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Im on Zoloft 1 x day, 25mg in the AM Yesterday I took Zoloft at 9 30 am, Valium 2.5mg at about 3pm, and then Valium 2.5mg at about midnight. This morning I took Zoloft at 9 30am and about about 12pm took 2.5mg Valium again. Havn't slept before about 3 - 4 am in weeks, but it doesn't really bother me at the moment, just pop a tv series on and try and relax. Any help is appreciated.
Lexapro is 10 mg and Valium is 2mg (once a day). Does this sound like a good start?
The Benzos are the best for anxiety dissorder, but being pregnant, I don't know if it's safe to take them. You can take Zoloft while pregnant. Zoloft will help a little with your anxiety, but it will take 6 weeks before it helps. I used to take Zoloft. Took it for 4 years (then it stopped working) I took it mainly for depression, but it helped with my anxiety also. I took 250Mgs a day. Any less didn't do anything.
who prescribed me ativan and Zoloft, would not prescribe me the valium. Adventually I came off the Zoloft due to the side effects. The Ativan did its job for awhile but i was taking "too" much a day according to him so he just put me on Klonopin 4mg per day. It seems to be fine keeping me calm and not too many side effects but it is not helping with random anxiety onsets nor is it helping me with sleep.
Was of SSRI for 3 years and was put back on the Paxil for social phobia, no panic disorder this time, and had gain 60 pounds in less than 3 months, when my PDoc saw this, he ask me to stop the Paxil and give to me some sample box of the newer Celexa at the time (1999) and I start it at 20 mg, increase at 40 mg after 1month and it was doing nothing at all for my anxiety and the social phobia, also, I had gain another 20 pounds in 2 months on the Celexa and my PDoc was a lot worried about my we
you said you were on valium, buspar, and cymbalta. You also said they were opiates. Valium is an anti-anxiety drug, cymbalta is an anti-depressant, sometimes used for anxiety but only extremely mild since it's not meant for the purpose of calming anxiety. You better get to your dr. fast if you think the meds you listed are what you think they are.
1.Prozac 2. Zoloft 3.Ativan I take one 40mg of prozac daily and when out of ambien have taken ativan 1mg up to twice daily. Are the 3 medications I am self medicating all supposed to be doing the same thing? I feel like a new man when I get more then 4 or 5 hours of sleep.
Try asking for an anti-depressant like Zoloft to help it counteract the next day effects. I currently take Xanax, Zoloft and Vistaril and all together they keep my panic attacks and sleep patterns normal. I was on the verge of losing my job before I got these medications.
but then nothings working for me right now cept valium and even then i need large doses (like 40mgs at least) but my anxiety is from withdrawing from opiates and alcohol so i might not be the best person to answer this one. I do know that xanax is one of the strongest benzos...
I am on many meds, Plaquinil, Vicoprofin, Fosomax, Zoloft, 5mg valium, Lisinopril, and now they want to add Elavil and Zetia. I am so tired of taking meds, but there are a few I cannot do without. There are so many specialists, I don't know which one to turn to. Any suggestions? I will pursue a Liver specialist, thanks for that advice. Sorry to be so inquisitive and long-winded, it's for the first time, I feel I have someone to really relate to. Thanks again!
Night apparently I called EMS I was told I'd had a 6 min seizure in the ambulance. Then more in the ER. I'd been given Valium, ativan, and Dilantin. The neurologist, who was on call, said to me the next day that what he saw didn't "look" like seizures to him, and therefore he didn't believe that I had seizures. NO EEG was Done, apparently I was confused, disoriented, agitated,ect. and they couldn't get it done(?)I dont remember.
I have taken in the past Zoloft, Paxil, Effexor XR, BuSpar, Ativan, Xanax, Wellbutrin. I hate SSRI and SSNRI's they make you lose yourself and lose emotion. Like a robot. I won't take them, no matter how much a doctor tries to downplay the side effects. i'm 23 years old, and have had drug problems in the past.
My poor doctor had me in his office telling him that I had to get off benzos cause I read benzos were bad, that I had to get off them the way some lady doctor in the UK got people off benzos by substituting valium, and then with me back in his office telling him that the valium didn't work and I was more agoraphobic than ever before before he put me back on the xanex. Then as I read more, I came to him asking him to put me on Klonopin.
For example. I am on prescription Valium 5mgs each morning and 5 mgs at night. I am a 180 pound man. Used without ethanol (which I am ambivalently doing nowadays) this is a small and for me therapeutic amount. Sure it numbs me but also has allowed me to be relatively successful with my personal and professional life. The key word here is relatively. If you use a small amount of Xanax to sleep, you may be doing the same responsible thing.
I saw him for a while and he could never find any cause. Put me on Zoloft because I sunk into a depression - and IT HELPED! Got off of it years later (after taking it off and on for a few years). Tried it again 2 1/2 yrs ago and it did not work...made me WORSE. So now I'm afraid of AD meds. My x-father-in-law has Lupus so I saw his rheumatologist for a 2nd opinion (years ago) and she found nothing as well. Said my symptoms were not quite like fibro either.
