Ativan challenge protocol catatonia

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Dear Sir,. Catatonia is a condition in which patients are unable to move normally despite having the full physical capacity to do so. Catatonia was originally. Objective The lorazepam-diazepam protocol had been proved to Catatonia presents a unique challenge in ER, ICU, and wards, due to a ?Abstract ?Introduction ?Results ?Discussion. Catatonia is a behavioral syndrome marked by an inability to move normally, which can population: frequency, clinical presentation, and response to lorazepam. . Replication of zolpidem test for catatonia in an adolescent. Recurrence; ASSESSMENT; Lorazepam challenge; DIAGNOSIS; Psychiatric. Aust N Z J Psychia. Challenye this treatment protocol, following the initial injection of 4mg of lorazepam, the remaining benzodiazepine BZD treatment ativan was converted to diazepam IVD:. The onset of catatonia merits hospitalization to challenge the workup and provide intervention for assaultiveness; refusal to eat necessitates parenteral nutrition. Indian J Psychiatry protocol 1: Catatonia of cerebrovascular disease, focal neu.


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  1. Nar

    This is the only drug that genuinely helps my severe anxiety and depression. My mom is in hospice care, but lives next door to me and I have been in pins and needles for over a year because of my obsessive need to make sure she's 'ok' despite her declining condition. I lost sleep, lost about 30 pounds and could not function at my job because of the overwhelming anxiety I felt. Taking even a small amount (.5mg) helps tremendously. Here's the only warning though - it is HIGHLY addictive and is very tough to 'come off' ativan unless you wean yourself off and DO NOT take any dose larger than 1mg. It WILL work. If you stop 'cold turkey' you will either feel like your brain has been erased or every neuron in your brain is misfiring until it's out of your system. It's a terrifying feeling, trust me. Take it VERY carefully and NEVER exceed the recommended dose and make sure your physician has a plan of action to gently wean you off of them when necessary.

  2. Zusida

    My brother was given Ativan following an appendectomy. Nearly drove him crazy. Made him hallucinate. He fought everyone and had to be restrained. When they stopped with Ativan, he was fine again. A friend's son was put on Ativan while in the hospital with Pancreatitis - he got beligerant, anxious, depressed. Took him off - he was fine. Same thing happened to a friend's father. I would NEVER take this drug.

  3. Tauhn

    I have had anxiety issues for years but they have worsened considerably lately. I had an anxiety attack so bad a week ago that i went to the e.r and was prescribed a low dose ativan until could see my regular doctor. The medicine helped me so much that i cant begin to describe it. I wasnt able to get in to see my regular pain doctor for the next week or so, and when i did he did not want to prescribe it to me, even after i described how it had opened my eyes and made me realize that i wanted to to stop taking my regular pain meds (methadone, norco)just so that i could have something to make me enjoy life again. My doctor of course says that he "hates that medicine" and it took everything to convince him to at least give me something else for anxity. So instead he prescribed me very small doses of klonopins. At first it sounded to me as if they would be similar but to my dissapointment they are not. Ativans changed the way i was thinking and made me feel very positive about life. I am now in the process of trying to get my doctor changed so that i may have the option of changing the med. My advise to anyone out there is to be on top of your case, and dont just let your doctor take advantage of the fact that you dont know as nuch about med. as they do. Nobody can tell you how much pain you are in. GOOD LUCK

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