View Full Version : ativan is junk!

09-02-12, 10:17 PM
I had a procedure done last week that I have had before, and it is quite painful. I was suppose to get it done like 2 months ago, but I kept having anxiety because I knew what was coming. I talked to my doc about it and she gave me two .5 mg ativan. I took one 1/2 hr before my appointment and the other in the waiting room like she instructed. As soon as I got in the procedure room I started having panic and had a full blown attack once it actually started. I couldn't breathe and I was crying and heaving. NEVER again will I take that and expect it to work. Has anyone else expierienced this?

09-02-12, 11:14 PM
Ativan is one of the best SLOW ACTING benzodiazepines. IT is best for chronic, not situational anxiety.

She should have given you Xanax

Also .5 mg is a very low dose.

09-02-12, 11:17 PM
If I ever have to have another procedure done I will ask her for xanax. Thank you. I thought maybe I had some sort of super anxiety LOL