Pdoc gave me ativan 0.5mg PRN. In the beginning, that was enough to make me feel fairly calm and sleepy. I took it rarely, like maybe 1 or 2 days/week.
Over the last few months, I've been taking it more often, like 0.5mg 4-5 days/week. Pdoc knows and is perfectly fine with it. But lately, it feels like it doesn't do much for me. I talked to pdoc about it and he said I was on a very small dose and wasn't worried if I took more than 1/day. After all, he prescribed PRN. I asked him how much was too much, and he hedged his answer, then told me "Just take it as I've prescribed it." Okay, I can see why he said that. But I'm still wondering. I see others on here who take 2mg 3x/day or even more. So even if were to knock back a handful (disclaimer: just a smart ass example, I'm not really planning on taking a handful of pills), the worst that would happen is that I'd take a very long sleep, right? I've been wandering around the internets for days and it seems like ativan OD is rarely fatal. Maybe some respiratory depression, coma at the worst. But rarely death. And I'm not planning on ODing anyways. I have no suicidal ideations whatsoever. But if I did end up taking too much, a nice long sleep wouldn't be tragic.
So how much is too much? Where is the danger zone? Pdoc gets sorta freaked when I start asking these sort of questions and I understand why. But I'm still curious.
Edited by khaleesi, 18 August 2011 - 05:33 PM.