Ativan with melatonin

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I have insomnia due to anxiety am was on and off on 1mg ativan for 1 month I went to the ER because of insomnia doctor prescribed me 2mg of ativan and it worked Now I am on 2mg for a few days and start worrying about the drugs is it safe to taper off it now by reducing the amount 0,5mg everyday, will smaller amount still works please let me know.
1) do you think I was premature to say the Melatonin was not for me - only took 3mg for 3 nights - 2) do you prefer the tea over Melatonin? - do any of the ingredients in the tea not agree with the Remeron/Ativan - I am very sensitive to medications 3) With regard to the taper - I am now back up to 1-3/4 mg - should I step down to 1-1/2, and reduce by a 1/4 mg each week. My doctor has me staying at a dose for 2-3 weeks.
Yeah, I'm with you on the Ativan. Even with short-term use, the body can suffer withdrawals when cutting back on the drug. And yes, you are over the worst of it. Anytime you cut Ativan in an effort to lower dose or get off it, takes about a week to get completely past that awful experience, and then if you cut again, same thing.
I am new here, but I just read that Ryan is the whiz kid to ask about meds. I have been taking Lorazepam for about 4 months due to extreme axnxiety that came out of the blue. I started at a low dose of .5mg and took them only at bedtime and took Suntheanine during the day and lemon balm. Then after about a month I quit the Lorazepam. No one said to taper at all. Suddenly I wasn't able to sleep a wink and didn't know why. The Dr.
lostmarbles has experience with xanax detox...perhaps u can pm her...others who have experience with benzo addiction will post soon...
Knowing my already addictive personality, would it be wise to try Ativan? Just how addictive has it been in YOUR experience? Can you sleep at ALL without it (Assuming you've been using it for a couple weeks or more)... Thanks for any advise in advance guys!
I don't want to take the melatonin long term. Just to help me get back on track.
Since I have been diagnosed as having primary bilirary cirrhosis of the liver and waiting for results to see if I qualify for liver transplant I have also had a problem with anxiety. Can I tale ativan or is it another drung that I should avoid?
For insomnia, you can try homepathic remedies such as Calm's Forte, since they don't have any interactions with GABA, which is targeted by the benzo, or melatonin, or both. You might also look into meditation for some peace. Some say fish oil helps with withdrawal, it's worth a try. Good luck.
I was diagnosed 17 years ago with generalized panic and anxiety disorder, and have tried lots of meds to control it. Ativan seems to be the one that works for me. My question is- I know the harsh reality of xanax (horrible w/d, etc.), but is it the same for ativan? I never hear anyone talk about it on here, so I have no idea what I am up against. I take 3-4 mgs. a day. Mainly early evening and then to help with sleep. Or, should I stay on it since it is working? Thanks for any advice!
Just want to mention that Melatonin is not recommended in combination with an antidepressant...and, seriously, it's not a good idea to cold turkey a benzo...
I also take a Valium at night with my dose of Ativan to help me sleep because I have been having problems staying durig the night. Is it ok to be mixing Ativan with Valium at night? The Valium dosage is 5mg and my mom wants me to take it at night becase she does not want me losing too much sleep. Also, is the Benadryl ok to take in between Ativan doses? I only take 25mg tablets as needed between doses to help keep that edgy feeling down. I am trying my best to leave the Ativan at 1.
5 mg zoloft for 2 weeks and 25 mg for 1 week. I am starting to feel better. I also take .25 mg of ativan as needed which lately is only once or twice a day. I take the zoloft in morning and have insomnia since starting it. Been on 5 mg Ambien per psychiatrist during work week. I am worried about sleeping with the Ambien as also only 4-6 hours sleep and being addicted. I see my psychiatrist next week and I am going to voice my concerns.
OK,now I'm starting to worry.I'm taking 4mgs of Ativan before bed and still having these panic attacks.I can take naps during the day no problem when I get a chance,but come nighttime forget it.It's getting to the point where I don't even want to go to bed and thinking of going the other way with ice coffee and an OTC pep pill.My psychiatrist just keeps adding meds,my therapist is just guessing.This has got to stop,I'm going to crack up or worry myself to death.
Well, a drug, such as Ativan, should always be tapered as you now know. However, going back on it and tapering is not necessarily a good idea either. If they were prescribed, your doctor should have had you on a good taper schedule. If not, you have learned a hard lesson about self-medicating. My concern for you is those severe symptoms you are having. Body Palpitations, blurry vision and Asthma?
