Need advice on how to try out a drug....

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  1. royalfan5

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    When I fly I have a very bad time. This has led to me being prescribed Ativan. I have been told just to try it out before I fly to make sure there are no issues. So I am trying to figure out the best why to try it out. Because I feel like I shouldn't just take one at home and watch basketball to test it out. If I am going to be taking this around people, should I just go over to some Friends and hang out to gauge the effects? How hard does the stuff hit? Any advice is appreciated.
     
  2. Roger Wilco

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    Seems to be pretty heavy stuff from what I can tell from wikipedia. I wouldn't take it too often without a good reason if I were you.
     
  3. thestrangequark

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    You're worrying too much. Ativan will fix that. :)

    Seriously, they tell you to try it because it can make you drowsy. They just prescribed it to you to help you relax. Take it in the evening a few hours before you go to bed and when you have no plans to drive, and see how it effects you.
     
  4. Tiny Timby

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    Ativan is a very potent benzodiazepine, and it's frequently used to assist in detoxing alcoholics and getting them through withdrawal. So ... it can have a pretty strong effect. I wouldn't recommend using it for the first time in any situation where you would need to travel somewhere or need to operate a vehicle, anything like that.
     
  5. thestrangequark

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    I'm not trying to advocate lack of caution or anything, but popping an Ativan before a flight isn't that big a deal (so long as you're not the pilot)...
     
  6. Tiny Timby

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    I was referring more to popping one and then heading out somewhere, not the flight. :)
     
  7. royalfan5

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    Where ever I try it, I wasn't planning on operating any machinery, but since I would have to interact with people while flying, I feel like I should test that part out as well if I can.
     
  8. thestrangequark

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    ^Really, all it does is chill you out. Unless you're taking a dozen of them, it's not going to make you act weird or alter your perceptions or anything like that.
     
  9. propita

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    My husband's a pharmacist. He says to take 1/2 while at home. Do NOT drive. This will let you judge the effect before you fly.
     
  10. Spot's Meow

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    I was going to suggest taking half as well. It depends on what you know about your own body. Medication strongly affects me, I don't even like taking a Tylenol because of the side effects, so I always cut pills into smaller portions when trying something new. I remember trying Vicodin for the first time with half a pill and then throwing up several times.
     
  11. sidious618

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    There are different doses of Ativan, IIRC, so he might not have a heavy dose that he needs to half it. You should follow the doctor's instructions first and foremost. If he/she didn't say anything about halving it then don't do that. Test it on a night you have nothing to do to make sure it doesn't give you any weird side effects and that's all you need.
     
  12. thestrangequark

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    Well I just took an ambien and three glasses of red wine -- not a usuall thing for me. Been a few years actually, but the man was bringin' me down today -- anyway, and the sweet that is sweeter than sweet baby jesus' sweet tears is sweet. SO take this as either precaution or reafuckingsurance that your're gonna be just fine on a little pop of the benz!

    I'm a happy drunk. I love you wall.
     
  13. Tora Ziyal

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    ^OMG! One Ambien, all by itself, and I start hallucinating.
     
  14. Tiny Timby

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    I want to frame this.
     
  15. StolenThunder

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    Yeah, I'm not sure I'd let you on a plane.
     
  16. wissaboo

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    Ativan has never done much for me. But it all depends on the dosage take some in the evening and see how you feel
     
  17. thestrangequark

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    I had only half of one left -- and I was having my semiannual breakdown, so I needed to supplement it with vino. It worked out, I'm feeling so much better today! :D
    Heh...you should see what happened on Facebook...
     
  18. Tiny Timby

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    You can't say something like that and not provide some evidence.
     
  19. Kestra

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    I like the part where you told the wall that you love it.
     
  20. Kenbushway

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    If sickness is your problem, ever tried eating peanut butter?