Psycho-Babble Medication Thread 1070829

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lorazepam getting a rep for dependece

Posted by rjlockhart37 on September 5, 2014, at 22:02:33

i've been on ativan many years ago....2mg X 3 daily.....but it was mainly because i had panic attacks in high school around people, thats why the dose was modereate....

but i've read on the wikipedia.....it's saying it's a "high potency" benzodiapine....
http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Lorazepam

im not trying to be sarcastic, but i always Xanax was the main one for depedence and abuse, it has a short half life and does give a better mood feeling than ativan, ativan just kinda sedates you, relaxed, laid back, calm.....xanax kinda increases the mood and relives anxiety.....

my old pdoc said lorazepam was more dependece causing than xanax.....why?? it doesnt really give a high like xanax does......just a sedation relax feeling

????

and for clonazepam, thats the most widely used benzo today.....but it made me depressed....i took 2mg and it made just ughhhh....low mood, low anxiety, low energy, but thats for me....it does work vary well for panic attacks.....

comparison between benzos???

 

Re: lorazepam getting a rep for dependece

Posted by linkadge on September 6, 2014, at 11:04:43

In reply to lorazepam getting a rep for dependece, posted by rjlockhart37 on September 5, 2014, at 22:02:33

While Xanax has the reputation, all benzos have abuse potential.

by 'high potency' I think they just mean the low dosages used (i.e. 0.5 mg of lorazepam = 20 mg of temazepam).

Linkadge

 

Re: lorazepam getting a rep for dependece

Posted by Christ_empowered on September 6, 2014, at 18:44:58

In reply to lorazepam getting a rep for dependece, posted by rjlockhart37 on September 5, 2014, at 22:02:33

valium was better than Nembutal...until it got a bad rep. Then on to Xanax. Xanax got a bad rep. Onto Klonopin and a little retro with Ativan. Now both of those pills are getting a bad rep.

 

Re: lorazepam getting a rep for dependece rjlockhart37

Posted by baseball55 on September 6, 2014, at 19:23:21

In reply to lorazepam getting a rep for dependece, posted by rjlockhart37 on September 5, 2014, at 22:02:33

> i've been on ativan many years ago....2mg X 3 daily.....but it was mainly because i had panic attacks in high school around people, thats why the dose was modereate....
2mgX3 is a moderate dose?


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