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Doctor insights on: Lorazepam Ocd

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Dr. James Hall
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Lorazepam (Definition)

A medication of some versatility, a benzodiazepam of brief duration, that can be employed to stop ongoing seizure activity, can be used to control anxiety, assist as a sleep aide, and employed by a ...Read more


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Does ativan (lorazepam) help OCD and intrusive thoughts? Does it cause weight gain? What would you recommend.

Yes but not longterm: Ativan, (lorazepam) a benzodiazepine, can help with anxiety related behaviors and thoughts. However, it is not an ideal choice for long term use because one can develop tolerance for this group of drugs. Behavioral therapy is foundational for you to be able to het better with or without meds. Exercise can also be very helpful. Med choice may include an ssri. ...Read more

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taking 6oomg tegretol, 10 mg of Lexapro, (escitalopram)25 mg of trazodone and 1.5 lorazepam for ocd/mood swings.still have depression.is this a strange combination?

 taking 6oomg tegretol, 10 mg of Lexapro, (escitalopram)25 mg of trazodone and 1.5 lorazepam for ocd/mood swings.still have depression.is this a strange combination?

Not common: discuss with prescribing doc and consider second opinion. I would be happy to consult with you through my virtual practice if you are a resident of CA. If not you may be able to locate another psychiatrist with a virtual practice who is licensed in your state ...Read more

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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.

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.

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. ...Read more

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I take 1 miligram of Lorazepam once a day. I have OCD. I'm only sleepy and I don't feel it's making OCD less worse. Any idea?

Yes.: The underlying disorder in OCD is anxiety so the Lorazepam will alleviate the anxiety but will not do anything for the OCD. There are drugs used specifically for OCD, mostly SSRI's such as Luvox, Anafranil, Prozac, Zoloft, Lexapro and Paxil (paroxetine). Behavioral therapy in combination with medication is the best treatment for OCD. ...Read more

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Can OCD or depression treated with Prozac (fluoxetine) and Lorazepam cause forgottnes?

Lorazepam can : cause forgetfulness & difficulty concentrating. Call your prescribing physician if the side effects impair your daily functioning. Make a list of all prescription & over-the-counter medicines you take, including vitamins, minerals & other dietary supplements. Keep this list with you for all medical & therapy visits & in case you ever end up in the ER because of accident, injury or acute illness. ...Read more

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I'm 16 years old and I have OCD and MDD. I also take Lorazepam and Prozac (fluoxetine). I can't go to school, because of anxiety. What should I do?

I'm 16 years old and I have OCD and MDD. I also take Lorazepam and Prozac (fluoxetine). I can't go to school, because of anxiety. What should I do?

Your psychiatrist &: your parents are responsible for providing information to your school to determine if you are eligible for home-bound educational services & to develop a plan to transition you back to the classroom. Along with medications, you need regular, long-term therapy to address your anxiety, depression & school phobia. ...Read more

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Can OCD and major depression disorder treated with Prozac (fluoxetine) and Lorazepam, cause halucinations?

Can OCD and major depression disorder treated with Prozac (fluoxetine) and Lorazepam, cause halucinations?

NOT USUALLY: Hallucinations are typically an indication of a psychotic process or maybe less serious if it happens upon falling asleep or waking up. OCD does not involve hallucinations as a symptom. Antidepressants do not typically cause hallucinations either. If the is some connection then the diagnosis may need to be reconsider like possibly bipolar disorder. Speak with your doctor. ...Read more

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Is it severe if I have OCD, major depression disorder treated with Lorazepam and Prozac (fluoxetine) and I'm cutting myself and thinking about suicide?

Is it severe if I have OCD, major depression disorder treated with Lorazepam and Prozac (fluoxetine) and I'm cutting myself and thinking about suicide?

Get help now.: This is serious.If you are having thoughts about killing yourself, please be seen at the nearest emergency room now. Have a friend or relative drive you. If need be, you can call 911 for emergency services & they can provide transport. You can call the National Suicide hotline 24/7 at 1-800-273-8255. Consider dialectica Behavioral therapy. ...Read more

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Can I take 1 aspirin, if I have a hedacke? I also have OCD and depression, so I take 3 Prozac (fluoxetine) and 1 Lorazepam. Is this ok?

Can I take 1 aspirin, if I have a hedacke? I also have OCD and depression, so I take 3 Prozac (fluoxetine) and 1 Lorazepam. Is this ok?

Drug interactions.: Although taking aspirin with prozac (fluoxetine) can increase risk of bleeding - that is more so with renal/ liver disease or in elderly. Taking one aspirin is not likely to cause a problem. ...Read more