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Went to my Dr today and all my blood work is normal and stool sample came back normal, he is sure my diarrhea is a result of my anxiety.  He told me i need to get to the root of my anxiety, im struggling with that as i never notice anxiety until i got sick in march with a cold that drug out then i ened up with allergies right after.  He prescribed Escitalopram and Ativan to help me.  I started therapy on Monday.  I took an Ativan about 4 hours ago as i was quite anxious after my appointment, now i feel dead tired.  Just wondering what others experiece as side effects from medication, and also any advice on how to get to the root of my anxiety would be greatly appreciated.

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    Is that your first time taking Ativan? It can make you sleepy.
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      i've taken them before, but i always seem to experience them differently, the last two i took definitely noticed them calm me down, the first few i didn't really notice anything.  Perhaps i'm not allowing them to work for me?  idk if that makes sense
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    I take Ativan and break them in half
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    I took ativan before and now zenox I like zenox better
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    since you have diarrhea and allergies maybe you should go the food route to solve your problems eating a healthy dietand taking supplements.since it is so hard to independently noticed the side effects of a medicine it's best to look the side effects up on the website
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    Maybe they are different doses that you've had before. I take Xanax and sometimes it seems to work better than others, maybe it just depends on how anxious at the time.
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    I take xanax,at first i felt rather uncoordinated and tired. Once your body gets used to the med,it probably wont have many side affects. Only thing mine does now is make ne sleep good at night. Daytime im fine.
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