They are depressants used to treat anxiety
and panic attacks. Another of these is Xanax, a drug I have to take along with beta blockers
to treat my thyroid illness.
When you were prescribed the ativan, the doc had reason to believe you had anxiety, but that can be caused by many other illnesses, including thyroid, parathyroid, and other glandular problems. In women, this anxiety can also be caused by incorrect hormonal balances, and/or estrogen problems.