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Alcohol or drug addiction, can they take this Valium medication.?

Alcohol or drug addiction, can they take this Valium medication.?

Not safely: Outside of their brief supervised use to help people come down off their drugs of choice. Benzodiazepines are highly dependency-producing themselves, and many alcoholics have had their relapses triggered by the similar sensations they get when taking a benzo, especially valium or xanax (alprazolam) which both hit the brain quickly and hard. Under supervision by doctors who understand addiction, sometimes ok. ...Read more

Nightmares (Definition)

Also known as "dream anxiety disorder," this is a condition characterized by frequent nightmares. The nightmares, which often portray the individual in a situation that jeopardizes his or her life or personal safety, occur during the ...Read more


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Will any drugs cause sleep walking?

Will any drugs cause sleep walking?

Some can: A number of patients I have treated engaged in sleep walking while taking ambien (zolpidem). ...Read more

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Will being on Ambien (zolpidem) help with ptsd flashback nightmares?

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Will being on Ambien (zolpidem) help with ptsd flashback nightmares?

No: Generally speaking, no. It may help you sleep, but it may make your nightmares worse. Psychotherapy and different medications like Clonidine or prazosin can help with nightmares. Get help from a mental health expert if the nightmares are so bad that you can't sleep. ...Read more

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Can antidepressants and ADHD drugs drive people crazy?

Can antidepressants and ADHD drugs drive people crazy?

Side effects: Stimulants taken as directed by a physician can cause mood disorders but not likely to cause serious mental health problems. Antidepressants, especially serotonin reuptake inhibitors have been found in a minority of patients to cause unusual behavior, at times requiring hospitalization if the relationship with SSRIs are not thought about as the cause. ...Read more

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Can u use Xanax (alprazolam) to prevent alcohol withdrawal seizures?

Can u use Xanax (alprazolam) to prevent alcohol withdrawal seizures?

Alcoholism: Although Xanax (alprazolam) has been prescribed to prevent seizures, Alcohol withdrawal should be managed by a physician. If there is concern for withdrawal seizures then there is concern for alcoholism and its many complications and it is in your best interest to discuss your concerned with your family physician. ...Read more

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Can antidepressants help drug withdrawl?

They can: While not well studied for this purpose, antidepressant medications can help improve mood and frustration tolerance, making drug withdrawal less unpleasant. A number of antidepressants are also antianxiety medications and can help improve those symptoms that can happen during withdrawal. ...Read more

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So can you modify benzodiazepine dosages to take away addiction and habituation potential?

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So can you modify benzodiazepine dosages to take away addiction and habituation potential?

Take away? No: I don't believe you can absolutely remove the risk of abuse, addiction & habituation, some of which is genetically based. However, you can reduce the risk by using the lowest dose possible for the shortest amount of time necessary to achieve the goal. Most important, don't take it if you don't need it. Many times, ssris (class of antidepressants) can help mitigate need for benzodiazepine. ...Read more

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How do antiepileptic medications work to control seizures?

How do antiepileptic medications work to control seizures?

Good question: They just do - sometimes. We can sound erudite with eloquent explanations. But no one really knows. Many years ago one lab had huge success with many agents as long as they were suspended in a certain solvent. It turned out the solvent was valproic acid. When they realized it was the actual active agent, it was refined and marketed as depakote. ...Read more

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Can alcohol or drug addiction person take this Valium medication.?

Can alcohol or drug addiction person take this Valium medication.?

Valium and alcohol: Sounds like you may be taking valium on your own that is not prescribed for you . If that's the case then no one can comment . In any event if you are taking it as prescribed i hope the prescriber knows about your addictions. The bottom line is it can potentially be very dangerous depending on your history and your metabolism met the built -valium can be deadly with alcohol. ...Read more

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Taking drugs fromwhileliving abroad, now with drugs from living in the states: mirapex, saphris, (asenapine) tianeptine, etizolam. Any drug interactions? Way to find doctors with whom can consult re these issues?

Taking drugs fromwhileliving abroad, now with drugs from living in the states: mirapex, saphris, (asenapine) tianeptine, etizolam. Any drug interactions? Way to find doctors with whom can consult re these issues?

Mental health expert: It sounds like you are taking medications for muscle problems like RLS and psychiatric issues as well as anxiety. Your best option is to cobnsult wiuth a neurologist or psychiatrist. Good luck! ...Read more

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Can Depakote cause suicidal tendencies in reforming drug addicts?

Can Depakote cause suicidal tendencies in reforming drug addicts?

NO: That is like asking if af bilge pump sunk the titanic. Ok, now that I have your attention, i applaud''the reforming''. Ever taken a look beneath the''reforming drug addicts'' part?Why? Because that is where we need to help. ...Read more

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Can Levetiracetam cause nightmares when switching to Aptiom?

Can Levetiracetam cause nightmares when switching to Aptiom?

Yes: Any neurology type drug can cause nightmares .See your doctor for specific diagnosis aND treatment ...Read more

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What drugs can work for auditory hallucinations?

What drugs can work for auditory hallucinations?

Evaluation: It is important to see a psychiatrist in order to clarify what is causing the auditory hallucinations. Such symptoms can occur in many conditions and it is important to make sure the underlying condition is being addressed. Usually, at least in the short term, an antipsychotic medication is utilized, of which there are more than 20 approved in the U.S. Alone. ...Read more

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Can Propranolol 10 dampen Human's bad memory? What about Feluoxetine? Can these drugs be associated with good memories? Can they negate recalling?

Can Propranolol 10 dampen Human's bad memory? What about Feluoxetine? Can these drugs be associated with good memories? Can they negate recalling?

Expectation too high: If I understand your question you're asking if these medications can DE-intensify bad memories (I'm assuming painful/traumatic types of issues) ? Also, can they enhance or contribute to "good memories" as well as increase forgetfulness? Both can impede recall if taken in high enough dose. Neither expected to be robust with dealing with potential traumatic memory situations (i.e. PTSD). ...Read more

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Will drugs help my depression?

Will drugs help my depression?

Depression treatment: Medications typically help, but as dr. Hossain mentioned, you may benefit from other treatment approaches, including various types of psychotherapy. Most of the studies showed that the best results achieved when medications are used along with psychotherapy. The initial treatment choice depends on many other factors, including the severity of depression, social support available etc. ...Read more

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Which drugs do they give you for depression?

Which drugs do they give you for depression?

Depends on patient: There are different types of medications for depression with different side effects. This combined with a wide variation of how patients react to meds must also be considered. It boils down to finding the right med for the right patient in the right dosage. ...Read more

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can Ativan (lorazepam) help prevent PTSD episodes or can it make them more frequent/worse?

can Ativan (lorazepam) help prevent PTSD episodes or can it make them more frequent/worse?

Depends: Short acting benzodiazepines such as Ativan (lorazepam) and others are usually not the prime or first choice for treatment of PTSD . However there can be situations where it may be useful. With this type of medication you always have to be aware that dependency on them can happen ...Read more

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How can depression effect ones life?

How can depression effect ones life?

Depression sx’s can: Include feeling sad, irritable or angry; v in sex drive ; energy or motivation levels. One may socially isolate or stop involvement in normal activities. Sleep, appetite ; weight may ^ or v. Concentration, memory ; self esteem may v with an absence of joy, feelings of helplessness or hopelessness. There may be crying spells or thoughts of death or suicide. ...Read more

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Bad Dreams (Definition)

Bad dreams is a symptom in which a person remembers dreams that are stressful to him, such as scary dreams, dreams of getting chased by attackers, dreams of suffering ...Read more