View Full Version : Anyone take Atavan?
04-20-2004, 07:39 AM
My doctor gave me a prescription for 20. She said take them at night on those bad days. So far I took one but I didn't notice anything.
For those of you taking it, what does it do to you? How do you feel?
I did have a headache the next morning, I don't know if it was related or not.
04-20-2004, 07:48 AM
I was taking 0.5 and now taking 1.0 at night to help me sleep. It does help at times but not all the time.
04-20-2004, 08:04 AM
i take klonopins 1 mg atavan is a big no no for me for some reason it brings the bad side of me out.
they kind of work the same way i believe its to help settle down your bladder and helps with spasm also a nerve pill will help keep your pain medcine in your system longer.
sending you hugs and prayers
04-20-2004, 09:29 AM
I dont take ativan but I do take valium which is similar to it. I take 2 mgs twice a day and my URO told me it would help relax my bladder.. which it seems to do.
According to pdrhealth, headaches are one of the side effects.. you can read more about it at this link:
Good luck hun :-)
04-20-2004, 05:52 PM
The fisrt time I was prescribed Ativan was to fly. I had not flown since I arrived in Yellowknife and it was about 11 years since I was brave enough to get on the place again with a little help from Ativan. It helped me. I was prescribed 15, 1 mg pills. I have about 2 of those left and that was last summer. Last summer I was also prescribed .5 mg pills. I have not had to use them yet.
Funny story about ativan. I just recently took another flight out of Yellowknife----went to Calgary, Alberta. for a little holiday. I took two ativan, cause this was what I took on the last trip out. Well by the time I arrived in Calgary I was out of it! Actually I felt more nauseated that anything. I don't really remember the cab ride to the hotel except some parts of it. The next day I was fine after a good nights sleep and was raring to explore the city of Calgary. On the flight back home I did not take any ativan and I seemed to have survived the trip with no problem. So I think I am getting better at flying and I won't have to rely on the ativan.
I do use ativan to sleep if I feel that I won't be getting any because of a bad flare.
04-21-2004, 02:37 AM
I've been taking Ativan for 3 years now. I don't take it on a daily basis anymore - just 'as needed'. I was prescribed this for my bi-polarism & it really helps when I get all out of whack or can't sleep. I usually get headaches when I start any new drug. Hold on & the headache will soon pass when your body gets used to the meds. I've never even thought about using this to settle my bladder down. I'll have to try that.
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