I used to take Zoloft for anxiety, but I can't take it because of the bipolar. Also, I am trying to avoid being sleepy during the day. I spent several years doped up because of the medication I was on and I don't want to waste my days sleeping. I took my first dose of Seroquel XR 500mg last night. I was taken by surprise when a sudden wave of ringing in my ears and tingling from head to toe hit me. In addition, it made me hyper instead of sleepy. Don't get that at all.
The doc also gave me Zoloft and then changed to Effexor a few years back. I stopped Effexor, cold turkey, 2 months ago. Really weird withdrawl about 2 weeks, but i stuck to it. Life hasn't been easy, and i guess i did get depressed, so that is the reason for the pills. But the last few months, i didn't feel that bad for depression. Even been seeing a phsycologist and it helps...a bit.
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also how well it works for depression as compared to some of the other common anti-depressants such as zoloft, prozac, lexapro. I've tried all 3 of these, liked Lexapro the best. At my last appt I had discussed with my PMP some concerns about my neurontin possibly not being a strong enough dose. He had originally instructed me to take 1 tablet 3 times daily.
It is necessary to review the risks vs benefit of all medications during your pregnancy. Zoloft is listed as a Category C drug for pregnancy by the FDA: (animal studies have shown adverse effects during pregnancy but there are not adequate human studies, and potential benefits may outweigh the risks during pregnancy).
As a example I use zoloft, I can't stop taking this medication because if I do I will suffer from withdrawals however I use zoloft as prescribed and i don't have any drug seeking behaviour to obtain more then I medically need so rather than being addicted to the zoloft I am dependant on the zoloft. Your situation could be the same as my zoloft situation.
I have had anxiety off and on since 1999. I started Zoloft then and it worked the entire time I took it. I got divorced in 2003 and after several months of depression I started exercising, losing weight, and I felt better so I tapered off of it. I was drug free until last summer when I started having numbness in my face, dizzy spells, panic episodes, etc, I got a complete workup from my MD. All tests were negative so we decided it was my anxiety again so she started me on Xanax for short term.
Fast foward to 9 months post baby and the anxiety hit again. The doc then put me on zoloft for long-term use, but still had/have the klonopin for actual attacks. Zoloft was wonderful (ask my husband!). However, after several years (my bad), I realized that zoloft was affecting my sex drive (or lack thereof very much so). I thought it was b/c of kids, etc., which it probably was, but because of the hormonal imbalance, not the actual fact of having kids.
Well gee, thanks but that still doesn't solve the issue of it wearing off so quickly and I still cannot/will not take it with any solid regularity due to the tolerance factor. I mentioned Valium again, he sidestepped it...again. So my options came down to Klonopin if I wanted a longer acting med...I fought him on that saying it is an anti-seizure drug with anti-panic effects-he said it's used for anxiety.
This is very old and looks more like drug info to amuse rather than real intent to stop taking xanax. A wise shrink once told me valium is valium is valium. All benzos are bad when you take them everyday for long periods but xanax is by far the worst. Upjohn, who came out with xanax tried to hide some studies from the FDA when it was in trials back in the early 1980's before it came on the market.
At this time, however, it does. I have tried two antidepressants in the past, paxil and zoloft with terrible results. I have had success, though, with klonopin. I took it for about six months and weaned off it with few problems. Quite honestly, it gave me my life back. That was six years ago. Yesterday, I was given a new prescription for klonopin. I would like to start by taking it as needed, rather than daily. My physician said that I could try that.
If you have a panic disorder, you should be put on a SSRI like the Paxil, Zoloft, Prozac, Luvox, Celexa or Lexapro... if you can't tolerate them or if the panic disorder don't improve after at 8 weeks at the maximum dose, you should switch to another agent like the older TCA's (Imipramine, Clomipramine)... since the TCA's have more side effects, they are harder to start and they increase a lot the anxiety at first...
Keep in mind as well that it isn't uncommon to experience a significant amount of emotional w/d's after discontinuing Zoloft (and other SSRI's)....so keep that in mind. If you haven't taken any Zoloft in 2 weeks...then most likely you'll start noticing an improvement in those symptoms pretty soon. Sorry you've had such a rough time, things will start looking up real soon for you. Good luck!
The idea of having side effects from medicine makes me want to stop them completely. I have taken Zoloft to have nothing but bad side effects and now Im on Sinequan now but I have read weight gain is a side effect of it :( Anyone with any help would be great. Yes i know every person is different and gets different side effects.
Ativan is my 'security blanket'. The dosage - now - on the bottle is (1mg Tabs) 1-2 tab up to 4 tabs daily prn. My doc approved taking 2 vs 1 when he realized how severe my symptoms get and I told him that with trial and error by taking 1..waiting...and having to take a 2nd one before I settled down (along with breathing in a paper bag) worked better.
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