I've been with my girlfriend for a year and it's been rough. I love her and I know she loves me back, and the last thing I want is to break up with her.
She's always been very busy and very stressed. She works a lot, and worries about school a little too much. 2 weeks ago she started having panic attacks, she had 2 at school and 1-2 at home. I went to the clinic with her last week and the dr. prescribed Ativan to her (benzo). At first she was prescribed 1mg but it was too strong so her mom got it lowered to 0.5mg per dose. She takes it when she feels nervous or stressed and it calms her down.
I looked up the side-effects of Ativan and one of them is depression, plus she can get attached to them (addicted I guess). She hates school now. She says she loved it last year and the year before but now she has trouble getting up in the morning because she hates it.
This morning she called me at around 7am when I was getting ready for school. I answered and tried to cheer her up but she didn't say a word and hung up on me... So I tried to call back but I just got her voicemail like 3 times. When I finally got through she wouldn't answer any of my questions and she barely said two words. Then she got mad at me and started saying I don't care... I hate it... I try to help her but she's so ungrateful sometimes I wonder why I'm with her.
Do you think Ativan could be causing depression? What should I do when she ignores me and says I don't care and crap like that?
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