I am sorry you have anxiety and panic attack type symptoms.
it is fine to use ativan 2-3 times a week to decrease your anxiety symptoms. this is not abusive and your anxiety symptoms need treatment.
I think you are talking about the beta blocker propranolol which can help decrease anxiety somewhat and also help calm down fast heart beat symptoms. yes, talk to you doctor about it. they should prescribe it to you to help your anxiety or fast heart beat symptoms.
lexapro can take 4-6 weeks to start to work to help decrease anxiety symptoms. it could help you not have to take any ativan.
you have to try it to see if it works for you. that is the only way to know
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