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long day

Well today was a long day. Last night I had a lot of trouble sleeping. Had a hard time falling asleep and staying asleep. Read when awake and was generally restless. 1,321 more words

Mental Illness

Hiding behind prescriptions

I just learned today that Lorazepam  is the clinical(?) name for Ativan.

I know what Ativan is.

I know what Lorazepam  is.

I was treated regularly with Lorazepam…except it was never strong enough. 284 more words


Benzo withdrawal for fun and profit

It slices, it dices, it makes mincemeat of your brain. And by ‘your’, I mean mine.

Lorazepam. Powerful, seductive, addictive. It also works miracles. It did for me, anyway. 724 more words

Susan Scot Fry

On the right track with Meds…

Yesterday, I finally got to start my first dose of Lamotrigine. I’ve been waiting over three months to start this medication due to tapering off of Carbamazepine, taking out an antidepressant and switching antipsychotics. 360 more words

When It Feels Like Your Insomnia Is Never Ending

Alcohol. Weed. Ativan. Warm body.

It repeats through my head as I stare up at my ceiling for the eighth day in a row. It was 3 am and I was wide awake thinking about all of the things I had to do, should’ve done and had done poorly. 587 more words


As I’ve said in an earlier post, I have social and general anxiety. The worst being social. Up until 4 years ago I thought I was just anti social and tended to feel sick a lot when having to be around people. 611 more words