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Details on the use of ativan - Online Doctor Chats

Date : 21-Feb-2012
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User :   i just took two party pills and need some answers about taking ativan/ambien/or birth control pills?
Doctor :   Hi
User :   hi, i have a history of anxiety and i took two party pills from
Doctor :   Ok
User :   can i take ativan to calm myself down? im having a panic attack
User :   ive been taking it every day since late november
User :   im on .05 mgs, half a pill twice a day
User :   if you can call me, my number is 8054269289
Doctor :   Ativan is a benzodiazepine produces sedation and helps in panic attacks as well as anxiety disorders.
Doctor :   You can use this pill.
Doctor :   However I suggest you to consult your doctor for evaluation if your symptoms are severe.
User :   what can i do to decrease my reaction without pills
User :   ive been drinking water al day and i feel so light headed and dehyrdtaed
Doctor :   You can follow breathe counting exercises (deep breathing exercises)
Doctor :   Other self help measures such as a cool shower may also help in reducing the symptoms of anxiety or panic attacks.
Doctor :   If your symptoms are very frequent, then you may take the help of a counselling by a psychologist.
User :   im trying to get in touch with one now
Doctor :   Drugs such as ativan can become addictive over a period of time.
Doctor :   Hence use the other measures to help you control the symptoms (as suggested) in treating the condition.
Doctor :   You can include good sleeping habits, physical exercises, yoga, meditation, healthy diet and life style to those.
Doctor :   Have you followed what I have suggested?
User :   yes
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