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I been feeling a lot of tingling hands w/ a heart dropping feeling. I'm on Risperdal, Zoloft, (sertraline) and lorazepam. Is it anxiety? How do I get rid of it?

I been feeling a lot of tingling hands w/ a heart dropping feeling. I'm on Risperdal, Zoloft, (sertraline) and lorazepam. Is it anxiety? How do I get rid of it?

See MD: I'm not sure what you mean by "heart dropping feeling" but your tingling hands could be due to several things eg. anxiety or medication side effects. Not enough information here to say more. Suggest you review with your prescribing doctor to rule out med side effects. You might ask about decreasing one med such as Risperdal to see if symptoms lessen. Your doctor needs to evaluate cardiac symptom. ...Read more

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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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May I take zoloft, (sertraline) lorazepam and Dilantin at the same time. I have a history of seizures.

May I take zoloft, (sertraline) lorazepam and Dilantin at the same time. I have a history of seizures.

No interaction: There is no interaction, but you must be careful about the risk of falling and driving until you know that the lorazepam is not too sedating. ...Read more

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My father is taking 25mg of sertraline & 1 mg of lorazepam for vertigo but he seems to be getting dizzier each day should he stop the lorazepam?

My father is taking 25mg of sertraline & 1 mg of lorazepam for vertigo but he seems to be getting dizzier each day should he stop the lorazepam?

Call doc.: Both can cause dizziness. Dizziness should not be the only reason he got both meds. Call doc for advice on whether to stop, change dose, or get seen to make sure there is no serious cause of dizziness. Dizziness in older people need to be investigated thoroughly if it lasts more than a 2-3 days (and was felt to be nothing much before that). ...Read more

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Pain in calf tenderness and swelling Cause? PCOS HTN Lisinopril HCTZ Provera (medroxyprogesterone) Lorazepam Sertraline

Pain in calf tenderness and swelling Cause? PCOS HTN Lisinopril HCTZ Provera (medroxyprogesterone) Lorazepam Sertraline

Did you get injured: You want to make sure you don't have a blood clot, aka Deep Vein Thrombosis. You should have this checked out at your emergency room. Nothing to play around with. ...Read more

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I have taken 5mg of Lorazepam today, am I able to start my 50mg Sertraline (Zoloft) today?

I have taken 5mg of Lorazepam today, am I able to start my 50mg Sertraline (Zoloft) today?

Yes: Start the Zoloft (sertraline) 50 mg. Just don't drink alcohol on these meds. You should be able to ask your prescribing MD these questions. Be sure you have and keep follow-up appointments. Take care. ...Read more

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I take Zoloft (sertraline) 100 mg daily dr prescribed lorazepam. 05 mg as needed can you take the two together?

I take Zoloft (sertraline) 100 mg daily dr prescribed lorazepam. 05 mg as needed can you take the two together?

Yes....: They are safe together. Sertraline is the generic for zoloft (sertraline). They are the same drug. Take the Lorazepam only if necessary and only as prescribed. ...Read more

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I took today 6 0.5 lorazepam spaced throughout the day. I'm 30 year old female 5"2 and 127 weight. I take 5 1/2 ability and 150 Zoloft (sertraline) daily for dep?

I took today 6 0.5 lorazepam spaced throughout the day. I'm 30 year old female 5"2 and 127 weight. I take 5 1/2 ability and 150 Zoloft (sertraline) daily for dep?

Medication effects: Zoloft (sertraline) 150 mg/day is high for maintenance dose of depression and can have side effects.

Using Ativan with Zoloft (sertraline) may increase dizziness, confusion, difficulty concentrating, impairment in thinking, judgment, and motor coordination.

Your Health is PRECIOUS!

Feeling “spaced throughout the day” indicates need to go to ER for Diagnosis and Treatment. ...Read more

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Early I had said about my boyfriend taking the pills lorazepam and Zoloft (sertraline) with alcohol but, he just told me that he took 2 mg. Should he go to the er?

Early I had said about my boyfriend taking the pills lorazepam and Zoloft (sertraline) with alcohol but, he just told me that he took 2 mg. Should he go to the er?

