Gabapentin and lorazepam

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Avatar n tn I noticed I still had a prescription to Lorazepam (1mg) in my drawer at home and started taking those to offset the anxiety, starting the first week with 1-3 pills a day. Over the last week and a half though I began increasing my dosages of Lorazepam significantly, to the point where 5-7mg a day was normal. I have no refills left on it without having the pharmacy call my doctor, which I'm sure he would approve, but my issue is I want to be free of Lorazepam AND alcohol.
Avatar f tn If you decide you want to pursue the natural route, be careful stopping the Lorazepam -- if you're taking it every day it is an addictive drug and will become harder and harder to quit the longer you take it that way, so it has to be tapered off of at a speed that suits you.
Avatar n tn Nerve conduction studies and electromyography should be done .You should consult your neurologist and discuss regarding the use of drugs like lyrica,gabapentin and conservative methods like physiotherapy.
142722 tn?1281537216 I was up for two days -maybe sleep 3 hours each night. I am on Litmical(sp). He put me on Gabapentin and gave me lorazepam to calm me when I need it. I feel so hopeless right now. I feel like I am alone - it is so hard to raise my kids alone and be bipolar. Does any body understand? This really s uc ks!! I know it will pass but it really hurts and I am so sad. The meds give me nightmares.
Avatar n tn Drugs like Buspar and Paxil are good for anxiety and stress and neither are habit forming. Buspar takes a while to work...and may cause a little lightheadednessm, but the side effects are minimal. Plus, Buspar will not zonk you out.
Avatar f tn When I am exhausted by the pain I take the occasional Lorazepam to relax my muscles and this works well. I use my hot water bottle allot and people say its not good but heat seems to help me. I can not take Lyrica because of side affects and am terrified to try Gabapentin due to my heart arythmia and super ventricular tachycardia.
188500 tn?1207368551 prozac. plus i have a bottle of xanax around for the occasional "moment"....i seem to be doing all right except the prozac makes me want to eat a lot. i take it at night and even if i'm not hungry all day....well, there it is...what can I eat now?
2126606 tn?1346348724 Opioid-induced hyperalgesia is a condition where the increased use of opiates, like Oxycontin and hydrocodone, heightens one's sensitivity to discomfort and reduces their tolerance for pain. Essentially, people will increase the amount of painkillers they are taking as their discomfort continues to escalate, but the added medication can actually make their pain worse.
13351631 tn?1429580254 ) for all those years and Ive managed to kick everything except the gabs and the lorazepam...I will work on the gabs when Im ready, but right now its the loraz that Im struggling with. I wake up in the morning so irritated by my grandma. She is loud and always making smart comments, she even admitted that she likes to play mind games. Don't get me wrong please she is the most loving and caring beautiful lady.
503727 tn?1210442710 As soon as I get into a place I get so dizzy and my vision is all messed up. I get so hot and sweaty and my heart races. I want my life back. I still dont believe that its just anxiety causing all of this. I feel like I have something else wrong that the doctors cant find even though i have had bloodwork, mri, ekg, and they were all normal. I started taking .25mg of xanax once a day. still dont feel any better yet. So if anybody has any help please give it to me.
183202 tn?1219857259 My name is Crystal, and since October 31st around 3 am, I have been in a constant struggle with problems ranging from clenching chest pains, heart palps, increased heartrate, head jitters/electrical vibrations/sensations through head and spine (like a painful electrical current that radiates up and down my spine), I have had my limbs go tingly, and even one time my right leg went numb and it kind of cocked up a little and went limp, so I was unable to move it...
Avatar n tn Hi there, I currently take 60mg oromorph (liquid morphine) 300mg codeine, 10mg lorazepam, 200mg amitriptyline, 2700mg gabapentin and 30mg temazepam daily, what strength fentanyl patch would i need?
Avatar n tn Every test in the book I have been given. The last is a spinal tap for ms. I am really scared. My legs are week and feel disconnected to my body at times. I also have anxiety attacks even with enjoyable situations. I walk my dogs in the morning thinking this will help relieve the stress but come back exhausted, weak legs, wobbly head and with little will to continue the day. The smallest thing can turn me upside down. This started about two months ago.
253566 tn?1219683299 I have been cured and off all meds for two years but still suffering and do not know where to turn. I have been diagnosed with Chronic Fatigue, Systemic Yeast Infection, crazy weight gain (50 lbs), gurd, muscle weakness and the list goes on and on! At my last liver docs appt they "apologized for destroying my life" and said that maybe I would recover in 6 or 7 years. They gave no suggestions for a speedier recovery saying my system was in chaos.
