Is it okay to take melatonin and ativan (lorazepam)?

Melatonin and Ativan. Ativan is used for Anxiety Melatonin is a hormone found naturally in the body. used for insomnia. Melatonin may cause sleepiness Taking melatonin along with Ativan may cause too much sleepiness. Let the Wise Person in you ask: •Reasons for taking Ativan and Melatonin See Psychiatrist for •Diagnosis •Side effects and cumulative effects •Therapy for stress, anxiety, insomnia •Breathing Relaxation.
Yes. This is usually safe, but it will depend on many individual factors. Consult your doctor to determine what is right in your circumstances.

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Took. 5mg of ativan (lorazepam) 9 hours ago. My Dr recommended I take melatonin for my insomnia. Is it safe to take 3mg of melatonin in the same day as ativan (lorazepam)?

Probably okay. They may be additive in producing drowsiness or sleep. . You are better off using melatonin by itself for sleep, as ativan (lorazepam) is mainly an anti-anxiety medication that you could build tolerance to. Are you on methadone now too? Lots of additive effects when combined, if so. hope your PCP is monitoring/ managing this along with your pain meds? You can also become tolerant to Melatonin's effects. Read more...

I've been having trouble sleeping, ativan (lorazepam) doesn't work. Docs want me to try valuim. I don't really want to do anymore benzos. How's melatonin for anxiety? Will it effect it, because my anxiety is BAD

Melatonin for sleep. Melatonin does work for insomnia in some patients, hard to determine the efficacy since it's an OTC drug + don't think there are any definitive medical studies as benefit for anxiety. Regarding your anxiety, might be more appropriate to consider possibly having some GAD or OCD. Can be better treated with SSRI's and therapy as needed. Benzos are like band aids, not dealing with underlying cause. Read more...
Insomnia . Melatonin is an over the counter sleep aid, and has no indication for treating anxiety. I recommend discussing this medication (melatonin) with your doctor and your pharmacist ( to check for possible drug interactions). . Read more...
Anxiety. You need to consider other classes medication like SSRI or SNRI for your anxiety, may be if you control your anxiety, the sleeping problem might resolve itself. Hydroxyzine is another option for anxiety and insomnia. Consider counseling. Read more...
Melatonin. Melatonin is the natural substance your body sends out to tell your body it is time to sleep. It will not help with anxiety. Valium is a strong Benzo. Discuss if it is primarily anxiety or sleep issues with your MD and see if a sleep aide is best route. Read more...
Melatonin. Melatonin may help some people with sleep, but not a guarantee, and I never expect it to help with daytime anxiety. Strongly recommend you see and EMDR trained psychologist, expert in treating anxiety disorders. Effective therapy is the long term answer--please don't give up. CBT for Insomnia is also considered the gold standard for treating insomnia. You can contact me regarding both. Read more...
Melatonin is. usually taken before bed to induce sleep by boosting the natural hormones the brain generates as it gets sleepy (anticipates darknes). Run this by your MD first, but you might try Valerian Root, which is an herbal version of Valium and not addictive. Valium and Ativan (lorazepam) are both benzo's and are usually not good sleep aids, plus there is dependence potential. Read more...
Many treatments. for anxiety are available, but first and foremost you need a diagnosis. Anxiety is a symptom, and anxiety disorders can include social phobia, post-traumatic stress disorder, panic disorder, generalized anxiety disorder and anxiety associated with depression, and others. Each is treated differently, and benzodiazepines are not necessarily the best. Psychotherapy works well as do antidepressants. Read more...
Suggestions. First, medicines like Ativan (lorazepam) and/or Valium do NOT cure anxiety or insomnia, they merely lessen the symptoms and allow you to cope far better. I would endorse a trial of OTC Melatonin, and far prefer to "sleeping pills". But I do suggest contacting a Cognitive-Behavioral therapist to explore underlying emotional distress and get this under full control. Read more...