I was given a prescription for lorazepam. 1mg dose twice a day. Side affects include but not limited to: confusion, depressed mood, thoughts of suicide or hurting yourself; hyperactivity, agitation, hostility; hallucinations; or feeling light-headed, fainting. What? This is one of the reasons I wanted to avoid drugs. The problem is I made a promise to myself that I would follow my therapists suggestions and not over think them. I also decided long ago to stay away from prescription drug (drugs in general) because I saw how they changed my mom. Now I break a promise to myself or a promise to myself. I explained my anxiety towards taking medication, but I don't think she understood. I have read the paperwork with the prescription and I realize so many of these warnings are for legal reasons. Still I don't want to become an addict. Can someone who has taken lorazepam please tell me what its affects are?