Mar 12, 2011 - 10:43 pm
Can anyone give me some help with this? My dr. prescribed Ativan for me due to occasional depression but I didn't take any yet.
Well today I had to go for an MRI for an unrelated-to-breast-cancer reason (pinched nerve in my neck). My General dr. told me to take an Ativan for anxiety prior to the MRI (I have claustrophia and hyper-ventilate in that MRI machine), which I did - I took 2 actually, and I dealt with the MRI just fine.
But they really knocked me out and made me very loopy. Now how can I use Ativan on a routine basis for depression? Do I just wait until a day when I am feeling particularly low and then take an Ativan and feel loopy and out-of-it for the rest of the day? There is no way I could take that on a regular basis and still feel human. PS. I'm done with chemo, surgery, radiation, and cannot take anything like Arimidex or Herceptin since I am Triple Negative and there is nothing for me to do at this point to prevent the return of the C. That is the main reason for my somewhat depressed state of mind.
I know there are ladies on here who have reported bouts of depression following active treatment - what did your doctors prescribe for you, and did it work? How long and how often did you tske it?
Thanks for any help.