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Valium Before Mri
Mri or magnetic resonance imaging is one of the more recently developed imaging modalities available to physicians. It uses powerful magnets to generate images. There is no ionizing radiation which is a major advantage over many other modalities. Mri is the best imaging exam that we have for most soft tissue and joint related problems. There are radiologists ...Read more
Not a regular benzo user. Took 1mg Ativan (lorazepam) hr before flight-panic & claustrophobia issues. Didn't sedate much. Would 2mg next time seem feasible?
CBT: Seek a cognitive-behavioral therapist who specializes in phobias. One method they use is systematic desensitization which slowly and incrementally brings the person closer and closer to the thing they are afraid of in slow, graduated steps that help make the anxiety more tolerable. ...Read more
Not a regular benzo user. Took 1mgAtivan hr before flight-panic &claustrophobia issues. Didn't sedate much so had beer 1.5 hrs later. That relaxed me?
Your question?: I'm not sure exactly what your question is. Benzodiazepines like Ativan (lorazepam) have a very similar effect on our bodies as alcohol,both acting on the GABA receptor. Alcohol and Ativan (lorazepam) have an additive effect. A single beer without Ativan (lorazepam) may not have had much effect but the combination apparently helped. One should be cautious combining Ativan (lorazepam) and alcohol but if you were still anxious I'm glad it helped. ...Read more
I had .25mg Xanax (alprazolam) before having perm make-up done. Had pre-employment urine drug screen next day and totally forgot. Will it show up?
Can't say: Some employers do screens for many, many drugs and if they screen for benzodiazepines it may well show up, although it is a very low dose of a benzo that often escapes detection on standard screens. If the Xanax (alprazolam) was prescribed by a physician for you, then you only need to show them the prescription. If it wasn't, you shouldn't have been taking it and you may be at risk if they are testing for it. ...Read more
I took 5mg of norco an hour ago. Is it safe to take .05 of Xanax (alprazolam) before bed, 2 hours later?
Controlled substances: Everyone is different. These are small doses but i know nothing about why you taking them or who you are . I hope you have prescriptions for these and if you do you should be no problem asking the prescribing doctor. Good luck. ...Read more
Will taking ativan (lorazepam) before knowing/confirming pregnancy (ex: taking ativan (lorazepam) 1st few weeks) harm the development of the baby?
Teratogenicity: Ativan (lorazepam) has psychogenic effect even in a developing fetus. Its accidental use early in pregnancy has not been fully elucidated as yet. There were studies that correlated its teratogenicity with craniofacial and nerve migration and formation but these are more in the 2nd trimester. Talk to your ob-gyn, they may have more info. Good luck. I'm sure you'll both be fine. ...Read more
Treating M.D.: Either your anesthesiologist or your surgeon.Get a more detailed answer ›
Just finished a Klonopin (clonazepam) 2 weeks ago. Have Vicodin for herniated disc... Okay to take?
Cataract surgery yesterday, failed. I had ativan, tylenol, (acetaminophen) bystolic , then valium. I was restrained but wide awake feeling pain. Asthma, EKG prblem?
Cataract S: intraop: Talk to your eyemD if you will need cataract surgery for other eye. Depending on pain threshold (history of pain med use, etc), sometimes stronger medicines and even general anesthesia is needed to prevent pain, patient movement. Sometimes a patient & MD will not know what to expect till the surgery; but this experience can prepare you for future procedures. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
I want to know why a doctor would prescribe 60mg morphine 3x. Hydro 4x. Soma 3x. Xanax (alprazolam) 2x. Even after saying i didn't need it. Neck injury.
See a Different Doc: If you don't want pain meds, see a fellowship trained pain/spine specialist that avoids opiates if possible. There are many options for your pain issues, so they may be able to help. The prescription you've been written is a recipe for disaster! ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
Yes but..: You can always cancel but, you may not have too. Most centers have some flexibility if you do. The purpose of the exam determines if you should go ahead with it or not. You may be able to reschedule later or maybe just wait a little longer than you would have with the original appointment. Call scheduling first. We are used to making adjustments for such reasons. ...Read more
Was on xanax (alprazolam) and Dr is switching me to valium for ic. Should I wait a day for xanax (alprazolam) to get out of system before taking valium?
Xanax (alprazolam) has a short: half-life meaning it will leave your system quickly but may cause withdrawal symptoms. Valium has a long half-life meaning it stays in your system longer and will likely counter any withdrawal symptoms from Xanax (alprazolam). It is wise to follow your doctor's directives. Best regards for relief. ...Read more
Neuro Sleep: Contains taurine , 5-hydroxytryptophan, melatonin, and l-theanine, but the doses are not listed. 5-htp has never been reported in serotonin syndrome in humans. It is unlikely that there would be any problems combining it with buspar, (buspirone) although the 2 have never been tested together. Best wishes. ...Read more
Duefor flexi-sig, 20mg temazepam did nothing last time, doc will prescribe diazepam she said.What dose and how long before should I take?Extreme anxiety
Its up to your doc: Without knowing more about you it would be irresponsible and frankly not possible to determine an appropriate dose for a procedure. In people for whom typical doses aren't adequate we will often bring in an anesthesiologist to control the level of sedation. We don't want to stop your breathing which happens occasionally even with small doses. Pre procedure 5-10mg of diazepam is typical. ...Read more
Valium (diazepam) is an older benzodiazepine tranquilizer. It was the #1 prescribed drug (of any kind) in the us in the late 1960s but is used less now due to drug interactions and active metabolites. It is still used for anxiety and as "pre-medication" for uncomfortable medical and minor surgical procedures. It is habit-forming, should not be used with alcohol, ...Read more