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Ativan Vs Paxil
Carefully: Ativan (lorazepam) is a valium derivative that is used for anxiety, tension, and for seizures. The side effect is sleepiness. Low doses are usually well tolerated and will relax you and allow usual function. Higher doses will put you to sleep. Understand why you are using it. Balance the benefit to the side effects. ...Read more
Been dealing with anxiety bad for about 3-4 weeks appitetes lessened been on ativan .50 and paxil 10 lost 10lbs meds and anxiety or cancer worry?
Likely anxiety...but: Without knowing more about your physical symptoms, it's difficult to say. Getting basic labwork and a physical exam is a good idea. But, anxiety is known to cause weight loss and is much more common than any type of cancer. Be sure to follow-up about medications. If you are tolerating Paxil it may nee to be increased as that is a starting dose. Anxiety is also very responsive to psychotherapy. ...Read more
Gad/depr. Well controlled Paxil (paroxetine) and therapy 2mos. The last week, symptoms worsened. Need 1-2 ativan/day to cope. Advice/is this normal?
Dynamic Systems: Life can be quite dynamic at times. This means that the level of stress we are exposed to is also dynamic. This stress causes our neurochemistry to be dynamic as well. The end result is that our emotions, the expression of our neurochemistry, are dynamic as well. It is not uncommon to experience periodic worsening of symptoms. Always keep your md informed of any changes in your condition. ...Read more
Gad/depression well managed w/paxil for 2mos. The last week my symptoms have increased- need to take 1-2 ativan/day to cope. Advice/is this normal?
Add CBT: I would suggest finding a skilled cognitive behavioral therapist to assist with psychological portion along with your physician who manages medication. That way, you are working with a medical doctor to manage medications while having a therapist assist with cognitive restructuring, providing behavioral tools (such as worry exposure), and other techniques for coping. Good luck! ...Read more
It's been 24hours since I took a 1mg ativan. Can i still take an Ambien for sleep? I also take paxil, (paroxetine) toprol(svt) and Nexium
Yes.: A total duration in the body of less than 24 hours, and an , . Effective anti-anxiety duration of 6-9 hours for most people. Ativan is excreted in the kidney. So if your kidneys are healthy then after the 24 hours, the Ativan will not provide additive effects to the ambien, nor is its metabolism effected by the paxil (paroxetine). ...Read more
Can I use the supplement rhodiola with the anti-depressants Paxil 40 mgs and Effexor 112mgs and the sedative Ativan 1mg
or will it effect seratonlevel?
Onset anxiety 2mos & comes on when GERD is really bad. Taking Paxil (paroxetine) & Ativan. 2day doc called in Seroquel PRN, don't have those syms. What can I take?
F/57 having hysteroscopy d&c tomorrow with general anesthesia.can I take my medication today.? Which are Paxil 40mg Ativan 1mg codeine sulfate 120mg. Anastrazole 1mg I take all thsse daily.forgot to ask my doctor and today Sunday clinic are close.
Patient is already scheduled for hysteroscopy/d&C with general anesthesia. Patient should take paxil, Ativan and codeine today and do not take any in am. Avoid anastarzole(NSAID) today, tomorrow and resume day after surgery. Inform the anesthesiologist and your doctor of all that you took in am.
Good luck. ...Read more
Dx: gad &add. Paxil(3 wks) + adderall (dextroamphetamine and racemic amphetamine). Have anxiety related tremor, so take ativan prn (usu 2x/day). Tremor persists when Adderall (dextroamphetamine and racemic amphetamine) not taken. Options?
Anxiety Adderall (dextroamphetamine and racemic amphetamine):
Adderall (dextroamphetamine and racemic amphetamine) is an activating compound and can make anxiety worse and taking Ativan controls that but tremors can be a presentation of other issues too should need med changes as there are other combinations that can be considered for adhd and anxiety.
Pl contact your doctor to make changes
all the best. ...Read more
Unexplained bruising on my arms&legs >4yrs now(recently once above left breast area). On Paxil (paroxetine) ER 37.5 mg, Adderall ER 30mg, & ativan 1 mg, zyrtec 10mg?
Four years?: Four years is a very long time. Have you asked your doctor about the bruising? There are several possible explanations, but you may need some blood tests first. Start with your local medical doctor and go from there. Good luck. ...Read more
I take Paxil (paroxetine) and ativan for anxiety. Lately my legs are weak with alot of tiny bruises in inner thighs. CBC cmp CT scan thyroid EKG all normal?
Need to examine: It is not feasible to comment on the bruises without examining those. However, you weakness is likely a part of your depression/anxiety. It will sound counter-intuitive, but exercising will relieve both depression and weakness. Start with walking and increase the distance and rigor as tolerated. ...Read more
A Mild Tranquilizer: Ativan (generic lorazepam) belongs to the benzodiazepine family of medications. Ativan when prescribed and taken appropriately can be used for the short-term relief of mild anxiety. It is addictive and has potential for abuse. Close monitoring is important. Use the lowest effective dose for the shortest interval. Other members of this family include valium, xanax, (alprazolam) and klonopin. ...Read more
Drug interaction.: Midol (traditional) + paxil has some potential for interaction (increases the risk of bleeding). However, that does not mean that they can't be used together. Your pharmacist can also help with info. This information came from the Drugs. Com drug interaction checker. The risk would be higher if you were elderly or had kidney or liver disease. ...Read more
Eat thoughtfully: On or off paxil, (paroxetine) you will lose weight if you eat fewer calories than you need. Unfortunately, it takes longer to lose weight than to gain it. If you eat too little, your body goes into conservation mode, and you won't lose weight. So, eat frequent small balanced low calorie meals. And be consistent and patient! Your doctor can give you individual guidance. Weight watchers is helpful to many. ...Read more
Ativan side effects:
Having following side effects of Ativan may ake you feel sick:
See a Psychiatrist for Diagnosis; benefits and side effects of Ativan
Therapy for stresses of life. ...Read more
Yes: Anti-depressant medications are commonly prescribed in the elderly population and used with good effect and safely. A cautious strategy of prescribing is usually recommended and many doctors give the lowest possible dose to start. ...Read more
Depends: The dosage fir any medication us dependent in the condition for which it is being treated as well as the condition of the person being treated. Suggest you talk to your treating md about use of this medication. ...Read more
Treat: It works to control your anxiety symptoms. It does not work right away to remove panic symptoms, and you should take it every day for at least 6 weeks. Usually it takes several weeks for it to start working, so I recommend you start counseling as well to help you come up with ways to control your anxiety. ...Read more