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Review: could Ativan cause Nightmare (Nightmares)?

Summary: Nightmare is found among people who take Ativan, especially for people who are female, 40-49 old, have been taking the drug for 1 - 6 months, also take medication Seroquel, and have Stress and anxiety. We study 33,072 people who have side effects while taking Ativan from FDA and social media. Among them, 170 have Nightmare. Find out below who they are, when they have Nightmare and more.

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Ativan

Ativan has active ingredients of lorazepam. It is often used in stress and anxiety. (latest outcomes from 35,245 Ativan users)

Nightmare

Nightmare (unpleasant dream) has been reported by people with quit smoking, depression, stress and anxiety, pain, high blood pressure. (latest reports from 14,358 Nightmare patients)

On May, 4, 2015: 33,066 people reported to have side effects when taking Ativan. Among them, 170 people (0.51%) have Nightmare.

Trend of Nightmare in Ativan reports

Time on Ativan when people have Nightmare * :

< 1 month1 - 6 months6 - 12 months1 - 2 years2 - 5 years5 - 10 years10+ years
Nightmare40.00%50.00%0.00%10.00%0.00%0.00%0.00%

Gender of people who have Nightmare when taking Ativan * :

FemaleMale
Nightmare59.43%40.57%

Age of people who have Nightmare when taking Ativan * :

0-12-910-1920-2930-3940-4950-5960+
Nightmare0.00%0.00%9.40%4.70%19.46%24.83%22.82%18.79%

Severity of Nightmare when taking Ativan ** :

leastmoderateseveremost severe
Nightmare0.00%66.67%0.00%33.33%

How people recovered from Nightmare ** :

while on the drugafter off the drugnot yet
Nightmare0.00%0.00%100.00%

Top conditions involved for these people * :

  1. Anxiety (31 people, 18.24%)
  2. Depression (31 people, 18.24%)
  3. Smoking cessation therapy (25 people, 14.71%)
  4. Pain (24 people, 14.12%)
  5. Insomnia (22 people, 12.94%)

Top co-used drugs for these people * :

  1. Seroquel (35 people, 20.59%)
  2. Zyprexa (29 people, 17.06%)
  3. Paxil (28 people, 16.47%)
  4. Neurontin (28 people, 16.47%)
  5. Depakote (24 people, 14.12%)

* Approximation only. Some reports may have incomplete information.

** Reports from social media are used.

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  • From this study (8 months ago):

  • I have been on lorazepam for about almost 8 months. I used it since march because of me losing sleep and having panic attacks in middle or during my sleep. I also used it for anxiety. I was once in er for having panic attacks and they gave me this and other medicines I was on was lexapro and that didn't work so stopped it and took prozac for a month than switch to paxil but my psychiatrist describled lorazepam take twice a day or three times a day I slept pretty good with it as it took about couple days to work but than I notice as I started sleeping good I get this rebound effect feeling tired in day or dopey drowsy. I also lessened my lorazepam to 2 times instead of 3 times. But I sometimes have trouble sleeping but I also notice my menstrual becomes more heavier than usual once I started taking this after I started it. I wonder if it increases blood for my menstrual cause when I was without lorazepam before I started it I had menstrual problems being late cause my anxiety and panic disorders. But now It's good I'm getting my menstruals on time now but I don't like my menstrual too heavy. Now I'm like I never really had big flowness of menstrual in long time but bleeding too much it so no good. Sorry for being disgusting. Anyways lorazepam is not for short term but yet I still use it. I also heard a rumor it might cause alzheimer's disease if taking longer? Ahh that scares me. I hate to withdrawal lorazepam because of having panic attacks again and not being able to sleep that scares me most and if I did I would have to do it at some mental health clinic or some recovery center. Too scared cause if I withdrawal it than It be like before not getting enough sleep, panic attacks. But lorazepam causes more depression though so that's another thing I'm concerned about but I am on paxil not sure that's helping either. I'm scared to keep changing or going of medicines cause of my body might start to explode. I already had some aggression fits little bit bad dreams, and sometimes I forget things. I also craving on chocolate at times even at night time which is not good since I need sleep. My crying has been very problem. I constantly cry longer than usual and I have no friends and that's another reason and me want to feel better without all the issues. Only problem paxil took months to kick in and I wish it would kick it right away like lorazepam does but lorazepam I wish can be in a longer term one to take for awhile and it kicks in better than paxil but paxil takes it's time. idk what to do but I'm scared to get myself withdrawaling since there's risk. Even switching and stopping medicines causes mind confusion and time adjustment. I keep having unusual dreams with lorazepam about my past ex boyfriends and some strange dreams about some shootings. Ugh.. I wish I never had those dreams.

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