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How much are you taking, and how often?It is a narcotic and can be habit forming. I take it, a small dose, once a day - helps with anxiety. It can cause drowsiness. Look up side effects on webmd.com or drugstore.com
 

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How much are you taking, and how often?It is a narcotic and can be habit forming. I take it, a small dose, once a day - helps with anxiety. It can cause drowsiness. Look up side effects on webmd.com or drugstore.com
 

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I am not 100 percent positive on this, but can't you take this drug on an as needed basis?
 

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I am not 100 percent positive on this, but can't you take this drug on an as needed basis?
 

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That is what my prescription is for, only an as needed basis. Just to help me calm down on a road trip. Even if I don't even take any, just knowing they are there helps as well. I find the Hypno tapes are excellent as well.
 

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That is what my prescription is for, only an as needed basis. Just to help me calm down on a road trip. Even if I don't even take any, just knowing they are there helps as well. I find the Hypno tapes are excellent as well.
 

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Karen, how far in the tapes are you? Did you finish?I have taken it as needed years ago and had no major side effects. These drugs really effect people indivdually though.
 

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Karen, how far in the tapes are you? Did you finish?I have taken it as needed years ago and had no major side effects. These drugs really effect people indivdually though.
 

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I would test this drug out before you go on ny road trips. I have tried ativan and every time i take it i dont' remember anythign for the rest of the day. My mom says that after taking it i become very depressedand won't stop crying. I dont' remember any of it though. its like the whole day that i took the ativan didn't exist. They also gave it to me in the hospital once and i didn't remember 4 days but according to my parents and friends i was talking and acting normal(except i was being very short tempered and cried a lot more).But on the other hand ativan has helped my mom a great deal. She only takes it on a as needed basis too.So i would try taking the pill before you have to do anyhtign too important incase you react the way i did.
 

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I would test this drug out before you go on ny road trips. I have tried ativan and every time i take it i dont' remember anythign for the rest of the day. My mom says that after taking it i become very depressedand won't stop crying. I dont' remember any of it though. its like the whole day that i took the ativan didn't exist. They also gave it to me in the hospital once and i didn't remember 4 days but according to my parents and friends i was talking and acting normal(except i was being very short tempered and cried a lot more).But on the other hand ativan has helped my mom a great deal. She only takes it on a as needed basis too.So i would try taking the pill before you have to do anyhtign too important incase you react the way i did.
 

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I think i have a bottle here and so in pain that i think to take it.But i'm scared because of this post:-I would test this drug out before you go on ny road trips. I have tried ativan and every time i take it i dont' remember anythign for the rest of the day...Are you sure it's a narcotic?The narcotic don't give D normally.
 

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I think i have a bottle here and so in pain that i think to take it.But i'm scared because of this post:-I would test this drug out before you go on ny road trips. I have tried ativan and every time i take it i dont' remember anythign for the rest of the day...Are you sure it's a narcotic?The narcotic don't give D normally.
 

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spas, ativan is not narcotic. it is a tranquilizer (benzodiazapam). My son has not good side effects from it. looks depressed, spaced out. a friend of mine took it and loved it. so I guess it is unique to individual. I have never taken it so I can't give a first hand opinion. Joann
 

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spas, ativan is not narcotic. it is a tranquilizer (benzodiazapam). My son has not good side effects from it. looks depressed, spaced out. a friend of mine took it and loved it. so I guess it is unique to individual. I have never taken it so I can't give a first hand opinion. Joann
 

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I will let Ativan alone it's too stong for my bowel sensitivity.
Everything seems too strong.
 
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