I have anxiety and depression, and have been fighting through them for a long time now. I recently began taking Venafaxline and it has helped immensely! But my doctor also have me a small perscription of Ativan for the emergency times I might need it. After having taken it to get through a panic attack on a plane, I have noticed that whenever I even begin to feel anxious, I immediately think of taking Ativan. So far, I have only done that twice, but I'm worried that I might start becoming addicted to it. It's just that for someone who has lived their life with anxiety daily, it's nice to have something that removes a majority of it. Is Ativan addictive?
Thank you for your quesiton. I imagine that you think of taking Ativan when you feel anxious because it helped you in the past. However, if you continue to only take it when absolutely necessary you shouldn't have a problem. I would suggest keeping a log of when you take it. This way you will immediately notice if you are taking it more often or on a regular basis and can talk to your doctor. Although it is addictive, taking it once in a while is not going to cause addiction.
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