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Ativan - Generic Lorazepam - Bipolar Disorder - About.com

11/16/2014
06:07 | Author: Molly Young

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Ativan - Generic Lorazepam - Bipolar Disorder - About.com

Ativan (generic name lorazepam) is a benzodiazepine sometimes prescribed to alleviate anxiety and difficulty sleeping for those with bipolar disorder (manic.

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Ativan (Lorazepam) Bipolar Medication Side Effects - Bipolar Disorder

9/15/2014
04:46 | Author: Chloe Allen

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Ativan (Lorazepam) Bipolar Medication Side Effects - Bipolar Disorder

Catalogue of side effects for the medication Ativan - generic Lorazepam This prescription drug may be used in the treatment of bipolar disorder.

Less common: Anxiety; confusion (may be more common in the elderly); fast, pounding, or irregular heartbeat; lack of memory of events taking place after benzodiazepine is taken (may be more common with triazolam); mental depression.

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Abdominal or stomach cramps or pain; blurred vision or other changes in vision; changes in sexual desire or ability; constipation; diarrhea; dryness of mouth or increased thirst; false sense of well-being; headache; increased bronchial secretions or watering of mouth; muscle spasm; nausea or vomiting; problems with urination; trembling or shaking; unusual tiredness or weakness Always Notify Doctor:

If you notice any other effects, check with your doctor.

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Ativan Straight Talk on Managing Bipolar Disorder - Bipolar Happens

7/14/2014
02:19 | Author: Nicholas Clark

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Ativan Straight Talk on Managing Bipolar Disorder - Bipolar Happens

Blog Reader Question on Bipolar Disorder and Anxiety I had to take two ativan (A benzodiazepine/anti anxiety med) – two ativan means I will.

FDA: Maintenance (for use in managing bipolar disorder in general) * 1974: Lithium: both * 2003: Lamictal: depression * 2004: Zyprexa: both * 2005: Abilify: both.

**And as we all know… people with bipolar disorder can’t take antidepressants alone- and if they do take them- it needs to be in combination with a mood stabilizer such as lithium, depakote or tegretol! Pristiq sounds like a resort! Who names these things! Julie.

I always know I’m depressed if I wake up and suddenly hear an avalanche of negative thoughts.

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The Effectiveness of Treating Bipolar Disorder With Ativan - Bipolar

5/13/2014
12:12 | Author: Chloe Allen

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The Effectiveness of Treating Bipolar Disorder With Ativan - Bipolar

The generic equivalent for Ativan is lorazepam. This drug is a benzodiazepine which is used to alleviate anxiety for those who suffer from bipolar disorder.

Avoid alcohol while taking this medication. Ativan should not be used by women who are pregnant or plan to become pregnant or in nursing mothers. Do not quit taking this medication without first consulting with your doctor, as withdraw symptoms can occur.

People with bipolar disorder take many medications for their condition. The effects of Ativan are proffered over other similar medicines. Some medicines regulate moods, others help with anxiety or aggression and some help with sleep problems. The after effects of Ativan, especially for sleeping, do not wear off too quickly or linger too long after waking.

If you experience behavioral changes, hallucinations or yellow skin or eyes, contact your doctor immediay. Side effects such as stomach pains, diarrhea, increased thirst and trembling or shaking are less reported side effects. Common side effects include clumsiness and a feeling of being unsteady. Drowsiness and slurred speech have been reported. Dizziness and lightheadedness are also common.

Ativan effectively provides short term anxiety relief, as well as relief from depression. This medicine is seldom used alone to treat bipolar disorder. Though this medicine effectively does this, it is not intended to relieve anxiety from everyday stress. Using this medication along with other mood stabilizing medications has shown great significance in the treatment of bipolar disorder.

It has also been used to relieve sleeping issues in people with bipolar disorder. This drug is a benzodiazepine which is used to alleviate anxiety for those who suffer from bipolar disorder. The generic equivalent for Ativan is lorazepam.

For this reason, this medicine is only prescribed to adults. The effectiveness and safety of using Ativan in children under 12 has not been established. A divided dose of 2 milligrams to 6 milligrams is determined to be safe and effective for adults. It is usually taken at bedtime.

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Ativan Life With Bipolar Disorder

3/12/2014
02:25 | Author: Molly Young

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Ativan Life With Bipolar Disorder

I now know why he wants me on the ativan in the AM–he's afraid I'll fly off this planet! This morning I woke up and my feet hit the floor running. I drove all over.

He’s gradually starting me on Depokote. I chart my moods daily for him with occasional comments to let him know what I’m feeling. He said something about another med maybe next visit but I can’t worry about that now. Yesterday, I went to see my psychiatrist. He’s weaning me off Lamictal and stopped the Abilify. He saw how long I’ve been depressed and having mixed moods and decided I’ve suffered too long.

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I’m looking forward to the day when we find the right mix of meds and blow this life sucker up! Godspeed, J.

He’s keeping me on Lithium 300 mg and starting on Depakote 100mg (and ramping up).

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