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How effective is Ativan for Generalized anxiety disorder?

Summary: 293 Ativan users have rated its effectiveness for Generalized anxiety disorder.

Overall ratings: 3.4/5
Long term ratings: 3.5/5

This is a review of how effective Ativan (lorazepam) is for Generalized anxiety disorder and for what kind of people. The study is created by eHealthMe and is updated continuously.

 

 

 

 

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What is Ativan

Ativan has active ingredients of lorazepam. It is often used in stress and anxiety. (latest outcomes from 35,217 Ativan users)

Generalized anxiety disorder

Generalized anxiety disorder (excessive, uncontrollable, unexplained and often irrational worry) can be treated by Xanax, Klonopin, Clonazepam, Lexapro, Zoloft, Ativan. (latest reports from 15,927 Generalized Anxiety Disorder patients)

On Jan, 31, 2015: 293 people are studied for taking Ativan in Generalized anxiety disorder




Ativan effectiveness for Generalized anxiety disorder


Long term Ativan effectiveness for Generalized anxiety disorder

Ativan effectiveness for Generalized anxiety disorder (number of people):

not at allsomewhatmoderatehighvery high
Overall6519610139
Long term
(1+ years)
022555525

Gender of people who take Ativan for Generalized anxiety disorder * :

FemaleMale
Generalized anxiety disorder71.67%28.33%

Age of people who take Ativan for Generalized anxiety disorder * :

0-12-910-1920-2930-3940-4950-5960+
Generalized anxiety disorder0.34%0.00%3.07%18.09%28.33%23.89%11.60%14.68%

Who find Ativan more effective for Generalized anxiety disorder?

Gender of people who find Ativan more effective * :

FemaleMale
Generalized anxiety disorder72.86%27.14%

Age of people who find Ativan more effective * :

0-12-910-1920-2930-3940-4950-5960+
Generalized anxiety disorder0.71%0.00%2.86%19.29%32.14%25.00%11.43%8.57%

* Approximation only. Some reports may have incomplete information.