Bad combo: I'm not sure whether you trust your boyfriend to tell you the truth? Earlier you said he was complaining of "feeling weird" after zoloft, (sertraline) lorazepam, and alcohol. I assume you mean 2 mg Lorazepam -- but if there is any question at all about having taken a higher quantity of that or the zoloft, (sertraline) then yes I suggest going to the er. ...Read more

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How long after taking sertraline 50mg (generic Zoloft) can I take Ativan (lorazepam) (1mg) If I need it? Doc prescribed the Ativan (lorazepam) to take as needed up to 3/day

When needed: Zoloft (sertraline) is an SSRI and can take up to two weeks to reach maximum benefit in your system. The ativan will work in minutes. OK to take as needed until you get two weeks out and you should have less need for it. ...Read more

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Took 20 of Lorazepam 0.5mg Effects? Dangerous? HTN PCOS G.A.D Depressive Disorder Zestoretic 12-10mg Ativan0.5mg Zoloft (sertraline) 50mg

Took 20 of Lorazepam 0.5mg Effects? Dangerous? HTN PCOS G.A.D Depressive Disorder Zestoretic 12-10mg Ativan0.5mg Zoloft (sertraline) 50mg

Go to ER: Ativan (lorazepam) is a sedative/hypnotic so yes it is dangerous since it will knock you out for hours! And if you took them intentionally (as a suicidal attempt) as opposed to accidentally, you certainly need to seek help for better treatment of your depression! GO TO ER, ask a friend/family/neighbor to take you there! ...Read more

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What could happen if I took 20 Lorazepam 0.5mg pills? HTN PCOS Anxiety Depressive Disorder Provera Zestoretic Ativan Zoloft (sertraline)

What could happen if I took 20 Lorazepam 0.5mg pills? HTN PCOS Anxiety Depressive Disorder Provera Zestoretic Ativan Zoloft (sertraline)

Don't Do It: Obviously you could have serious side effects. The fact that you are asking this question means that you care about yourself and you want help. You should speak with a psychiatrist or other mental health professional. Therapy does work. You may benefit by medication or a combination of medicine along with therapy. Self experimentation with meds is rarely helpful ...Read more

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Breathing fast and hyperventilating when sleeping seems like after taking Lorazepam Cause? PCOS HTN Provera (medroxyprogesterone) Zestoretic Ativan Sertraline

Breathing fast and hyperventilating when sleeping seems like after taking Lorazepam Cause? PCOS HTN Provera (medroxyprogesterone) Zestoretic Ativan Sertraline

Complex: Hyperventilation at night can be related to stress, congestive heart failure, drugs taken at bed time, other. So, wide range of possibilities. Lorazepam is a sedative. If taken for stress, and hyperventilation occurs with dreams then anxiety might be the relationship. A formal sleep study could provide diagnosis by seeing timing, heart pattern, and associated details. ...Read more

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Is ativan (lorazepam) 1 mg taking daily at bed time is harmful in long term even if I become addictive to it. Take sertaline 25mg telmisartan40 n amlodipine5 also?

Is ativan (lorazepam) 1 mg taking daily at bed time is harmful in long term even if I become addictive to it. Take sertaline 25mg telmisartan40 n amlodipine5 also?

Addiction: Yes. Addiction is about the disease in the brain, not necessarily about the drug. Addictive disease leads to despair, obsession, and death. Addiction is often a lonely existence, and often without joy or spirituality.

Seek sobriety and serenity. ...Read more

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Is ativan (lorazepam) safe to take with anti depressants (zoloft)?

Is ativan (lorazepam) safe to take with anti depressants (zoloft)?

If prescribed: If your doctor has prescribed Ativan along with your zoloft (sertraline), (sertraline) s/he will give you a particular dose and timing schedule. This could be on a regular or as needed ("prn") basis. Used this way, Ativan and zoloft (sertraline) can be safe together. Sometimes Ativan can help anxiety temporarily, while getting onto zoloft (sertraline) for panic, etc. ...Read more

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Which is more addictive clonazepam or lorazepam? How to tapper off if taking for last 2 months with setraline 25 mg.

