I was wondering if anyone here is taking ativan? I was given it by my psychiatrist who I was referred to by my neuor ENT because he believes the anxiety I have is perpetuating the MAV. I’m not sure if its the ativan or me, but was wondering of those of you that are taking it, do you feel the vertigo/dizziness is worse? I am on very low dose, I only take an 1/8 or 1/4 of .5mg once a day. My vertigo is now the feeling of internal movement and when I’m sitting and look at my computer screen and sometimes while watching tv, it looks and feels as if the screens have moved. Today I went to the psych’s office and told him how worried I am about this med and it causing addiction. He said this very low dose will be ok. I was taking an 1/8 all last week and although it helps the anxiety I still feel dizzy. I honestly don’t know if the fear I have of the vertigo and the med is causing it to seem so much worse. Its all I can think about. The vertigo scares me death, because I just know it some disease process that they haven’t found.
I feel these sensations when I’m sitting, standing or laying down. They say ativan helps the vestibular migraine and vertigo but I’m wondering if its making mine worse. If anyone has taken this could you please help. THanks