Lexapro and ativan

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Avatar m tn Both gave me horrible side effects. The she prescribed me .5 <span style = 'background-color: #dae8f4'>ativan</span> <span style = 'background-color: #dae8f4'>and</span> <span style = 'background-color: #dae8f4'>lexapro</span>. <span style = 'background-color: #dae8f4'>ativan</span> works for a little bit but whenever I take .5 mg of lexapro it seems to exaggerate the anxiety. I started taking the medications for 4 days now . Is it possible to have any withdrawal symptoms from taking ativan? I am determined to find something like herbal supplements to help me with the anxiety. Please help me. Thank you.
Avatar n tn Lately I have been taking a .5 mg tab of <span style = 'background-color: #dae8f4'>ativan</span> every morning <span style = 'background-color: #dae8f4'>and</span> this is enough to help me get things under control <span style = 'background-color: #dae8f4'>and</span> function for the day. My question is this: is this low dose of ativan still addictive? Or does it have enough time to clear the body?
Avatar n tn I was put on a low dose of Paxil <span style = 'background-color: #dae8f4'>and</span> given <span style = 'background-color: #dae8f4'>ativan</span>. I only took the <span style = 'background-color: #dae8f4'>ativan</span> as needed, normally at night, but still use the Paxil to this day. The ativan, in my opinion (and I am not a medical professional), should only be used to get you through a bad episode. You would need to speak with your GP about what kinds of maintenance meds he or she would reccomend and they sometimes it's trial and error. The other option is distraction and then realization.
Avatar f tn Two that I would personally recomend for anxiety are Zoloft <span style = 'background-color: #dae8f4'>and</span> <span style = 'background-color: #dae8f4'>lexapro</span>. Both have pretty good success rates, <span style = 'background-color: #dae8f4'>and</span> are both fairly easy to tolerate. Something to ask your doc about. Cymbalta is a good med, but seems to have less of an affinity for anxiety, and seems to be more effective for just depression, plus is can be activating, which isn't good for someone with anxiety. The psychiatrist is the way to go for meds, so definitely do that!
Avatar f tn I have read every book out there, been on every website. Tried <span style = 'background-color: #dae8f4'>lexapro</span> for 2 days <span style = 'background-color: #dae8f4'>and</span> I couldn't believe the agitation I felt, <span style = 'background-color: #dae8f4'>and</span> scared me so I stopped. My physician gave me a script for ativan .5 mg as needed. I may have taken about 2 a week when really scared(over my physical feelings) but have read the horror stories of addiction so I want to avoid even the 2 per week. I do take ambien to sleep and even want to stop that.
Avatar m tn three times daily. It got worse <span style = 'background-color: #dae8f4'>and</span> he prescribed <span style = 'background-color: #dae8f4'>lexapro</span> (10mg) a day in conjuction with the <span style = 'background-color: #dae8f4'>ativan</span>. It got worse and he prescribed 1mg of ativan three times daily. I am now down to two mg daily and I fell better. However, he suggested I take ..5 mg in the morning and .5 in the evening. Immediately, it brought on a severe anxiety attack. I want to ween safely. Please advise. I stll take lexapro at night. I often feel anxious once I take that. He said that it is unusual to fee that way.
Avatar m tn I have been taking .5 mg <span style = 'background-color: #dae8f4'>ativan</span> <span style = 'background-color: #dae8f4'>and</span> .5 <span style = 'background-color: #dae8f4'>lexapro</span> for almost 2 months now for anxiety. I wanted to get off both meds after reading some of the horrid side effects. It worked for a few weeks where I felt back to my old self. Lately, I am experiencing rapid heart beat and mild panic/anxiety attacks. I wanted to find more natural ways to control my anxiety but I am dreading the withdrawal symptoms I may go through. If anybody has any advice please let me know.
1021784 tn?1306366611 Also on one of my posts (on the other forum) I had my med list <span style = 'background-color: #dae8f4'>and</span> both <span style = 'background-color: #dae8f4'>lexapro</span> <span style = 'background-color: #dae8f4'>and</span> <span style = 'background-color: #dae8f4'>ativan</span> were on there explaining how they worked for me. The ativan dosage was 0.5mg three times daily. While of course a doctor is needed in relation to these questions I have a couple of questions: 1. If lexapro 20mg caused me to become manic, could I have success at 10mg without switching to mania? 2. Is it possible to taper down from Xanax 2mg/day to ativan .5mg TID?
