A 29-year-old female asked:
i'm on 1mg ativan (lorazepam) prn for ocd/anxiety. i took 1 today -tues- following a panic attack. would it be safe to drink alcohol on sat.? it is my 30th bday.
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Clinical Psychology 31 years experience
Yes but: Its hard to know from the info you provided but be careful. Even if you are not taking Ativan (lorazepam) on the day you plan on drinking it can alter your tolerance and perhaps give you some unpredictable effects. Even moderate alcohol consumption and this med is dangerous. Have fun without it.
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A 33-year-old member asked:
If I have high blood pressure, am I at higher risk of a heart attack when I am pregnant?
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Specializes in Obstetrics and Gynecology
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A 32-year-old member asked:
If I am having serious alcohol withdrawal and anxiety/panic attacks can I take ativan (lorazepam)?
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Dr. Brian Fishmananswered
Emergency Medicine 9 years experience
Must be supervised!: Benzodiazepines like Ativan (lorazepam) are the typical treatment for alcohol withdrawal, but it must be treated on an inpatient basis. The dose must be tapered gradually over several days and you must be supervised. Alcohol withdrawal can be fatal and it is imperative that you seek medical attention quickly. Benzodiazepines are undesirable for long term use. After recovery stick with a support group ega a.
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A 29-year-old member asked:
I have panic disorder and bipolar I take Zoloft (sertraline) 200mg seroquel 50mg and vallium 15mg is this safe ?
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Internal Medicine 17 years experience
Yes: Yes, that is a perfectly acceptable regimen that your doctor has recommended. Seroquel is for long-term balance of anxiety and depression, zoloft (sertraline) for depression mostly, and Valium for anxiety episodes. But you need to follow up with your psychiatrist on a regular schedule to ensure effectiveness and monitoring of ant side effects. If you get suicidal thoughts, call your doctor immediately.
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A 35-year-old member asked:
I have tingling in my left arm and im in veey pooe shape, is this an early sign of heart attack? I have trouble walking up stairs.
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Pediatrics 36 years experience
It could be.: It's possible, so please seek medical care now. Minutes can make the difference!
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A 43-year-old male asked:
Which is a better anti depressant drug to treat panic attacks, anxiety and depression. Lexapro (escitalopram) or zoloft?
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Child Psychiatry 34 years experience
Both Potentially: Lexapro (escitalopram) and zoloft are similar medications and have both been shown to be helpful for panic, anxiety, and depression. There is probably a decreased percentage of side effects with lexapro (escitalopram), (escitalopram) so it might be preferable for that reason. However, plenty of people do well with either medicine, and I have had some patients do well with zoloft after not getting benefit with lexapro (escitalopram).
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