88 patient evaluations for Lorazepam

desi12
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I have:
Fibromyalgia

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Jun 11, 2015 (Started Mar 04, 2012)

  • Effectiveness
    Slight (for Social Anxiety Disorder)
  • side effects
    Mild (Fatigue)
  • Adherence
    Sometimes
  • Burden
    Not at all hard to take
Dosage: 1 other Daily
Advice & Tips: I only take when I am certain I need it. Usually 1/2 pill. I try GABA first. I simply don't like taking it as I do get tired and don't accomplish as much. It is helpful to take a whole one though to disrupt a crummy sleep pattern. Only be prepared to be tired the next day.

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depressed_to_death
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depressed_to_death
Gender: M
Data Quality: 3 stars
Depression: 4
Mania: 2
Emotional: 3
Anxiety: 3
Compulsion: 3
External Stress: Overwhelming
39 M
Function: Low
Distress: High
I am: vb
I have:
Major Depressive Disorder

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Aug 1, 2014 (Started Dec 01, 2007)

  • Effectiveness
    Moderate (for Panic Disorder)
  • Effectiveness
    Moderate (for Social Anxiety Disorder)
  • Effectiveness
    Slight (for Phobic disorder)
  • side effects
    None
  • Adherence
    Always
  • Burden
    Not at all hard to take
Dosage: 8 mg Daily

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EdSikov
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EdSikov
Sex: M
Data Quality: 3 stars
On
Mouth/throat: none
Arms: mild
Chest: mild
Legs: mild
I am: g
I have:
Parkinson's

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Jul 1, 2014 (Started Dec 10, 2011)

  • Effectiveness
    Moderate (for Sleep problems)
  • side effects
    None
  • Adherence
    Always
  • Burden
    Not at all hard to take
Dosage: 1 mg Daily
Cost: < $25 monthly

Aug 29, 2013 (Started Dec 10, 2011)

  • Effectiveness
    Moderate (for Sleep problems)
  • side effects
    None
  • Adherence
    Always
  • Burden
    Not at all hard to take
Dosage: 1 mg Daily
Cost: < $25 monthly

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rain or shine
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rain or shine
Gender: F
Data Quality: 3 stars
Depression: 1
Mania: 0
Emotional: 0
Anxiety: 0
Compulsion: 0
External Stress: None
53 F
Function: High
Distress: Low
I am: n
I have:
Bipolar I

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Mar 30, 2014 (Started Oct 16, 2009)

  • Effectiveness
    Slight (for Social Anxiety Disorder)
  • Effectiveness
    Slight (for Panic Disorder)
  • Effectiveness
    None (for Phobic disorder)
  • Effectiveness
    Slight (for Anxious mood)
  • Effectiveness
    None (for Treat my mood condition(s))
  • side effects
    Moderate (Crying, Sudden mood swing from mania to depression with anxiety)
  • Adherence
    Never taken as prescribed
  • Burden
    Not at all hard to take
Cost: < $25 monthly
Side effects: Sudden mood swing from mania to depression with anxiety

Oct 15, 2012 (Started Oct 16, 2009)

  • Effectiveness
    Slight (for Social Anxiety Disorder)
  • Effectiveness
    Slight (for Panic Disorder)
  • Effectiveness
    Slight (for Phobic disorder)
  • Effectiveness
    Slight (for Anxious mood)
  • Effectiveness
    Slight (for Treat my mood condition(s))
  • side effects
    Moderate (Crying, Sudden mood swing from mania to depression with anxiety)
  • Adherence
    Never taken as prescribed
  • Burden
    Not at all hard to take
Dosage: As needed
Cost: < $25 monthly
Side effects: Sudden mood swing from mania to depression with anxiety

Mar 25, 2011 (Started Oct 16, 2009)

  • Effectiveness
    None (for Treat my mood condition(s))
  • Effectiveness
    Moderate (for Anxious mood)
  • side effects
    Severe (Crying, Sudden mood swing from mania to depression with anxiety)
  • Adherence
    Always
  • Burden
    Not at all hard to take
Dosage: As needed
Advice & Tips: I only take this in an extreme case (panic attack, etc.) and it has been recommended I do not ever take this medication by my psychiatrist. However, I fear having a major panic attack and keep this on hand just in case. This medication is prescribed by my primary MD. This medication strongly affects my mood symptoms. I have to weigh the risks of taking this with having mood issues for the next couple of days. The mixture causes uncontrollable crying. It feels like I have been slam-dunked into severe depression. Very uncomfortable feeling. It passes after a day or so, but taking this Ativan is really not worth the trip. Of course feeling like I am going to come out of my skin and manic isn't very comfortable either. What to do?!
Cost: < $25 monthly
Side effects: Sudden mood swing from mania to depression with anxiety

Jan 3, 2011 (Started Oct 16, 2009)

  • Effectiveness
    None (for Treat my mood condition(s))
  • Effectiveness
    Moderate (for Anxious mood)
  • side effects
    Moderate (Crying, Sudden mood swing from mania to depression with anxiety)
  • Adherence
    Never taken as prescribed
  • Burden
    Not at all hard to take
Dosage: As needed
Advice & Tips: Altough Ativan works well for anxiety, which I have during mania, I do have a lot of problems if I take it for more than one day. It grabs ahold of the manic side of my bipolar disorder and slam dunks me into depression within 24 hours. I cry continuously for absolutely no reason and I have hallucinations. I cannot stop crying. It's like being on top of the world and falling into hell in less than 24 hours. I was almost hospitalized. It must interfere with my mood stablizer. I learned after a couple of incidents what was causing my psychotic episodes and now use Ativan only for major anxiety or panic attacks and then only once or twice a week if at all. Main problem I think is not enough communicating between my psychiatrist and my primary.
Cost: < $25 monthly
Side effects: Sudden mood swing from mania to depression with anxiety