Avatar n tn 30 mgs for one week, then 20 mgs for one week, 10 mgs and then 5 mgs. It wasn't so bad, though I did get a tingly feeling in my arms, felt sweaty and hot sometimes, and got a headache for 2 days. It could have been worse. If you stop cold turkey I'm sure it's much worse!
212161 tn?1432037254 i just got used to atenolol side affects <span style = 'background-color: #dae8f4'>and</span> read about the <span style = 'background-color: #dae8f4'>lexapro</span> side affects <span style = 'background-color: #dae8f4'>and</span> just not sure i want anymore cant take many more before iam over the edge so your input helps me .i ve never had to take a med everyday i could take a few ativan here and there and get over it but this time around its beating me down. how soon after you took it did you see a difference and did you take 10mg to start. i though about cutting into first week making it 5 so maybe side affects wont be so bad .
Avatar m tn When I told her my reactions and some of the things I learned here she told me I shouldn't feel that way so soon <span style = 'background-color: #dae8f4'>and</span> switched me to <span style = 'background-color: #dae8f4'>lexapro</span>. Has anyone taken this medication for depression, stress and anxiety?
13762830 tn?1431386999 May I ask what you are on now, I was just switched from celexa to <span style = 'background-color: #dae8f4'>lexapro</span> <span style = 'background-color: #dae8f4'>and</span> it makes me so tired>
458072 tn?1291418786 i have taken <span style = 'background-color: #dae8f4'>lexapro</span> before <span style = 'background-color: #dae8f4'>and</span> had no problems with it (i had problems with some other ones). if the anxiety is interfering with your life, and you want to do something about it, i would recommend the lexapro. i didn't have any problems while i was on it, or when i came off of it either.
Avatar m tn Does anyone have a suggestion for helping with withdrawal symptoms from these meds? I am under a doctor's care. I am to continue on <span style = 'background-color: #dae8f4'>ativan</span> <span style = 'background-color: #dae8f4'>and</span> I went off all the others about 4 weeks ago. I take my temperature everyday and my blood pressure. I also drink as much water as I can with lemon. I am miserable. Any other suggestions? Thank you for your help.
Avatar f tn Compared to 25 pills per day just 3 months ago, down to 3 in a.m. <span style = 'background-color: #dae8f4'>and</span> 4 in p.m. (More if more <span style = 'background-color: #dae8f4'>ativan</span> is needed). I must say my mind is much clearer <span style = 'background-color: #dae8f4'>and</span> I don't feel so 'toxic'. Now, I am scared about going off ativan. That's what this is really all about, although I got side-tracked (sorry!) but you feel so alone in making these types of decisions.
Avatar f tn I have mad an appointment with a psych for two weeks from now,and am worried that he will not perscribe for me this continuing dose. Should I start tapering off of the <span style = 'background-color: #dae8f4'>ativan</span>,<span style = 'background-color: #dae8f4'>and</span> at what amount? (my doc just said to do it cold turkey...does she want me to die?!?!) Im very nervous and scared about this.
Avatar n tn Some times I forget to take it <span style = 'background-color: #dae8f4'>and</span> my head hurts <span style = 'background-color: #dae8f4'>and</span> my stomach hurts. Is this normal? Also my nose tingles <span style = 'background-color: #dae8f4'>and</span> my doctor said that is the anixity. My anixity is alot better and I want to come off of it, but I can't tell if it is my nerves or the medicine. When I have few busy stressful days it can wipe me out, I feel very tired. I walk almost every day to fight the fatigue. My Doctor said it is my nerves and it isn't physical.
Avatar n tn I just recently started having real bad anxiety <span style = 'background-color: #dae8f4'>and</span> was put on <span style = 'background-color: #dae8f4'>ativan</span> for a bit than put on <span style = 'background-color: #dae8f4'>lexapro</span> which sucked. Now I gotta go back to doc to see if they can give me something else.
Avatar f tn I'm still taking the Vicodin hoping that it will help me get off <span style = 'background-color: #dae8f4'>ativan</span>. I'm really scared by all the stuff I've read about <span style = 'background-color: #dae8f4'>ativan</span> <span style = 'background-color: #dae8f4'>and</span> wish I'd never started it.I guess my question is: Will I feel better soon? I'd appreciate just having someone to talk to about this. Thanks.
