Ativan is a frequently prescribed medicine for panic attacks.
Have you ever taken it? Then you will know what I mean when I describe what it feels like to take it as a remedy for a panic attack.
For fast action you can put a tablet or two of Ativan under your tongue - don't chew or swallow it - just let it dissolve. It will move fairly quickly into your bloodstream. Somehow the area under your tongue is an expressway to your circulatory system.
At first you don't feel a thing.
Then you start to realize that you feel much less tense. A sense of numbness seems to float into you, and you suddenly notice that you are distant from everything. You feel indifferent to what is going on around you. You notice you are no longer anxious. Whatever caused the feelings of panic appears to have lost its strength.
You try to stand up to get up and walk and find that you are off balance, maybe dizzy. You think you might need help walking.
You feel like the terror and fear have gone somewhere else.
You don't feel sleepy but you could easily drift off into sleep.
You don't have any worries or cares.
You are way too drowsy to drive or to do anything that requires fast reactions or clear thinking. You may notice your speech is slurred.
I loved the feeling of Ativan. Not so much at the time I actually took this medicine for panic attacks to manage my intense feelings of anxiety and fear - but afterwards I would find myself thinking back to the sense of lack of panic and kind of being out of it and I would really want that feeling again.
Ativan is actually one of the many tranquilizers that are commonly prescribed for anxiety and panic. The biggest drawback of Ativan, as a medicine for panic attacks is that it is highly addictive.
I can certainly attest to that.