Ativan and hair loss

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Avatar n tn i was noticing more and more hair loss, and just a little weight loss. I called my pharmacist who said that hair loss isn't really common with topamax and should go away in a few weeks when my body get used to it. i just couldnt lose anymore, i had extremely thick hair and now i can see my scalp which i hate. i use nioxin which helps grow hair (shampoo, conditioner, scalp treatment, and follicle booster) and just continued to lose it.
Avatar m tn It was the med that pooped before Lexapro so its second go and I don't hold much hope. I am on Ativan for life after near death detox , I don't mind its the best anxiety med out by far, you just get tolerance and the detox on 6mg would kill a horse , besides you still need a Benzo if you get off your illness don't just stop. I am at a loss at what to team up with my Ativan any idea has I drift into the pit of hell.
1298588 tn?1330322581 Hi, I have a first hand experience with Ativan... I have taken both 0.5 mg and 1.0mg and had absolutely no negative side effects while taking either dose. I too recommend only taking it when necessary which is what I did and there were no withdrawal symptoms... If you find that you have to take it daily then I recommend only doing that for a short period of time and then having your doctor switch you to something else....
Avatar f tn Should I taper off the Xanax and then start the Ativan? I think the Ativan could help me, so I'd like to take it, but don't want to wind up with withdrawals. Please advise - should I continue taking Xanax and taper off and then start Ativan or should I just continue taking the Ativan and assume the panicky feeling I had was from something else? Also, I've been taking Toprol XL, a beta blocker, for anxiety symptoms including racing heart.
Avatar n tn When the hormones return to pre-pregnancy levels, that hair falls out and the normal cycle of growth and loss starts again. Some medicines can cause hair loss. This type of hair loss improves when you stop taking the medicine. Medicines that can cause hair loss include blood thinners (also called anticoagulants), medicines used for gout, medicines used in chemotherapy to treat cancer, vitamin A (if too much is taken), birth control pills and antidepressants.
Avatar n tn It just came out in huge clumps everytime I washed or combed it. The loss tapered off and I was left with some hair, but what was left was lifeless. It felt and looked a lot better when I cut it short. Now, 6 months later, my hair is growing in really fast and is healthier than it has ever been. Don't let your hair loss get you down, it will grow back. In the meantime, enjoy not having to spend a lot of time styling, etc. because the less stress on your hair, the better it will be.
Avatar f tn Current meds are baclopfen,zanaflex,valium,ativan,vicodin,oxycontin plus rebif.Could any of these be effecting the central vision loss.
Avatar f tn I came home and decided to google Ambian and memory loss and what a shock! I don't know if my memory is going to get any better but I can tell you one thing. I am going to flush down the toilet the remainder of my pills. If my doctor would of told me Ambian would effect my memory, I would never and I do repeat never taken a one.
Avatar f tn But I'm on low doses of both, so I didn't expect to see much weight loss, if any, and especially not so quickly. My appointment at the psychiatrist was on October 7 and when they had me get on the scale there, it read 131 lbs. I had a urologist appointment the next day, and the scale there read 133 (water weight fluctuations, I assume). I got my prescription filled and started taking the medicine on October 8: Wellbutrin 75 mg once per day, Topamax 25 mg twice per day (and Ativan 0.
Avatar n tn but my concern is that prozac could also contribute to my hair loss,i would like to know how many people on prozac lose there hair,or would this help by making me worry less about it ? please id appreciate any advice i could get right now.
Avatar m tn You may consider asking the doctor for a short term sleep aid. I needed Trazadone and Ativan to sleep for a few months.
Avatar f tn chest pain numbness, tingling, pain in arms and legs stomach pain after eating either no appetite or ravenous weight loss diarrhea or constipation start periods 3-5 days earlier than normal and are heavy with cramps headache chills feel like I can't regulate body temp (either too hot or too cold) nausea at times fatigue depressed exhausted crying and irritable anxiety dry lips and skin brittle hair eyes hurt forgetfulness exhausted by any activity I think that my body is dumping the thyroid h
Avatar n tn I, too have been on Lexapro for a long time and suffer from brain fog and short term memory loss. Finding words can be difficult especially as I am in the mental health field myself and am always going to seminars and learning new things and retaining information is so important. I definitely believe it is the medication, which is very helpful in other ways. It's a really difficult tradeoff to have to make!
Avatar f tn I have constant grinding, popping, and cracking sounds in my joints all over my body, especially in my neck, very badly in my shoulders, my back, jaw, elbows, wrists, knees and hips. It does not usually hurt but my muscles and joints hurt and seem to be tense, weak and stiff. Can anxiety cause all of these CONSTANT symptoms? This problem is effecting my life and my relationships and I just want to feel normal and like my old self again.
Avatar n tn It's not funny but I'm so tired and just can't get pregnant due to work rules (military deployment) so I need some relief and some weight loss!!!!
Avatar f tn Take them out of their familiar environment and you have a confused and frightened individual. with the mild dementia and short term memory loss, his response is not to be expected. The medical delivery system is broken, and the ball is often dropped by the doctors and other health care professionals. It should have been explained to you that this may have been a complication post op. it may take time, but he may return to his baseline behavior post op.
