Monday, August 22, 2005

Error AGAIN... Ativan, not Avastin

It was just brought to my attention that in the post made earlier today, I stated that Denise's sedative was Avastin. It's Ativan. I made this mistake earlier in my August 11 post, to which I posted an error alert as well.
(Denise *did* receive some Avastin a few days back, but to help boost her red cells).
Ah, the joys of being mildy dyslexic! Good thing I'm not giving Denise her meds, huh? Guess I could never be a nurse.


Anonymous Ativan Side Effects said...

My name is Brian Lane and i would like to show you my personal experience with Ativan.

I am 30 years old .I started taking this drug about 10 years ago to help with some pretty bad anxiety and depression I was having at the time. I started taking a 1mg dose twice a day 1 in morning and 1 before bed. I tapered myself down to .5mg twice a day and then finally was able to get off it for about 3 months this year. I just started taking it in .5mg doses again due to the anxiety and depression resurfacing after 10 years. I dont know if its coming back because I got off the medicine or just that I am having a relapse but I have to honestly tell you that those years in between when I was taking it were the best years of my life. Just be VERY careful not to take this in larger doses.

Side Effects :
sleepiness, addiction It really helped me for what I was taking it for but it was very difficult to stop.

I hope this information will be useful to others,
Brian Lane

September 30, 2008 10:06 AM  
Anonymous ativan story said...

doc gave me a prescription for anxiety and sleeplessness. the ativan works nicely, i was on the .5mg first, then upped it to 1mg. i usually take a .5mg before bed to help me sleep. if i'm having a bad day or if i feel really anxious i'll take a 1mg pill. doesn't make me feel too loopy or too drowsy, just quiets my mind a bit and helps me relax a little. doesn't last very long tho, a couple of hours at most.

February 16, 2011 3:50 AM  

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