Thanks for the reply .
Well, after you switch over to Estrogel from estrace , then you may start on either Paxil CR ( paroxetine controlled release ) or Zoloft ( sertraline ), both of these being SSRI anti depressants , act very effectively as anti depressants as well as anti anxiety drugs . Since each of these two is a good anti anxiety drug , so there is no need to continue on 2.5 mg ativan (lorazepam ) , as i feel it is a bit higher dose of lorazepam to be given along with an anti depressant such as these mentioned above.
Just keep in mind to slowly reduce the dose of ativan to the previous dose of 1-1.5 mg / day , as abrupt stoppage may lead to distressing withdrawl symptoms of ativan.
So , i suggest you discuss the above mentioned two anti depresants with your doctor and get started on any one of them , let your doctor decide on the dose of the chosen one , and preferably one time daily dose of the chosen drug will be sufficient to start with and will suit you just fine for alleviating your symptoms.
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