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I was on Zoloft Buspar (buspirone) and ativan and trazadon I wasn't fine doc add me Risperdal 0.25 I do verry good I stop Buspar (buspirone) and trazadon I feel fine?

I was on Zoloft Buspar (buspirone) and ativan and trazadon I wasn't fine doc add me Risperdal 0.25 I do verry good I stop Buspar (buspirone) and trazadon I feel fine?

Work w/ provider: Glad you are doing very well. But, ALWAYS try to work w/ the provider when stopping a medication. That way, if any problems arise, they'll be addressed rapidly and you'll be much safer. It's part of their responsibility to support you through the entire treatment. It's yours to be responsive. Best wishes! ...Read more

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Ativan (Definition)

Ativan (lorazepam) is a medication used to treat a person with anxiety or anxiety related to depression. Lorazepam is a type of medication called a benzodiazepine. It slows the activity in a person's brain, so he is ...Read more


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Can I take ativan (lorazepam) before work?

Can I take ativan (lorazepam) before work?

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

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I take Lexapro (escitalopram) 20 1x a day along with ativan 1mg a day. Can i stop by immediately or do I need to gradually reduce dosage before stopping?

I take Lexapro (escitalopram) 20 1x a day along with ativan 1mg a day. Can i stop by immediately or do I need to gradually reduce dosage before stopping?

Under physician care: Never stop an antidepressant without the blessings of your prescribing doctor. Lorazepam if taken for more than 2 months should be tapered down to 05 mg a day for 2-4 weeks before it is stopped. Stopping an antidepressant for depression: if you've had one episode risk for recurrence is 50% over 15 years, 2 episodes and risk is 70 %, 3 episodes in 90% risk of relapse, at which point most stay on. ...Read more

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What can I use for sleep after stopping trazodone? Previously on geodon, (ziprasidone) risperdal, klonopin, ativan, melatonin. At this point believe brain wont cbt

What can I use for sleep after stopping trazodone? Previously on geodon, (ziprasidone) risperdal, klonopin, ativan, melatonin. At this point believe brain wont cbt

Some alternatives: I don't understand the meaning of your last sentence; does it mean you have tried insomnia-directed cbt (as well as attention to sleep hygiene) but it hasn't worked? Sleep aids you didn't mentioned include rozerem, (ramelteon) doxepin, and various otc herbal mixtures. Also, withdrawal from some of the meds you mentioned could interfere with sleep. And, i'm assuming you aren't using alcohol in the evenings. ...Read more

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Im on ativan, (lorazepam) and im losing all my senses. Should i stop?

Ativan (lorazepam): U need to talk to your prescribing doctor first before changing any medications. ...Read more

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Can ativan (lorazepam) stop working after four hours?

Can ativan (lorazepam) stop working after four hours?

Yes! Memory problems: with Ativan- be careful. Without question, ssri's: paxil (paroxetine), (paroxetine) (fluoxetine (Prozac), zoloft etc) are anxiety top shelf treatment. Benzos have too many side effect tendencies with anxiety and withdrawal precisely because they are too short acting and the peaks and valleys in blood levels make side effects easy to happen. This can lead to dependence/addiction.Ask your doc about safer adjunct to paxil (paroxetine). ...Read more

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