89 patient evaluations for Lorazepam

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May 9, 2016 (Started Jul 01, 2015)

  • Effectiveness
    Major (for social anxiety disorder)
  • Effectiveness
    Major (for panic disorder)
  • Effectiveness
    Major (for generalized anxiety disorder)
  • Effectiveness
    Major (for anxious mood)
  • Side effects
    None
  • Adherence
    Always
  • Burden
    Not at all hard to take
Dosage: 5 tablet(s) Daily

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Apr 7, 2016 (Started Mar 19, 2016)

  • Effectiveness
    Major (for panic disorder)
  • Effectiveness
    Major (for anxious mood)
  • Side effects
    None
  • Adherence
    Usually
  • Burden
    Not at all hard to take
Dosage: 0.5 mg Daily
Advice & Tips: Have this drug in hand just in case of a sudden panic attack. My panic attack came out of no where, which led to struggling to breath which led to chocking. This drug calmed and stabilized my body.

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Mar 15, 2016 (Started Jan 01, 2002)

  • Effectiveness
    Slight (for bipolar disorder)
  • Side effects
    None
  • Adherence
    Always
  • Burden
    Not at all hard to take
Dosage: 2 mg Daily
Cost: < $25 monthly

  • 0 helpful marks

Dec 7, 2015 (Started Jan 01, 1998)

  • Effectiveness
    Moderate (for anxious mood)
  • Side effects
    None
  • Adherence
    Always
  • Burden
    Not at all hard to take
Dosage: 150 mg Daily
Cost: < $25 monthly

May 11, 2014 (Started Jan 01, 1998)

  • Effectiveness
    Slight (for anxious mood)
  • Side effects
    None
  • Adherence
    Always
  • Burden
    Not at all hard to take
Dosage: 150 mg Daily
Cost: < $25 monthly

May 5, 2009 (Started Jan 01, 1998)

  • Effectiveness
    Slight (for anxious mood)
  • Side effects
    None
  • Adherence
    Usually
  • Burden
    A little hard to take
Dosage: 150 mg Daily
Cost: < $25 monthly

Apr 6, 2009 (Started Jan 01, 1998)

  • Effectiveness
    Slight (for anxious mood)
  • Side effects
    None
  • Adherence
    Usually
  • Burden
    Not at all hard to take
Dosage: 150 mg Daily
Cost: < $25 monthly

  • 0 helpful marks

Jul 29, 2015 (Started Jul 01, 2014)

  • Effectiveness
    Major (for panic attacks)
  • Side effects
    None
  • Adherence
    Sometimes
  • Burden
    Not at all hard to take
Dosage: As needed
Advice & Tips: Take more often to sleep than for anxiety now. Has had more real influence on my life than any antidepressive medication. Put ME in control!

  • 0 helpful marks

Jun 18, 2015 (Started Apr 01, 2009)

  • Effectiveness
    Slight (for social anxiety disorder)
  • Side effects
    Mild (drowsiness)
  • Adherence
    Always
  • Burden
    Not at all hard to take
Cost: < $25 monthly

  • 0 helpful marks

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

  • 0 helpful marks

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

  • 0 helpful marks

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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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.

  • 0 helpful marks
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