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how long does ativan take to kick in , & how long does it last for ?

I just took 2 mgs of ativan and it s my first time taking it. I m wondering how long does it take to kick in and what feelings should I expect and how long does it last for?
Wed, 16 Dec 2009
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Relax and rest. You will feel comfortable and don't worry about it. Don't take too often because it can be addictive and the withdrawl will seem like a heart problem or anxiety attack. Thanks for reminding me to take mine, no wonder I am up so late.
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