Clonazepam: You need to decrease the dose gradually. You might also think about increasing the dose of sertraline if you still have anxiety instead of taking lorazepam. ...Read more

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I'm on my third day of Zoloft (sertraline) and I can't maintain erection and reach orgasm how long will it last and will it last forever? I'm 22 and also on lorezepam

I'm on my third day of Zoloft (sertraline) and I can't maintain erection and reach orgasm how long will it last and will it last forever? I'm 22 and also on lorezepam

Common side effect: Prolonged time to orgasm us a common side effect of zoloft (sertraline) and all ssri drugs. It tends to be dose dependent. See your dr about reducing the dose. ...Read more

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Is lorazapam and Zoloft (sertraline) commonly used for situational stress corp manager job was prescribed this and got really sick?

No but it depends: Lorazepam is used to calm symptoms of anxiety. Zoloft (sertraline) is an Serotonin uptake inhibitor used mainly for depression, sometimes anxiety. Here is the problem: drugs don't work well for situational stress, because so much of the cause is external. It can sometimes mitigate some symptoms/manage stress or sleep better. Better to remove stress if possible, learn coping mechanisms and combat naturally. ...Read more

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Can u take lorazepam for an attack if u are taking clonazepam twice daily? And I'm just starting Zoloft and still taking Effexor (venlafaxine) weaning off

Can u take lorazepam for an attack if u are taking clonazepam twice daily? And I'm just starting Zoloft and still taking Effexor (venlafaxine) weaning off

Benzos are Dangerous: No. Why would you have two drugs of the same class? Does your prescribing physician know you are on all of this medication? The goal is to find a way to prevent anxiety. Benzos do not cure, treat or prevent anxiety. They calm you down; they are sedating? And they are extremely addictive. ...Read more

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I'm 22 and started Zoloft (sertraline) but im also on lorepam I suffer greatly from anxiety but have no depression problems and now I have a low libido will it stay with me for long?

I'm 22 and started Zoloft (sertraline) but im also on lorepam I suffer greatly from anxiety but have no depression problems and now I have a low libido will it stay with me for long?

Tell your physician: The reasons for low libido are multiple. If you suspect your medication to be the cause for low sex drive, talk to your doctor before making any changes. ...Read more

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Burnout at work not sleeping well doc prescribed lorazapam and Zoloft (sertraline) but need alertness aren't these sedatives and alter brain chenistry?

Burnout at work not sleeping well doc prescribed lorazapam and Zoloft (sertraline) but need alertness aren't these sedatives and alter brain chenistry?

You might try: Trazodone instead of the Zoloft, (sertraline) it will help with getting to sleep too. Benzodiazepines will help you get to sleep, but you will then need them every night and have bad effects long term. If you're depressed and not sleeping well you won't be alert. ...Read more

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Should a doctor be prescribing lorazapam and Zoloft (sertraline) without a good evaluation, may have had burnout but may have been physical, ear infection etc.?

Should a doctor be prescribing lorazapam and Zoloft (sertraline) without a good evaluation, may have had burnout but may have been physical, ear infection etc.?

Careful with meds: Doctors should always be cautious in prescribing psychotropic medications not only for their significant side effects but also for potential for addiction and other misuse. L. causes withdrawal reactions, esp. If you have a history of alcoholism, drug abuse, or personality disorder. Z has a long list of side effects, esp sexual dysfunction which is more common. Physical conds. Need to be ruled out ...Read more

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Please describe the medication: lorazepam?

Sedative/tranquilize: 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 variety of physicians, . ...Read more

Dr. Heidi Fowler
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Sertraline (Definition)

Also called zoloft, (sertraline) is one of selective serotonin reuptake inhibitors, with antidepressant/anti-anxiety actions. May cause headaches, nausea & ...Read more


Dr. Heidi Fowler
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Zoloft (Definition)

Zoloft is a serotonin reuptake blocker which is a kind of ...Read more