1244499 tn?1397549123 Panic Attack control - Alprazolam Clonazepam Diazepam - Most effective of the four listed Lorazepam Sleeping Pills - Lunesta - Worked well but diminished quickly Ambien - Sleep walking Trazadone - Akathisia, also affected anxiety Benadryl - Very effective (when I actually take them) Pain Killers (Analgesic, "self medicating") - Hydrocodone Oxycodone Anti-depressants - Lexapro - Currently taking Wellbutrin XL - Currently taking Nortriptyline Celexa Prozac Paxil - Complete nightm
Avatar m tn I have neuropathy and take Topomax and it works great for the electric shocks!! Used to take Lyrica and then gabapentin but the nightmares were terrible!! Ask the dr about neuropathy......
Avatar n tn gabapentin 2 -600 mg tabs 3X daily (anticonvulsant that also helps control nerve pain), tramadol 50-100 mg 3-4X/day (pain reliever that helps me when I feel like I have searing pain), a pain clinic put me on methadone 5 mg 2X/day (it started out as a drug to help heroin addicts but is now used very successfully for pain), cymbalta 60 mg at bedtime (it's an antidepressant but at 60 mg works to help all kinds of neuralgia), lorazepam 5 mg 1X/day and as needed (it's a med for panic attacks but it
Avatar f tn So I see a psychiatrist and he tells me it's severe anxiety, gives me lexapro, tells me to take lorazepam at night and gabapentin three times a day. I take the lorazepam and the antidepressants but I refuse to take gabapentin because it seemed too much. Ok so fast forward I start feeling a little better, the feeling of doom is gone and I open up a bit to my family instead of being in bed all day.
Avatar f tn They found that withdrawal symptoms were significantly lower with high-dose gabapentin (1200 mg/day) than with lorazepam during treatment and follow-up assessments. Compared with lorazepam, gabapentin was associated with significantly lower probability of drinking after day 1 and less daytime sedation (high-dose only), anxiety, and craving during the medication phase. A lot of people have found it helpful for trigeminal & facial neuralgia.
Avatar f tn Doctor said I am the 5th person in last two week it either works or doesn't. So if after increases in a medication and your knees and ankles hurt, swell, headache, you start to inch and maybe if I do not move the pain will go away NOPE. Call the Doctor You cannot wish it away, It does not get better tomorrow.
Avatar n tn I have been to about 30 doctors- including ENT's allergists, neurologists, chiropracters, opthamologists. psychologists, dentists and everything else u can think of. All CT scans, MRI of brain and blood work keep coming back clean and ok. Nothing I try seems to work. There was a period of time about 3 and a half years ago that the symptoms lifted for about 4 months and then it returned full force.
Avatar n tn I ended up in the hospital due to suicide risk and was seen by a russian neurologist. He prx Gabapentin, Cymbalta, Tramadol,as well as lorazepam for anxiety. I'm not pain free but this helps me get by. My pain is obviously nerve related in some way.
Avatar f tn He prescribed me Prozac,Zyprexa and lorazepam.I still remember that first time that I took lorazepam and it felt good.For the first time in months I could finally fall asleep and relax.So that's how I got hooked.I didn't care that it was habit-forming,I was out of control,I couldn't stand the pain and insanity I was going through,I wasn't thinking,I was just taking these pills...And it only took copuple weeks to become addicted to pills.
Avatar f tn She saw her PC and was referred to a rheumatologist who thought that she had secondary fibromyalgia, and was put on 10 mg of Prednisone and 200 mg Gabapentin morning and 100 mg in the evening. Her symptoms did not improve. Meanwhile, they did all the blood work, and everything came back normal except for slightly positive for ANA. They also did a brain MRI, and it was normal. She saw her rheumatologist again on Dec.
Avatar f tn I honestly prefer a more natural approach, and I can tolerate Gaba and Theanine but they just aren't as effective for me as the Rx meds. Any suggestions? I completely understand the issue of dependance and how it differs from addiction. 2 doctors, a PA, and my Therapist all have no problems with me taking the Ativan. If I have to be on a low-ish dose of this forever that's ok.
13351631 tn?1429580254 ive been really cool with my dad since last night we've been talking about religion and life and music everything, my mom has a lot of pills that I like..hydrocodone , lorazepam, Neurontin, tenazepam, energy suppressant pills...believe it or not i convinced my doc to prescribe me all the same meds except the tenaz....the problem is I always always always run out before my refills..my ma gets like quadruple the dose that I do...
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