Nov 25, 2009 (Started Oct 16, 2009)

  • Effectiveness
    None (for Treat my mood condition(s))
  • Effectiveness
    Moderate (for Anxious mood)
  • side effects
    Severe (Crying, Sudden mood swing from mania to depression with anxiety)
  • Adherence
    Sometimes
  • Burden
    Not at all hard to take
Dosage: As needed
Advice & Tips: I was feeling very manic so I started taking this medication a couple times a day. After about 3 or 4 days of this, I changed mood dangerously fast from manic to depression with anxiety, paranoia and hallucinations, crying for no reason, it was terrible. I was so upset I could not work. I stopped immediately. Haven't taken it in a few days and I feel better. Now I am taking only Wellbutrin. I will continue to dose myself until I can get to my new psych on December 18.
Cost: < $25 monthly
Side effects: Sudden mood swing from mania to depression with anxiety

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Nadira
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Nadira
Gender: F
Data Quality: 3 stars
Depression: 2
Mania: 0
Emotional: 1
Anxiety: 0
Compulsion: 0
External Stress: Severe
55 F
Function: Moderate
Distress: Low
I am: g
I have:
Major Depressive Disorder

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Jun 15, 2013 (Started Oct 03, 2011)

  • Effectiveness
    Major (for Anxious mood)
  • side effects
    None
  • Adherence
    Sometimes
  • Burden
    Somewhat hard to take
Advice & Tips: This was as needed, and sometimes I would take 3 hours deciding if I needed this medication. Dr said 'suffering' 3 hours will not make you better faster. If you start thinking you need it you need it. I continue to underrate the impact of anxiety, and how it wears me out and the fatigue and depression that follows.

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speechlessinseattle
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speechlessinseattle
Sex: F
Data Quality: 3 stars
Bulbar: mild
Arms: none
Chest: none
Legs: moderate
I am: g
I have:
PLS

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Jan 16, 2013 (Started May 23, 2012)

  • Effectiveness
    Moderate (for Anxious mood)
  • side effects
    None
  • Adherence
    Sometimes
  • Burden
    Not at all hard to take
Dosage: As needed
Cost: < $25 monthly

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God's Worshipper
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God's Worshipper
Gender: M
Data Quality: 3 stars
Depression: 1
Mania: 0
Emotional: 0
Anxiety: 0
Compulsion: 1
External Stress: Low
58 M
Function: High
Distress: Low
I am: g
I have:
Schizoaffective Disorder

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Dec 1, 2012 (Started Jan 01, 2000)

  • Effectiveness
    Moderate (for Insomnia)
  • side effects
    Severe (Memory Loss, Drowsiness, Paranoia)
  • Adherence
    Usually
  • Burden
    Not at all hard to take
Dosage: 0.5 mg Daily
Cost: < $25 monthly
Side effects: Drowsiness, Memory Loss

Aug 20, 2012 (Started Jan 01, 2000)

  • Effectiveness
    Moderate (for Insomnia)
  • side effects
    None
  • Adherence
    Never taken as prescribed
  • Burden
    Not at all hard to take
Dosage: As needed
Cost: < $25 monthly
Side effects: Drowsiness, Memory Loss

Apr 20, 2009 (Started Jan 01, 2000)

  • Effectiveness
    Moderate (for Insomnia)
  • side effects
    Moderate (Memory Loss)
  • Adherence
    Always
  • Burden
    Not at all hard to take
Dosage: As needed
Advice & Tips: Do NOT drive while taking Ativan
Cost: < $25 monthly
Side effects: Drowsiness, Memory Loss

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Polar B
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Polar B
Gender: F
Data Quality: 1 star
Depression: 1
Mania: 0
Emotional: 1
Anxiety: 2
Compulsion: 1
External Stress: Severe
50 F
Function: High
Distress: Low
I am: g
I have:
Bipolar I

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Sep 15, 2012 (Started Jul 01, 2007)

  • Effectiveness
    Slight (for Panic attacks)
  • side effects
    None
  • Adherence
    Always
  • Burden
    Not at all hard to take
Dosage: As needed
Cost: < $25 monthly

  • 0 helpful marks
TheTrishgu
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TheTrishgu
Gender: F
Data Quality: 1 star
Depression: 2
Mania: 0
Emotional: 1
Anxiety: 2
Compulsion: 2
External Stress: Severe
34 F
Function: Moderate
Distress: Moderate
I am: b
I have:
Bipolar Disorder

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Sep 10, 2012 (Started Oct 01, 2009)

  • Effectiveness
    Major (for Generalized Anxiety Disorder)
  • side effects
    Mild (Drug dependence)
  • Adherence
    Always
  • Burden
    Not at all hard to take
Dosage: 3 mg Daily
Cost: < $25 monthly

Apr 22, 2012 (Started Oct 01, 2009)

  • Effectiveness
    Moderate (for Generalized Anxiety Disorder)
  • side effects
    Mild (Drug dependence)
  • Adherence
    Usually
  • Burden
    A little hard to take
Dosage: 3 mg Daily
Cost: < $25 monthly

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Jovem Soropositivo
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Jovem Soropositivo
Gender: M
Data Quality: 2 stars
Mental Symptoms : none
Physical Symptoms : none
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VL 0
I am: g
I have:
HIV

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Sep 7, 2012 (Started Jul 25, 2012)

  • Effectiveness
    Major (for Anxious mood)
  • Effectiveness
    Major (for Vivid dreams)
  • side effects
    Moderate (Mental confusion, Sleepiness)
  • Adherence
    Always
  • Burden
    Not at all hard to take
Dosage: 1 mg Daily

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