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    I have had the implant for 7 years. Recently the doc was concerned about more frequent palpations and my blood pressure was up. So first I was put on a couple blood pressure pills, but just a couple weeks. Then they took me off of those and put me on the Diltiazem. When anxiety skyrocketed and I ended up in the hospital, they put me on the Lorazepam. It worked pretty well for a day or two. But the anxiety is creeping back up. I took a cup of CalMag this morning and it helped bring it down to reasonable. Is it possible that the medication is what is causing the serious anxiety? I have never been anxious like this. And it fill me with adrenaline and then I just feel worse.
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    History of ment illness and anxiety, mild. 2008 started having movement memory issues. 2009 was evaluated by neuro psych and was suspected of neuro unknown. 2010 worsened. Psych claims bipolar, neuro disagrees. 2010 MRI shows arachnoid mass. Previous MRI show clivus enhancement. Recent MRI show white matter lesions. 2011 major psychotic break. Total confusion. In patient. Heavily medicated haldol exelon klonopin serroquel lithium etc. A zombie. Neuro and psych disagree as to prognosis / diagnosis. Eventually wife told I was terminal LBD. 2011 - 2012 total memory loss. June 2012 re-evaluated by Henry Ford Clinic and taken off most drugs... Memory improved slowly. Also, April 2010 internist tried sending me to neuro floor for hydrocephalus eval... That was the point if the beginning of severe memory loss. Also, neuro in 2009-2010 wanted me to have muscle biopsy for mitochondrial defect (brother positive), but insurance refused. Brother and I both had rhabdomyelitis. Currently, no drugs. Very anxious. Severe tinnitus. Headaches. Eye problems. Chronic sinusitis. Fatigue. Weakness. Loss appetite. Right side weakness. History of squamous cancer .. Nail bed. Pending ... Psych eval at neuro institute.... GI endoscopy .... Dermatology..........BOTTOM LINE .... I'm in a medical merry go round. Pick and choose. Tired of it. Mentally and physically. Legally blind. Total quality of life reversal 2008-2013. Fun wow !!
  • I have been using ventolin inhalers; reliever and preventer for about six weeks. one week ago i had severe heartburn. my doctor who prescribed proton pump inhibitor. did ventolin cause my heartburn?
    I have never suffered with heartburn or acid reflux until I began to use ventolin inhaler for moderate asthma. Doctor prescribed proton pump inhibitor, but after four days I have not got any relief from the pain and discomfort.
  • I amwondering if i have myathesia gravis (1 answer)
    I am thinking that after a long bout of going nowhere with Drs. That I might have Myathesia Gravis. My Grandmother had it and I am thinking that my brother had it when he was born.He failed to thrive at first as he was unable to suck very well. He did make it though with a forced feeding of milk and bananas. He was sickly all his life though and recently died of cancer. I noticed that my eye is drooping on the left side. I have periods of extream fatigue, my left arm is tingly and I can't seem to feed myself without changing to my right hand. I have spinal stenosis and severe pain in my hip area but my right big toe seems to be tingly from time to time. I also have a swallow problem that causes me to choke or throw up the food or drink. Pills stay part way down a lot. My G.I. guy wants to strech my esophegus. I tend to eat soft foods and stay away from steak or anything chewy. I have congestive heart failure, sudden cardiac death, syncope all of which I greatfully managed to survive. I have fibromyalgia, and some nodules on my chest wall ( i forget what that is called) I have had 5 or 6 bouts with Costochrondritus which was way worse than actually having my heart stop. Costo hurts like a beech! I am frequently short of breath, exercize intolerant and have trouble holding my water.I have good dsys and bad days. Also my left hand and the base of my scalp goes all numb and tingly sometimes. There is also a terrible electric shock type feeling in my mid back area that makes me completely stop in my tracks and feel like I have been hit with a 350 lb pro football player. I have been hypokalimic after taking water pills (Ferosimide) i have taken prendisone for the Chosto and feel better immediatly, but I have mental reactions to too much Prendisone. I am very allergic to NSAID'S and pennicillian. Anyone got any ideas that the Drs have maybe not thought of... I would sure like to get better and go dance but the last time I danced I lasted 3 minutes before I had to fall into a chair.

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  • Diagnosed 8 years ago with Breast cancer. After bi-lat mastectomy, chemo, and radiation remission was reached for 7 years. For the past year there is now mets to the bone. At this time takes exgiva and fosadex? injections onces a month. Has taken morphine for pain related to the mets to the spine and Ativan for anxiety related to the diagnosis for the past year + however recently started with hallucinations visual and auditory. Would like to know if this is common? Expected? and patient outcome predictions with these issues. Thank you for any help.

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    Lethe on Jan, 6, 2015:

    I was made an involuntary drug addict during TNIBC treatment 2 years ago. It nearly killed me with lung depression and flu feeling daily. Doctor could not identify an adverse drug event. NO ONE SHOULD TAKE A BENZODIAZEPINE longer than 2-4 weeks according to manufacturers. Doctors are the problem. Just google your drugs and look at the side effects. Hallucinations are a sign of tolerance. Visit www.benzobuddies.org to learn about these drugs. I am 5 months into withdrawal.

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    holladay71 on Jan, 4, 2015:

    Here is my information. Can anyone help me to know if this is common, expected, and if so what the patient outcome looks like as far as what a time line might look like.

    Age: 60

    Gender: female

    Conditions: Anxiety Disorder Due To A General Medical Condition, Cancer - breast

    Drugs taking:

    - Ativan (lorazepam): used for 6 - 12 months

    - Morphine Sulfate (morphine sulfate): used for 1 - 2 years

    Drug interactions have: moderate hallucinations, mixed

    Comments from or about the patient: Diagnosed 8 years ago with Breast cancer. After bi-lat mastectomy, chemo, and radiation remission was reached for 7 years. For the past year there is now mets to the bone. At this time takes exgiva and fosadex? injections onces a month. Has taken morphine for pain related to the mets to the spine and Ativan for anxiety related to the diagnosis for the past year + however recently started with hallucinations visual and auditory. Would like to know if this is common? Expected? and patient outcome predictions with these issues. Thank you for any help.

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