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Unread 01-22-2008, 02:30 PM
Anxiety attacks normal?

Does ativan make you tired? I want to take something during the day for anxiety but nothing thats going to make me tired. I have 1 mg ativan...if I take 1/2 would it make me sleepy?
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Unread 01-22-2008, 09:51 PM
Anxiety attacks normal?

Thank goodness for this website! My anxiety levels have been really high since the surgery. I have taken prozac for anxiety for several years now, and these days I second-guess myself, wondering if I really did take my pill this morning. I truly hope that this heightened level of anxiety will drop as time goes by. I just keep reminding myself that I've just been through a traumatic event. A controlled, traumatic event, so to speak, but still traumatic.
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Unread 01-22-2008, 10:04 PM
Anxiety attacks normal?

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Originally Posted by flameglow
Does ativan make you tired? I want to take something during the day for anxiety but nothing thats going to make me tired. I have 1 mg ativan...if I take 1/2 would it make me sleepy?
My prescribed dosage is 1/2 that (.5). If I take it during the day, provided I've eaten, then it just makes me calm. If I take it at night it helps me sleep for maybe 4 hours straight.

Tonight will be an interesting test...one of the main things that has been causing my anxiety has been resolved. So I'm interested to see if I'll still wake up in the middle of the night, anxious over something else.

I am seriously beginning to feel like I'm just plain neurotic. But I know I also minimize things...this has been a traumatic event. And I have had major life changes the past couple years that would challenge anyone. So maybe any "normal" person would react to it all with anxiety?
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Unread 01-23-2008, 12:56 AM
Anxiety attacks normal?

Hello ladies....I would like to put in my 2 cents here....For me I started having anxiety attacks after my "woman problems" started.....Strangley they got better the closer I got to surgery to the point that I didn't need to take the fast acting anxiety meds ( klonopin:xanax)...At about 5 days post op BAM they came back and hard.....So I called the dr and had my meds refilled....3 days later with all the lack of sleep and night sweats I called again and after a great talk I felt more at ease....
This is what my wonderfull dr explained.....That alot of us go through a period after surgey where we don't know where we fit anymore..Like we had dealt with somthing for so long and now it's gone...Kinda like even though it was not a fun thing it was in a way somthing we clung too...And now we are free from it...It made a lot of sense to me...That is why we get hit with this at different times...Some right away some not for months down the road......Like a form od port partum so to speak....
Like I said i have had it for a long time prior to surgey (to the point I couldn't leave the house)....But it is getting better and I'm getting a hold of it and slowly moving into my "NEW LIFE"..
I hope you all get past this and for anyone out there that feels the need meds speak up and don't be ashamed.....One thing I do know is that if you truley need it it won't make you sleepy etc......I've learned that from experience....
Dori
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