 AM

Reviewer: 19-24 Female on Treatment for 1 to less than 2 years (Patient)

Effectiveness

Current Rating: 4

Ease of Use

Current Rating: 5

Satisfaction

Current Rating: 4

Comment:
I was first introduced to Ativan during my stay in the Psychiatric Ward. It defiantly helps calm me down at a higher dose (4-6mg) and helps me sleep at a lower dose (1-2mg). The only trouble I have is finding a doctor that will continue to prescribe it to me. I've heard it can be very addictive but I stopped taking it for a few months and felt no withdrawal, just anxious and tired (obviously). ... Show Full Comment

Condition: Anxious
8/8/2013 3:27:37 PM

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

Effectiveness

Current Rating: 3

Ease of Use

Current Rating: 3

Satisfaction

Current Rating: 4

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