Kerri, I would definitely not take the klonipan unless you talk to your doctor, first. There should be no problem with taking the melatonin - it is a naturally ocurring substance and is quite safe. I'm not at all sure what cobob was trying to say about valium making him reach for klonipan and hopefully he can explain it further so we can understand his point. I hope you get some rest tonight - sleepless is a horrible state. Try the melatonin first- it might be just what you need.
I posted this link here because a lot of people recommend taking Melatonin with in Withdrawals and I think people should just be aware with how much they are taking. http://www.doctoroz.com/episode/why-melatonin-may-be-dangerous-your-sleep?
I just don't want it to mess with the lexapro. I know they are 2 totally different things... like, I know I can take tylenol with lexapro... and allergy medicines ect... but was just wondering about these natural herbs. Thanks guys!
I totally agree with nursegirl, you are fine. I take xanax as needed and have for 2 years, sometimes taking it daily 2 x per day.
Before the ativan I went 8 nights with zero sleep. I feel if I could sleep I maybe can get through this. I know things like Sun Theanine cannot be used with benzos...only increases anxiety. Can melatonin or tryptophan be used with it? I hate to add any more drugs, but what about a low dose trazadone? I have even looked into going to a detox/rehab center , but they really detox you fast and can really mess you up & add more problems afterwards.
Exercise late afternoon to early evening. Melatonin can help too, but as soon as you begin to feel tired. Go to bed. don't drink any caffeine after noon or so, too. Avoid chocolate and other stimulants, especially in the afternoon or evening.
he had taken it for 15 months but down to 1-8mg a day, sum days he took 8 mg and other days he could get away with half of it.... I have done soooo much research to find a natural way to help him, but nothing so far has been found... anyone out there can help us ?
I have chronic anxiety, and anxiety can manifest in the ways you were describing with head aches, general aching all over, problems with focus, etc. Did you ask your doc about early menopause, too? I'm just thinking, because the two can have similar symptoms. If anything, if you go to a good therapist, they should be able to help you out with it. You should not feel alone. I've struggled with anxiety and panic attacks starting at 14 years old, and I am now 28 years old.
They won't judge you, you have the mind of an addict whether its alcohol, opiates, benzos, etc. Do you abuse your Ativan or Lunesta? I would definitely proceed with caution, especially with Ativan. Also, does your wife know you've been stealing her meds? You need to tell her and have her lock them up in a safe. Sounds extreme but that what we had to do with my hubby's Vicodin. He has them when he needs them (like once a month or less, lucky normie!) and they are inaccessible to me.
Hey to everyone. I was diagnosed with anxiety when i was 16, but suspected ive had it since i can best remember. I used to take ativan at first, then a switch to klonopin but recently went off those drugs for a while. I have such bad insomnia, that no matter if I wake up in the morning at an early hour I cant fall asleep until 3-7 am. Used to take diphenhydramine for it, but that is off for a little while aswell.
Melatonin is a natural sleep pill. Have you ever tried taking melatonin? It works really well for me. And I think that it is non-addictive.
5mgs of Klonopin. I have Xanax XR as a PRN and had too take that, along with 5 melatonin and 3 Benadrtyl to sleep last night; ridiculous...I still have a bunch of Xanax XR floating around in my system and it's not putting a dent into the mania. Over the past two weeks, my psychiatrist and I have tried Lithium (became very agitated) and Seroquel (made the cycling far worse). We thought about Zyprexa, but it works in the same manner as Seroquel.
i'm just so tired of the no energy and no sleep....i know it takes time....but i was always busy with work.....now it's hard to even drive to work much less work all day.....this is my first week back at work and it has been torture on 3-4 hours sleep......just kind of discouraged about it....how can your mind and body heal when you're not getting the required rest and sleep?? just wondering if i should have taken off from work a little longer.....but that wouldn't have helped my bank acct.....
When I went through 3 straight weeks of insomnia just before I was diagnosed, I was taken to the ER and they shot me up with ativan and some nausea drug that has a side effect of extreme drowsiness. I was sent home w/ trazadone and ativan. Progressed to only trazadone. It didn't make me feel drugged at all. No wierd side effects and no weaning off needed. I know you need something right now, but doctors seem to prescribe the newer sleeping agents, w/o trying old afshioned stuff.
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