I never had a problem with medicine till I fell into the Ativan trap. Has this ever happened to other moms? I feel so ashamed that this has happened.

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Patricia - posted on 02/20/2013

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Maybe you can explain "trap". Do you feel you can't go on and perform daily duties without it? Do you feel there is some kind of dependency on it?

I took xanax and valium for 6 years because of life circumstances and stress and anxiety, but I finally quite it cold turkey about a month ago. No withdrawls or problems with it. I just felt it wasn't needed anymore sense we are finally settled into our lives for once.

Cris - posted on 02/20/2013

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Hi Diane-

I used to take Ativan for an anxiety disorder about 6-7 years ago. I took it, as needed, when
I couldn't sleep towards the end of my usage, and sporadically. When it was first prescribed, I took it for the full blown panic attacks. I wouldn't ever consider my usage a problem, but maybe I could help you sort out your question with you, The drug was prescribed by my psychiatrist.
Could you elaborate on what "trap" means to you? And please do not be ashamed. Realizing that you may have an issue is a very courageous thing to admit.

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