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    malopres posted:
    My husband passed away he had prostate cancer, it was a year in September, I was doing okay for the first six months, and then I started to get hot flashes and hormonal feeling like when I was going through menopause, I have had a hysterectomy and am 73 years of age, so I couldn't believe what was going on. I don't know if it was a coincidence but I got a shingles shot at time the problems started. By July I asked my doctor to give me something for the anxiety, I am on the generic version of ativan 1mg. I only take one a day, I have tried cutting it to a half and even going without but it has not been working for me, I am mad at myself to think I need it, but my concern is can it become addictive.

    Caprice_WebMD_Staff responded:
    Hi Malopres and welcome to WebMD,

    This is something you should discuss with your doctor.

    I am sorry for your loss and now the health issues. Did your doctor check everything, test to see what's going on? Since this is a new symptom for you and your loss was some distance back, I hope they're exploring answers as to why you're suddenly dealing with anxiety. But if anxiety is the main issue, you may want to consider one on one therapy. We can all use support now and then.

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