Avatar f tn I just started Pristiq <span style = 'background-color: #dae8f4'>and</span> Im also on <span style = 'background-color: #dae8f4'>ativan</span> <span style = 'background-color: #dae8f4'>and</span> abilify............wondering if anyone else has taken these meds together.I felt great after taking the pill last night now today im kinda scared and spacey feeling...any thoughts?
Avatar f tn My non-expert opinion is stop the Paxil and <span style = 'background-color: #dae8f4'>lexapro</span>, <span style = 'background-color: #dae8f4'>and</span> take only the <span style = 'background-color: #dae8f4'>ativan</span> as needed. 1 mg for when things are rough, .5 mg when it's not so rough. Get some counseling to find out what's causing your anxiety in the first place, and learn some strategies for reducing or eliminating the problem. The ultimate goal should be to reduce or eliminate altogether your need for meds, it possible. Good luck!
358304 tn?1409713092 So my therapist put me on lexapro (my dr is out of the country) <span style = 'background-color: #dae8f4'>and</span> Klonopin. 1mg. Tonight I read some bad stuff about benzo withdrawal <span style = 'background-color: #dae8f4'>and</span> <span style = 'background-color: #dae8f4'>ativan</span> <span style = 'background-color: #dae8f4'>and</span> Klonopin were on there as some of the worst. I've only been on the Klonopin for abou 10 days. But only took an entire 1 mg just the first few days now I don't need it at all during the day but I'm taking half of one at night to help sleep. My question is, do you think I was experiencing ativan withdrawal ? Or not?
Avatar f tn Hey Guys, Do any of you know the difference in these benzos, like which one is supposed to do what <span style = 'background-color: #dae8f4'>and</span> what is stronger <span style = 'background-color: #dae8f4'>and</span> less strong, etc? I've taken <span style = 'background-color: #dae8f4'>ativan</span> for anxiety as needed, <span style = 'background-color: #dae8f4'>and</span> my doc mentioned switching to klonopin or xanax since the ativan doesnt work that great anymore...can anyone help?
Avatar m tn Hello all, Ive been taking one <span style = 'background-color: #dae8f4'>ativan</span> once a day in the morning <span style = 'background-color: #dae8f4'>and</span> a xanax at bed time is it ok to take both those meds in the same day cause I don't know if this is safe to do and the doses are xanax 0.25 at night and ativan 0.5 during the morning?
6693906 tn?1388807885 He has decided to gradually up the Celexa again <span style = 'background-color: #dae8f4'>and</span> ween me off the <span style = 'background-color: #dae8f4'>ativan</span>. this is 3 days later <span style = 'background-color: #dae8f4'>and</span> i am home from school with dizziness and nausea. From what I read that is normal withdrawal, and i'm certain it will pass. However, my question is if the Celexa was bad to bring up the first time, will it necessarily have the same result months later? If anyone has any information on this medication please help me, i'm a little worried!
433485 tn?1321816990 <span style = 'background-color: #dae8f4'>ativan</span> <span style = 'background-color: #dae8f4'>and</span> Klonopin. Thanks. I am seeing my pdoc on Nov. 11th and need to talk (again, so frustrating) about my meds. Prior to last week, I was feeling pretty good. I am also in pain management ( arthritis in back) and prescribed 10 mg. oxycodone ( 1 in am and 1 in pm). Please help as I need to know....thanks.
Avatar f tn One time my doc <span style = 'background-color: #dae8f4'>and</span> I were trying other types of tranquilizers to see how well they worked, <span style = 'background-color: #dae8f4'>and</span> <span style = 'background-color: #dae8f4'>ativan</span> was one. I simply cannot recall what dose I took, but it kept my anxiety down about the same as the klonopin. You can do a general search online for the drug, just type in the name in the search rectangle, and you can find dosage info and advice as to how much a person should take and how often. But whenever you feel the anxiety building, take the medicine, tho.
Avatar n tn Is valerian or other herbal sleep supplements a bad option while going off <span style = 'background-color: #dae8f4'>lexapro</span> <span style = 'background-color: #dae8f4'>and</span> <span style = 'background-color: #dae8f4'>ativan</span>? Any input is appreciated, thanks....