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Ativan... was posted 05/30/2011 04:57 pm by Jo in KC
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My husband is fighting anxiety too. (Worse right now as we get ready to head to Houston and hopefully Whipple on Tuesday.)

He was having terrible problems with the nausea during the chemo/rad and the oncologist (who knew that he also had trouble with anxiety) gave him a script for Ativan. It really helped. He couldn't really take it during the day as it made him sleepy, but he has been taking one at bedtime for several weeks now - and is sleeping so much better. I would expect he could have gotten use to it during the day if he tried. But being able to sleep better made everything better, including the nausea. It is a cheap drug, well worth a try.

When the doc prescribed it for 'nausea' I did a little research and found a spot where several chemo nurses chimed in and said that it does help the nausea.

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