13 patient evaluations for Lorazepam with a adherence rating of Sometimes

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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 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

Apr 5, 2012 (Started Aug 19, 2009)

  • Effectiveness
    Moderate (for anxious mood)
  • Side effects
    Mild (fatigue)
  • Adherence
    Sometimes
  • Burden
    Not at all hard to take
Dosage: 2 mg Daily
Advice & Tips: I only take it when necessary now. Before last relapse, i took it once in morning with my other meds. I have heard that its very addicting, so be careful! When I was hospitalized due to relapse, the doc at hospital kept pumping me with IV form and i became addicted. I was a zombie, wanted to sleep all the time, very confused and out of it. went to oral when i got home and slowly weaned off to where i only use it as needed.
Cost: < $25 monthly
Side effects: fatigue, fatigue

May 19, 2010 (Started Aug 19, 2009)

  • Effectiveness
    Moderate (for anxious mood)
  • Side effects
    Mild (fatigue)
  • Adherence
    Always
  • Burden
    Not at all hard to take
Dosage: 2 mg Daily
Advice & Tips: fatigue at first, taking it daily,fatigue stopped. now keeps me calm instead of freaking out!
Cost: < $25 monthly
Side effects: fatigue, fatigue

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Sep 15, 2011 (Started Nov 08, 2010)

  • Effectiveness
    None (for anxious mood)
  • Side effects
    Moderate (somnolence)
  • Adherence
    Sometimes
  • Burden
    Not at all hard to take
Dosage: 4 mg Daily

  • 0 helpful marks

Jun 1, 2010 (Started Sep 01, 2008)

  • Effectiveness
    None (for Increase effect of another treatment)
  • Effectiveness
    Major (for insomnia)
  • Side effects
    Severe (drowsy in morning)
  • Adherence
    Sometimes
  • Burden
    Not at all hard to take
Advice & Tips: This medication would make me unable to manage life as a whole
Cost: < $25 monthly
Side effects: drowsy in morning

Sep 25, 2009 (Started Sep 01, 2008)

  • Effectiveness
    Moderate (for Increase effect of another treatment)
  • Effectiveness
    Moderate (for insomnia)
  • Side effects
    Mild (drowsy in morning)
  • Adherence
    Sometimes
  • Burden
    Not at all hard to take
Dosage: As needed
Advice & Tips: I take only as needed. It makes me very drowsy in the AM.
Cost: < $25 monthly
Side effects: drowsy in morning

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May 21, 2010 (Started Oct 01, 2011)

  • Effectiveness
    Major (for epilepsy)
  • Side effects
    Severe
  • Adherence
    Sometimes
  • Burden
    Very hard to take
Advice & Tips: This turns me into Frankenstein and I only use it after seizures. It knocks me out for 2 days and groggy for about 3 days after. It works but its very strong.

Feb 19, 2010 (Started Oct 01, 2011)

  • Effectiveness
    Major (for epilepsy)
  • Side effects
    Severe
  • Adherence
    Sometimes
  • Burden
    A little hard to take
Advice & Tips: I take this after seizures. I was originally on Valium as a post-seizure medication but from what a doctor told us, Valium only temporarily "shuts off" my brain after seizures. The Ativan however pulls the plug out of the socket, it really shuts off the brain. After a seizure I really don't care about the side effects because I just had a seizure but if I'm going on a road trip I'll take half and it does help you sleep and makes it a lot easier to adjust to time changes and I won't have to worry about being sleep deprived.

  • 0 helpful marks

Apr 1, 2010 (Started Jan 01, 2007)

  • Effectiveness
    Moderate (for insomnia)
  • Side effects
    Mild (not clear headed next day)
  • Adherence
    Sometimes
  • Burden
    Not at all hard to take
Dosage: 1 mg Daily
Advice & Tips: It worked well for sleep. I wanted to take as few meds as possible and save my tolerance for down the road when I'll really need it to sleep. Didn't like not feeling clear headed the next day.
Cost: < $25 monthly
Side effects: not clear headed next day

  • 0 helpful marks

Mar 17, 2010 (Started May 05, 2007)

  • Effectiveness
    Moderate (for anxious mood)
  • Side effects
    Mild
  • Adherence
    Sometimes
  • Burden
    Not at all hard to take
Dosage: As needed
Advice & Tips: I definitely take this 'as needed' which means I can often go for a month w/out using it and never use it 'daily'

  • 0 helpful marks

Feb 18, 2010 (Started Jan 11, 2010)

  • Effectiveness
    Moderate (for panic attacks)
  • Side effects
    Mild
  • Adherence
    Sometimes
  • Burden
    Not at all hard to take
Dosage: As needed
Advice & Tips: I only take Ativan when I feel a panic attack coming on that the Xanax doesn't control. Ativan really helps to calm me down but the nezt day, I have no energy.
Cost: $25-49 monthly

  • 0 helpful marks

Jan 1, 2010 (Started Aug 24, 2009)

  • Effectiveness
    Major (for difficulty staying asleep)
  • Side effects
    Mild
  • Adherence
    Sometimes
  • Burden
    Not at all hard to take
Dosage: 1 mg Daily

  • 0 helpful marks
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