all meds work faster if disolved under the tongue, google 'sublimngual' and read up
they still work but slower if swallowed with water, all your meds will help but clondine isnt a beta blocker
a big dose of your meds early on wedding day and more during will help a lot
agree re no alcahol
the anxiety involved will overcome any sedation, remember you must eat before the ceremony or you can faint from low blood sugar
breathe deep and slow, relax the muscles and dont tense up, put make up on areas that go blotchy, have a wheel chair nearby just in case you start to wobble
Thanks. My doctor did tell me the sublingual ones are generally prescribed for panic attacks and work quickly which is why he said he was prescribing it - for the fast onset before the ceremony. I just have to find out how soon to take it so it works for the half hour ceremony but doesn't wear off before it is over.
I also have an ongoing prescription for clonidine (alpha blocker) and 40 mg of propranolol. I take these as needed and 0.1 mg of clonidine with 40 mg of propranolol helps a lot with the red blotches. Hopefully they don't have a bad interaction with the Ativan since I've heard it can also lower blood pressure, which would mean 3 blood pressure lowering drugs at one time.
Thanks for the advice - good tip to remember to eat - I might not have bothered due to nervousness if you hadn't mentioned it. Hopefully I don't need the wheelchair
They start working in under 5 minutes, so take them when you feel you need to take them.
Sublingual is great though. Unfortunately, here anyways, ativan sl doesn't have a generic yet. I take my clonazepam the same way even though it's not actually "meant" for that kind of use.
If there's no generic sublingual Ativan where you are, then I would be them same. I'm in Toronto. I haven't filled the prescription yet, but he wrote on it 0.5 mg Ativan sublingual and at the bottom wrote generic: lorazepam. I just assumed it would be generic since that is what the pharmacy usually provides, but if there's no generic it will likely be the Ativan they give me.
5 minutes is fairly quick. Have you taken sublingual Ativan before? I'm just wondering how long it is effective for. If I have a 2 p.m. ceremony, I'm thinking of taking it at 1:45 and hopefully it kicks in before 2 and lasts until 2:30 since someone told me the sublingual ones also wear off quickly. Thanks for the advice!