Our expert says:
I have absolutely no idea why anyone would recommend taking a sublingual ativan every morning ! Maybe you misunderstood your doc. The whole idea of using sublingual Ativan is to take it thus only when you feel the beginnings of a severe anxiety / panic attach, as it will be quickly absorbed and provide some rapid sedation. It is for treating panic attacks. Maybe you feel anxious when you wake, but if these are not full-blown panioc attacks, more general treatment could be more useful.
If, as it sounds, this is not your problem, this is the wrong way to treat a general Anxiety disorder, which usually does better with with CBT ( Cognitive-Behaviour Therapy ) or drugs also used as antidepressants, or both.
If you are being treated by a GP, it would be a good idea to ask to be referred to a good local psychiatrist for a fuller assessment and a discussion of treatment options
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