Avatar m tn I'm currently trying to come off Depakote (because of the hair loss), and switch to Lithium. Coming off Depakote, for me, has not been easy. Again, this doesn't happen to everyone. My psychiatrist advised me that most people don't experience any problems withdrawing. I am actually quite disappointed about having to come off Depakote, because it made such a big difference to me. I hope lithium works just as well.
Avatar n tn Have a nice vacation, my most excellent friend! Try to behave just a little. Of course, not being around the usual cues to using may just help you keep your consumption down or at least to something reasonable. Just stay away from the booze. It's a "dis-inhibitor" and usually leads to a loss of any sort of reasonable control. Just put ice in the glass with some 7-up and no one will be offended.
363243 tn?1331037450 Vidu67 What caught my attention was your mention of anxiety and panic attacks. I am 41 and have had trouble with anxiety during post partum and early in my life, during my first year of menstruation. I know my anxiety is triggered by hormones and stress. I too am being treated for hypothyroidism. My sister recently told me she had been diagnosed with PCOS. I was complaining to her about my anxiety problems and my temper outbursts.
1067423 tn?1267744270 I would have sweated to death with a wig or scarf or hat. I lost hair, eyebrows, eyelashes and all body hair (no complaint about that one) but I only missed the eyelashes. The neulasta shot I took in my stomach. Trick to it if you're going to have someone administer it for you, have them press the plunger to administer as they enter the skin so that it's a little quicker. (tiny burn sensation with drug administration). Very skinny needle so that's a plus.
85135 tn?1227293372 Oh, and I certainly care less about housework and who was it that said about cat hair, etc. My mood is more calm and I am down right lazy at times. Wonder if that might be the Paxil, Ativan, or percocet (for headaches)? I used to be the tireless 'energy sort of a bunny', not now! My husband still can't get used to the new me.
Avatar n tn I have had a plethora of symptoms dating back to almost 6 months ago. I have been seen by many doctors. The following tests have been performed and PASSED with normal and unremarkable results: 2 chest x-rays, 2 thyroid tests, 2 blood oxygen readings, a blood panel, and an EKG. I am scheduled for an Echocardiogram, a Holter Monitor, and a TreadMill test in a few weeks.
178783 tn?1197303699 The final combination of anti-nausea drugs that worked very well for her was amen, zofran, ativan, and I believe there was some steroid mixed with the zofran. At home only zofran was used. For Ashley, this was the worst physical side effect. Hair loss is inevidable. It happened to Ashley resulting in her shaving her head during her second round of chemo. Some dry and cracking skin on feet and hands also occured. This was mild though. That's it. No other side effects that can be visually seen.
Avatar f tn What are your actual T4 and T3 results and were they Free T4 and Free T3 or were they Total T4 and Total T3? They aren't the same tests and don't give the same information. If you have those reports, please post those results, along with the corresponding reference ranges, which vary from lab to lab and have to come from your own report(s). A warm nodule indicates one that might be producing thyroid hormones independently of the thyroid.
1512839 tn?1300245802 My doctor has had to add Ativan to the mix. I have been stressed to the gills and don't really have much to report other than a younger brother and sister who can see their way out the door since I have been the only one helping my poor mother with her illness and her needs since all of this started. I'm sure they'll both be there though with their hands held out when the check is finally cut on the dreaded day. It makes me so sick I could spit in their eyes.
503727 tn?1210442710 that helped a little, I was able to go to the store again, but I would still get nervous, but I had my ativan handy i would be in an asle and pop an ativan with nothing to drink I felt like a druggy.. but it will pass, just stop waiting for it to happen, I know thats easier said than done trust me, but it will pass i promise... try to find one thing that makes you feel safe.. like say to yourself if i take a shower i will be fine that will help..
Avatar n tn Valium (or another benzodiazepine such as Klonopin, Librium, Ativan or Xanax). Of these, Valium and Klonopin are best suited for tapering since they come in tablet form. Librium is also an excellent detox benzo, but comes in capsules, making it hard to taper the dose. Ativan or Xanax should only be used if you can't get one of the others. 2. Imodium (over the counter, any drug or grocery store). 3. L-Tyrosine (500 mg caps) from the health food store. 4.
Avatar n tn I have also had bouts of depression since, extreme fatigue, headaches, nausea, weight loss,leg cramping, dry skin, hair loss,night sweats etc...I seem to be experiencing both hyper and hypo symptoms and my endo said it was indeed possible...I know it's frustrating because all we can do is play a waiting game...get a doctor who takes you seriously and discuss treatment for the anxiety as it can be quite debilitating if left untreated...
Avatar m tn anyways, the increased anxiety and pains led me to ER where they would tell me i was suffering from stress and anxiety and would prescribe me MORE benzos this time ativan . when the ativan finished i had even MORE withdrawal symptoms and that made me go back to ER where they gave me MORE benzos,. this went on for 10 MONTHS!!!! I FOUND out like 2 months ago the horrors of benzos and am trying to get off them now.