Re: Ativan/Lorazepam - 3 hours later - nothing. =(
The Ativan didn't help with social anxiety at all, but something strange (for me) happened last night after taking it. It was about six/seven hours later, but I went to lie on my bed to relax (which, come to think of, is something I rarely do as I know it's pointless to try to relax by not doing anything to keep my mind busy, but I did it without thinking) and the next thing I knew, I was waking up this morning! I was lying on top of a made bed, not even using a pillow. I didn't even have my breeze-simulating fan on, which I could never imagine getting to sleep without. I had one instance of annoying thoughts that would usually plague me until I got up, but I cleared my head and had no problem keeping it that way long enough to fall asleep. So either it made me just that tired (which at that point I didn't really feel, and I had also just drank coffee), or it stopped my mind from racing as much. I was just as stressed as always, had just as many reasons as always to NOT SLEEP - probably even more since I was at the doctor's getting tests done earlier in the day, which is the fleeting thought that I made go away.
But as for a euphoric feeling some have mentioned, or feeling like I could do something I normally can't do: nada.
Does that sound like a common effect of Ativan? The less-than-usual racing mind and ability to fall asleep. For years I've been going to bed around 3 or 4am because I could only sleep when I was too exhausted to think.